Archive Article: 1998/07/10

10 July 1998

Harvest is underway – but a lack of sunshine is being blamed for a drop off in yields of winter barley, from 6.8t/ha (2.75t/acre) to 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre), at Sir George Meyricks, East Close Farm, Hinton Admiral, Dorset. Meanwhile a lack of pesticides is the reason for the swathes of poppies on the 520ha (1300 acre) Shrublands Estate, Ipswich, Suffolk where farm manager Raymond Page limits sprays to aid bio-diversity.

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