July 2018 Crop Update

July 2018 Crop Update

July 2018 Crop Update

The Mediterranean feel weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK has certainly been enjoyed by all, however for our farmers this brings a different set of challenges; usually growers are challenged with ensuring the land is drained enough to cope with our typical summer rains.

Little to no rainfall over a 6-week period combined with daily average temperatures of 24°c can cause the ground temperature to reach 40-50°c.

At temperatures over 24°c many crops stop growing and go into self-preservation mode which is where the leaf cells close to stop dehydration which also stops photosynthesis.

What this means for Crop supply:






Courgettes & Strawberries

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