Monday, 1 September 2014

August Snapshot

There was some great weather around the country in July and many of the crops ripened well. The calendar turned over into August, the combine rolled out of the shed and the showers tested our patience.

We finished combining wheat on the 24th August and yields have been above average, with other crops being about on our 5 year average. Forty hectares of spring oats and 120 hectares of beans are left to combine. The forecast is for the weather to pick up tomorrow so fingers crossed for the final harvest push.

As the drizzle sweeps across Leicestershire here are a few photos to show progress through August.

Last day of the glorious early August sunshine.

Harvesting direct drilled wheat into a grass ley

Moody harvest weather sunshine and showers!!

The fine weather is 'somewhere over the rainbow'

A diverse Leicestershire landscape...its still raining!

There will be better yields, but on this soil and after 2012 and 2013...its best not to be too greedy.
8.5 tonnes/ha on milling and 9.5t/ha on feed wheat. Will exaggerate in the pub!!

A new tup for Loddington Longwools

Cover crops and oilseed rape drilling

Still showers in the distance as osr gets drilled

Up, up and away for the osr and cover crop

Its a constant battle against slugs!!

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