Starting wheat in late harvest

22 August 2001

Starting wheat in late harvest

HARVEST is late for David Powell, who farms at Yazor, northwest of Hereford. They just started wheat on Tuesday (21 August). They would normally start wheat 5 days ago.

A start has been made on Consort and Claire, both for feed. “It looks like some of the bushel weights are hovering on the minimum standard, which is a bit worrying.”

There are 240ha (600 acres) of wheat to combine, so he hopes things improve.

Pronto oilseed rape had previously performed above average. It yielded 3.6t/ha (1.45t/acre), which is above the farm average of 3.2t/ha (1.3t/acre).

“It had established early and looked good all the way.”

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