Harvest/Yields 2020

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
I see Adam on Countryfile last night admitted the effects of the drought on his crops. Crops looked even worse than mine. I was starting to think I was the only one affected by the drought in April/ May, after listening to all the predictions on here for massive straw and grain yields......
TFF is overtaking the FW for pub yield talk IMO.(n)
 

Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Not expecting anything brilliant this year.
w Barley looks promising so will disappoint
Osr still have everything that was planted so will definitely improve on last year. Is only half the area.
Spring barley plants look ok but thin so yield down and thin crop could mean high n
Wheat one farm good Bg control went in ok and should be average or better
Other farm poor Bg control, it’s pants! would have been better off not bothering planting it and doubling the SB area
Spring beans look good but I’ve never grown them before so have no idea what they should look like

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silverfox

Member
Location
Shropshire
did a 17 acre field of winter barley yesterday. i think i could just about fill a 29 ton lorry . It was so short in places that i was using the reel to sweep it onto the bed. Hopefully that's the worst field.
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
It'll be the worst crop I've ever had.....I think. Depends whether the second growth stage catches up with the first. Wonder if I can use a stripper header to take off a first cut, thus leaving secondary tillers and stunted patches for a second cut..... :unsure: o_O
 

solo

Member
Location
worcestershire
Cut gimlet winter barley yesterday. About 2t/acre and sample looks poor. Cut below 14.3% so will save on drying cost. Very small swath of straw.
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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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