Tuesday, 13 April 2010

31 March 2010

Weather and soil conditions continue improve, the last of the snow has cleared and plant growth is well under way. The warmer night time temperatures will allow soil temperature to increase.

Winter oilseed rape conditions are variable with the later emerged crops in the more exposed sites having faired the worst. Plant populations vary from very low to satisfactory.

Winter wheat is at three to four leaves with none to three tillers (GS14:23). Plant populations are generally satisfactory although there is plenty of septoria knocking about.