As usual, combines were rolling in the south of England at the beginning of the month. Further north we have to be a bit more patient, although the heatwave during the first week of July will have brought harvest forward a few days earlier than usual. Sadly, those hot days scorched crops rather than ripened them, especially on light land, and will have done nothing to enhance yields. David Richardson farms about 400ha (1,000 acres) of arable land near Norwich […]