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Harvest finished for us on September 11, three days later than last year, which was not a bad result considering where we were approaching the end of August. It was a very stop start affair this year, as it was for most in our part of the country, and it never really felt like we got going.
Harvest is all but finished here in North Yorkshire, the last few stragglers of spring barley are to be mopped up while spring beans are just about ready to cut. In all, yields are what we expected. Need I say any more?
Its always a nice feeling to be finished harvest regardless of how it has gone and, with our 2020 efforts concluding yesterday (September), we have shaved a week off our usual date - helped along last week by some glorious windy days allowing very early starts.
Since I last wrote we have finished drilling oilseed rape, having not wanted to drill too much at any one time for fear of dry soil conditions delaying emergence or high flea beetle pressure hitting when the crop was still at the cotyledon stage.