On Monday, almost a full month after desiccating the oilseed rape, we began harvesting it and finished late on Tuesday evening.

At this stage, it is too early to say what exact yield moisture we achieved but the initial indications from the monitors in my contractor’s combine gave us a yield of not far off two tonnes but at a moisture of somewhere around 12% to 13%, higher than the 9% that is the target for maximum payout.