UK Crop Development

Those nice boys at Farming Online have put together an interesting summary of the latest crop conditions up and down the country here.

Winter rapeseed seems to be generally looking "a bit sad", displaying few signs of new growth and suffering from fairly extensive pigeon damage, they say.

The recent drier slightly warmer weather seems to have generally improved ground conditions significantly however.

Winter wheat in the eastern counties is described as "actively growing" although not much growth is being reported in the west and the north.

Winter barley is looking "fully tillered, but some very yellow and need some warmer drier weather...before they will pick-up," they add.