Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Crop Update

Back from the farms with a quick update:

Wheat looking clean, will be leaving out earwash as crop at medium to late milk stage and weather set to remain hot;

Oilseed rape still looking clean (well ours is), starting to change colour to a lighter shade of green with seeds still bright green, will start desiccating in seven to ten days. Rape seed E334/t August delivery in Paris on back of Canadian wet spring;

Sunflowers 30-70cm, looking good - what an easy crop to grow, sow, fert, spray and grow;

Soya struggling against weeds as wet May has encouraged a significant flush that is testing the herbicides;

Maize similar to soya.