08-07-2012 10:50 AM | United Kingdom

Rain making life increasingly difficult

I have measured over 110mm of rain at Poolham Hall Farm in June and at the time of writing, there is still a week until the end of the month.

This excess of rain has done my crops no good whatsoever.

The lack of sunlight will now be reducing the yield potential of the oilseed rape and winter wheat.

A comprehensive fungicide programme has kept disease in the bottom of the crops of wheat, but this will be to no avail unless sunlight allows the plants to photosynthesise and produce the starch needed to fill the grains during the ripening process.
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