After a fine start to harvest, the weather took a drastic turn for the worse from 14 August, with a series of storms affecting most of the country.
The unsettled weather and limited harvest opportunities resulted in slow harvest progress across the last two weeks of August with approximately 200Kha cut each week, mostly spring barley in the East of the country. Rate of progress picked up in WE08 September, with an estimated 600Kha of crops harvested. This included large areas of spring barley, wheat and also oats, with some farmers also clearing any remaining winter oilseed rape that had not been harvested before the rain hit.
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