Farmer Jeremy Oatey with his sprayer© Jim Wileman
I think I have been luckier than most with the rainfall in the past month. At the end of April the winter barley and oilseed rape were looking pretty good, but the wheat was looking hungry as it had not received enough moisture to pick up the nitrogen. Two days of steady, gentle rain at the start of May changed the situation, with crops turning a darker shade of green almost overnight. Since then, occasional damp days followed by a solid 50mm have […]