April Showers Will Offer Some Welcome Relief

Blake, Andrew
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 14, p58
Trade Publication
This article reports on the effect of rainfall on the crops grown in various regions of Great Britain as of April 11, 2003. Rainfall will improve the continuing poor prices. For Jamie Rogers near Hereford, the open spring allowed rapid progress with fieldwork including drilling 31ha of Cellar spring barley after sheep-grazed stubble turnips. The first rain since February 2003 will help the newly-sown crop get away and wash in first winter cereal and oilseed rape top-dressings. Eastern region is expected to get immeasurable rainfall and a forecast of more dry weather. In Scotland, spring barley seed-beds have been good and rhynchosporium in barley and septoria in wheat have been dried up to some advantage.


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