David driving his combine harvester
It seems the weather has become a feature of this column due to the absolute extremes we received in the last year. The second half of last year’s harvest was extremely wet, followed by a record-breaking wet winter and then a complete a complete absence of rain during the spring growing period. On several days in November temperatures exceeded 30C – six to seven degrees higher than what would be expected during flowering and grain fill. See also: Why 2017 […]