Is harvest 2019 getting desperate in Scotland??

How much of your crops are going down

  • none

    Votes: 23 31.5%
  • 1/4 of fields

    Votes: 25 34.2%
  • 1/2 fields

    Votes: 10 13.7%
  • 3/4 of fields

    Votes: 6 8.2%
  • every field is going down

    Votes: 9 12.3%

  • Total voters
    73
Spring barley Concerto was battered by a very heavy thunderstorm about ten days ago and went from green to ripe in about a week with extensive brackling .After a breezy sunny day today after overnight rain we cut a small field in the late afternoon at about 21%. Will try again tomorrow if it stays dry overnight as its extremely fragile now.
We are twelve days later in starting than last year. This year is about our average date to start.

Got second cut silage wrapped up about four days ago with more bales than ever for a second cut. Have nearly enough now for two winters.
 

z.man

Member
Location
central scotland
Still got hay to finish ,second cut silage needing cut barley straw lying getting wet and more than a full weeks combining waiting for some weather ,oh and my forklift is lying in a million bits but it’s still not a disaster well not yet anyway!!
 

T C

Member
Location
Nr Kelso
Tricky but far from a disaster. If we don't cut for a fortnight then it will come into disaster category.
Some fields have a lean with patches down. Occasional field is flat.
Odd combine getting stuck but most travelling OK.
Have been in much worse situations in mid August - a dry 10 days will see alot of work done.
 

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
Tricky but far from a disaster. If we don't cut for a fortnight then it will come into disaster category.
Some fields have a lean with patches down. Occasional field is flat.
Odd combine getting stuck but most travelling OK.
Have been in much worse situations in mid August - a dry 10 days will see alot of work done.
yep, just scanned through this thread and its hardly time to call it a real disaster yet is it ? seen folk out combining around Christmas before now
 

Acke

Member
Location
Sweden Enköping
Over in Denmark right now. NE Jutland. Wheat fields half cut, straw in the swath everywhere, very few bales. Many steam rolled. Very black looking. Picture just as grim here. And still raining...


How is quality of wheat and malting barly in Denmark ? It soon bad here in Sweden with all showers we have every day!
 

miniconnect

Member
Location
Argyll
Tricky but far from a disaster. If we don't cut for a fortnight then it will come into disaster category.
Some fields have a lean with patches down. Occasional field is flat.
Odd combine getting stuck but most travelling OK.
Have been in much worse situations in mid August - a dry 10 days will see alot of work done.
Similar story over here in the west, most spring barley only just ready now, but bits of 2nd / 3rd cut to do, quite a lot of wholecrop, and reseeds to do.
Topping and fertiliser this weekend, trying not to make a mess, ground getting soft now,

As you say 2 dry weeks would get a lot done, but this week doesn't look promising.
 

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