Harvest begins: At one point it looked like we could see an early start to the harvest but that passed. Combines have begun to roll in places this week but the vast majority of crops will not be ready for at least another week.

There will inevitably be occasional opportunities for those with ripe crops. The bigger question lies around what to do with straw. Once it is put into a row, the decision is made to bale and this could delay subsequent activity. Consider chopping fields based on the forecast and the interval needed for baling.