Stop-start harvest delays wheat and bean harvest

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Cambridgeshire grower Edd Banks was hoping to wrap up his harvest this week after recording highly variable yields. By Monday night (29 August), he had 24ha of winter wheat and 114ha of Fuego spring beans left to cut. "We sprayed the beans off on Saturday, so they should be ready by the weekend," he said.…


Wet weather delays spring barley harvest

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Six weeks into the harvest season and variable weather, including some heavy rain, sees standing crops remaining in Westcountry fields as September arrives. Rain shortened harvesting days to three or four in parts of the region, limiting working time to five or six hours in many cases. But despite the rain causing disruptions in the…


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