Stan The Man

Contact has been made with Kazakh Stan in some Godforsaken remote part of the former Soviet state. Here's what he has to say from the field:

"still very dry here. Not as warm as I’d expected (high 20s/low 30s) and we had some rain on Monday (when I arrived on farm – I said it was a present from Scotland!) – but not all areas got it & amounts were variable.

"SOSR flowering here – but crops are thin & very short (lower than knee-height!). Definitely not going to be a high yielding season – unfortunately."