Farmer Jack Hopkins in a field of young oilseed rape© Richard Stanton
Winter seems to have progressed the wrong way this year – mild and wet to start and then becoming colder and drier later on. As a result, the crops have steadily continued to grow for most of the winter, except for the past few weeks, when I wanted to get going and everything stood still. The strong, cold winds seem to have taken their toll on some of the exposed wheat, with the leaves going some very unusual colours. See […]