Only In Britain

Would you find flood warnings and a hosepipe ban in place at the same time in the same location. I can only assume that St Swithin must have come from Cumbria? Lucky there isn't much wheat grown up there, we've had our fair share in North Yorkshire from around 6pm last night, with one or two heavy downpours. Growers in the South East seem to have escaped relatively unscathed up until now from what I can tell, although spotty showers are forecast today through until Friday.

Farming Online's online survey pegs the average barley yield at 6.4 MT/ha so far this season, with oilseed rape averaging 3.39 MT/ha up until now.