UK - The first source of published data on UK crop production levels for this year will be generated by NFU members who are encouraged to complete the annual harvest survey of 2014.
Members can answer questions on crop area and yields online in confidence on the NFU’s website or by post.
The survey looks to get as full a picture as possible of the wheat crop in England by mid-September and the year’s harvest of major combinable crops to date, by early October.
It will reflect on issues such as the effect of the extreme weather on cereals and oilseeds, the increased winter crop areas and decreased planting of spring crops, and the effect difficult early season conditions have had on crop disease pressure.
NFU chief arable adviser Guy Gagen said: “Without the information provided by members it would have simply been impossible to generate an accurate estimate in the past as we rely on members’ input in order to maintain our accurate track record with harvest results.
“This year’s survey is online, making it easy for members to record crucial information that goes into painting a picture of the 2014 harvest on a national scale.”
Respondents to this year’s survey will have a chance of winning a GrainSafe Smartprobe temperature monitor for stored grain.
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