Video: Great footage of the wheat harvest in Norway last year
This great drone footage from Norway shows the 2015 wheat harvest in the south of the country.
It was filmed last year by Marcus Gram-Hvidsten and uploaded onto his YouTube account recently.
This wheat harvest was filmed Borge in Norway, and shows a New Holland harvester cutting the wheat. The grain is then put into a trailer and brought away for storage.
Compared to the Irish weather in the second half of 2015, Gram-Hvidsten got great weather for filming the cut.
UK set to record fourth biggest wheat harvest on record
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) final crop production and yield figures have revealed a boost in UK wheat production, compared with estimates made in October, of over 250,000t, according to Brenda Mullan, Senior Analyst with the HGCA.
Mullan says this takes UK wheat output to 16.4m tonnes, the fourth biggest harvest on record, reflecting the favourable growing conditions for harvest 2015.
Final yields have been reported at 9.0t/ha, the highest on record, with the UK average yield enhanced by increases in all but one region (East England), compared with 2014.
“While the wheat area was down by 5% year-on-year, production has only shown a decline of 1%, with record yields the driving force behind the second consecutive +16m tonnes crop,” she said.
Mullan said, DEFRA’s figures also indicated increases in production estimates for all of the UK’s main arable crops, compared with those in October.
Oilseed rape also saw a considerable revision of over 220,000t compared with October – taking 2015 production to 2.5m tonnes.