Sunday, 29 July 2012

Combine starts on oilseed rape

The 2012 harvest finally got underway at Loddington over the weekend.

Fine sunny conditions on Saturday were ideal  for combining, however the weather deteriorated on Sunday with numerous showers. Early indications are that oilseed rape yields are 15-20% lower than last year but with just 10% of the crop harvested only limited yield data is available.


  1. Whilst yeilds maybe 15-20% lower than last year this is to be expected; last years yields were 20% higher than the 10 year average! So, in fact, yields have simply returned average?

    1. Your observations are correct, which is suprising considering the weather conditions. Also we have not harvested 90% of the crop yet

    2. Then one should be up-beat about the prospects accepting of course there is no yield until it's in the shed.....