Sunday, 19 August 2012

Winter Oats (flat but yielding well)

The warm weather this weekend has allowed our oat harvest to progress steadily.
Although heavy rain on Wednesday (12mm in 20 minutes) flatened the oat crop, the yields are good and are a welcome highlight in a difficult season. (Photo Ben Jarvis)

Friday, 17 August 2012

OSR Harvest Finally Finnished

The Oilseed Rape harvest was finally completed on Monday 13th August.
As expected yields are well down on last year and early indications are the crop will yield 3.2 t/ha.
The Oats look more promising and to date approximately 20% of this has been harvested.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Poor weather hampers harvest

Virtually no harvesting was possible over the last 7 days. The combine is parked up ready for action and it looks like warmer sunnier weather later in the week.