Europe, UK, Ireland, Trends, Weather/Climate

British potato farmers fear yields will be hit as mercury rises

Robert Strathern, who farms at Wormingford, near Colchester, said preliminary investigations suggest his early crop of potatoes, which he may begin harvesting as early as next week (July 9 onwards), could be down by 25 to 30% on the average. Like many farmers, he has faced a prolonged period of hot weather with no rain. “Potatoes are the main crop we grow,”[Read More...]

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