Positive outlook for winter crops

The European Commission MARS (Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS) programme publish regular bulletins commenting on observed and forecast crop growth.

In the May 2017 publication it suggests that there is a positive outlook for winter crops across Ireland and the UK.

“Winter crops are generally faring well, despite a pronounced rain deficit. Overall the yield outlook is positive, but more rain is needed to sustain high yield potentials.”

See the full publication at JRC MARS Bulletin Vol.25 No 5