Close up of shattered oilseed rape podsHail shattered oilseed rape pods, destroying up to 50% of the crop © Jamie Stokes
During the first four months of this year, close to 20in of rain fell on this farm. May was dull, but pretty dry with only a few wet periods, but June was a washout. We had over nine inches that month and some of it fell with almost biblical intensity, causing flooding in low-lying areas. You should be aware that average annual rainfall in Norfolk, recorded over many years, is around 24in. So, we’ve had well over what we would […]
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