Harvest time on the Isle Estate
13th September 2012
Wet, wet and more rain. Harvesting has been a chore but Guy has got on with the job as best he could (seen here in a field of wheet called ‘Spine Road Right One’).
Countrywide the yields have been about 12% down and we are no exception. One of the main problems has been the lack of UV light which has lead to a poor grain sample. All this being said prices have remained relatively buoyant and at least we have got our crop in, though with the adverse climatic conditions, bailing the straw will be a patchy operation and if it continues to rain then we may well have to plough when we could have used a direct drilling system for next year’s crop.