|Harvest weather. At least this field has been combined and the straw baled.|
Farmers across the country are now beginning to pull their hair out as this ghastly weather continues day after day, as not only are crops ready to be harvested, but Oil seed rape needs to follow in behind, once the cereal crop has been removed. As a consequence a lot of Rape may be drilled late, missing out on the optimum timing, making it more vulnerable to flea beetle and pigeon attack later in the winter.
|Even if the weather improves, for many it will be a number of days before the ground will allow a combine to travel|