UK: OSR Crop Not Looking Good

Continuous cold wet weather and low soil temperatures have left oilseed rapes crops damaged by pigeons looking very poor and backward.

This season's crop is also blighted by the highest levels of light leaf spot since 1995 according to DEFRA.

They say that nationally infection levels are running around three times normal.

As well as widespread pigeon damage there are reports too of crops being been badly defoliated after the recent snows melted.