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With many growers likening the weather conditions of the last twelve months to the drought of 1976, I think many of us had convinced ourselves that we would be experiencing another hot and dry start to the summer.
As I write this article on June 24, I must admit to feeling somewhat tired of listening to the rain battering off my bedroom window at 5am, an occurrence that has been quite regular over the last month.
Some very valuable rain fell this week after the prolonged cold and dry spell which has held our crops back here in the North East. The rain is well timed for all winter crops and will hopefully set up many of the spring drillings too.
Writing in mid-February, and with the icy start we had to the month – not to mention well over two inches of rain in the past week – we are very glad we did not rush into much in the way of early fieldwork.