Irrigating sugar beet© Tim Scrivener
Some farmers are being forced to irrigate crops as the dry spell continues, with concerns that up 50% of crop yields maybe lost in wheat if the drought is prolonged. The average rainfall in England is down to 7.6mm this April, compared with 66.8mm last April, with farmers across the country enduring the driest April to March period since 1995.   See also: 12 tweets showing how crops are coping in dry conditions Scotland has had 40.2mm of rain this April, […]
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