Wheat Harvest in France 2019
First field of wheat being cut on Sunday 7th July at La Tournaciere in central France. On very sandy land drought has taken its toll with yield at 7 tonne per hectare.
Wheat being cut before oilseed rape as lower pods still too green – Roundup not allowed as a desiccant on oilseed rape in France.
French oilseed rape area estimated to be 20% down due to drought establishment problems last summer and autumn.