August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/29/2008, p6
Trade Publication
The author relates some distant memories of the 2008 harvest season. According to the author, constant heavy showers have made the farm very wet and not nice to look at. On the plus side, yields so far have been very good, with Solstice wheat averaging 3.8 tons (t)/acre and the rape 1.8t/acre. Cultivations started well on the rape stubble which has had biosolids spread on it, the author says. Fields going into rape still have wheat or spring barley on them, so a quick turnaround will be required there, the author notes.


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