Combines are go with a great break in the weather
Winter wheat and oilseed rape were harvested at about the same time around the 8th of August. Normally, the rape is 2-3 weeks earlier. The very wet autumn led to a slug epidemic and that was then followed by cold wet slow growing conditions over a … Continue Reading ››
This week the countryside started to feel autumnal. There are dew laden cobwebs, banks of seeding umbelliferae (wild carrots, angelica, parsnips family), and flowering willow herbs.
The combine-harvesters are still waiting to pounce into action, but the cropping … Continue Reading ››
The very wet autumn followed by long cold spring have made themselves felt in agricultural landscape. We are pre-harvest with patchy uneven crops on the turn at the same time. The winter sown crops are clearly behind and very uneven, especially the winter oilseed-rape. Harvest should be under way, but crops are still green. The … Continue Reading ››