27 July 2018

Kent’s crops ‘parched to the bone’ says NFU amid soaring temperatures

CROPS ARE PARCHED TO THE BONE AND ARE BEING IMPACTED BADLY BY WEEKS OF SOARING TEMPERATURES, reports KMTV.  The NFU maintains that the weight and yield of crops have been affected by the lack of rain and unrelenting sunshine.  Once formed, grain needs a lot of moisture to fill out and create a large, healthy grain, otherwise it just shrivels up resulting in a low yield of a low quality wheat.  Similarly livestock farmers are having to use winter feed supplies during the summer as the grass is too arid for nutritional feed.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/crops-parched-to-the-bone-186868/