NFU predicts yields could be down by a third as extreme weather hits crops. The many species of wheat together make up the genus Triticum; the most widely grown is common wheat (T. aestivum). The wheat is harvested around the end of July, then often followed by a crop of winter wheat planted mid to late September. Once these are assessed and included in the dataset, it is likely that the proportion of samples meeting the specification will be even lower. “Admittedly, the wheat straw is still a bit green, but we are exceptionally pleased with this crop, considering the season, as starting harvest this early would normally mean poorer yields,” says Mr Rayner. This site requires a JavaScript enabled browser. 21/08/2020 'He became a hero': Bolsonaro sees popularity surge as Covid-19 spreads. Here's a look at the fruits of their labor. The dry forecast means he hopes to make good progress with the rest of this 100ha block, followed by another 120ha block down the road. Wheat quality looks good from early harvested milling crops, with yields generally lower than 2019 as growers start to cut the smallest wheat area for more than 40 years. Harvest progress to WE06 October can be summarised as: Wheat– 100% complete. Winter wheat In winter wheat country – from Texas to Nebraska – winter wheat is generally planted the end of September through mid-October. He started combining significantly earlier than usual on his heavy clay soils, where a 10ha area of his Crusoe wheat yielded 16-17t/ha, breaking previous farm records. In 2017, a record 86 million tons of wheat were harvested in Russia. Quality is good at 14.5% moisture, a specific weight of 82kg/hL and protein levels of 14% for Crusoe and 13% for Skyfall. An estimated 200Kha of crop area was cut in the week to 29 September, the last acreages across Northern and Scottish regions. Once it stems, the time for harvesting has arrived. The UK’s wheat harvest is likely to be down markedly this year, according to the National Farmers’ Union, capping a tumultuous year for British farming after consecutive seasons of extreme weather. Next on the harvest to-do list will be 170ha of maize for the farm’s anaerobic digestion plant. Uncertainty over EU trading arrangements are also impacting currency, with sterling significantly weakened by the recent failure to progress negotiations and the threat of a no-deal scenario looming. See also: Harvest 2020: The 5 top-yielding winter barley varieties map “Winter barley yields are down by around 10-15%, oilseed rape by 20%, and wheat by 10-25%. This article is more than 3 months old. The UK’s worst wheat harvest in about 40 years has prompted fears of higher prices of flour, and subsequently of bread and other flour-based products. The long, warm spring helped crops do well and our heavy clay soils helped to retain moisture,” he says. Wheat is a main component of many daily diets around the world. Another farmer seeing an early start to his wheat harvest is Charles Leadbetter at Eastern Farms in Cambridgeshire, who says his combine is into wheat a week earlier than normal because of the extreme weather. Grain price: November 2020 wheat rises again in the UK. Only about 40% of the usual amount of wheat was sown last October due to heavy rains, while the crops currently being harvested are of very poor quality due to droughts earlier in the season, followed by heavy rain in August, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said. Britain’s worst wheat harvest in 40 years is likely to push up prices for flour and bread, the industry has warned. In 2017, a record 86 million tons of wheat were harvested in Russia. Concern over domestic supply is not the only factor driving the UK wheat price higher. The worst wheat harvest in four decades could cause the price of flour and bread to rise, farmers have warned.. Oats– 100% complete.