Harvest/Yields 2020

7610 super q

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Arable Farmer
Location
Crapweathershire
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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ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Osr doing about 3t/ha so far which is what I was realistically hoping for. Been cheap to grow atleast.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Know of one field of OSR cut yesterday, 30t off 36ac, I actually thought it would have done better than that looking at it.
 

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
Location
Crapweathershire
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
 

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Tractor found parked up ‘with its engine running and no one in it’

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Written by Agriland Team

A tractor was left running and unattended while its driver was in a nearby shop buying lunch, a local police team in the UK have noted, highlighting the risks involved with such an action.

The unattended tractor was discovered by members of Dorset Police, outside a Tesco store in Blandford Forum, in England, last Thursday (October 15).

Taking to social media to highlight the matter, Dorset Police said:

When we visited Tesco’s in Blandford we didn’t expect to find a £110,000 [€121,800] tractor parked up near the entrance with its engine running and no one with it.
“We soon located the driver leaving Tesco’s with a meal deal.

“There’s absolutely...
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