Meeting the drought challenge
Many UK growers will remember the summer of 2018 and some will wish they could forget it. The intense focus on water and irrigation has also resulted in some excellent examples of the way growers have 'risen to the challenge' and we can report on two who have done just that. Below we look at the steps taken by Lincolnshire farmers LCJ Mountain Farms while in our case histories you can read about the strategy adopted by fenland farmer David Hoyles. Water where its needed Based near Sleaford on the edge of the fens, LCJ Mountain Farms Ltd have recently turned their attention from chipping to pre-pack potatoes in partnership with one of the main packhouses. This season 164 acres have been grown as part of a nine-year rotation with wheat and OSR. The transition to growing for quality rather ...