Finishing on spring wheat

23 August 2001

Finishing on spring wheat

DAVID STEED, who farms at Manston, near Margate in Kent, is finishing harvest today by combining some spring wheat.

“Well be lucky if it makes 3.5t/acre (8.6t/ha).” The April drilled crop was grown because winter wheat could not be drilled in poor conditions.

Equinox winter wheat for feed has yielded 10t/ha (4t/acre). “This was drilled in January and was only one foot high. But it is a good sample with bold grains.” Marshall feed wheat also yielded 10t/ha (4t/acre).

“The weather has been catchy recently, but Ive waited for it to dry and cut nothing above 15.5%. Today it is 14.8%.”

“The wheat harvest is better than expected after the poor oilseed rape harvest.”

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