OSR poor in Essex

3 August 2001

OSR poor in Essex

NORTH Essex farmer John Harrison, who farms near Haverhill, has had below average oilseed rape yields.

Gemini, Escort and Canberra all yielded about 2.4t/ha (1.1t/acre), while the farm average is usually 3.5t/ha (1.4t/acre). “There was no emphasis on variety. They all looked well, but turned out bad.”

He says the wheat should be started in two weeks. The farm has heavy soil.

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