Archive Article: 2002/07/12

12 July 2002

Rain stops play… Bob Akehurst examines his Pearl winter barley, which is two to three weeks behind due to wet weather. "Normally we would have expected to start harvest by today, but 3in of rain in the past fortnight put paid to that," he says. Mr Akehurst, who farms 200ha (500 acres) at Barham, in Kent, also has haymaking to finish, which will clash with harvest when it finally begins, he adds.

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