Growers in parts of the country have begun the spring drilling frenzy, with many facing a monumental workload as the spring barley area is expected to be one of the biggest in 20 years.

Generally speaking, eastern growers have kick-started their spring campaign as soil temperatures begin to climb, while those in the West and further north (with some exceptions) are patiently waiting for conditions to improve.

We have picked some of our favourite tweets to show what’s happening out there in the fields.

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Spring drilling under way

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Preparations under way elsewhere…

https://twitter.com/rtaylor2004/status/833685320419901442

https://twitter.com/MaythornFarm/status/832662167434387456

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Others will be waiting a while yet…

But remember, it always pays to be patient…