Ireland, as well as parts of the UK, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany, all had delays sowing winter cereals due to the wet conditions.
For a more in-depth analysis see the October MARS Bulletin.
MARS, which monitor agricultural resources in Europe on behalf of the European Commission, publish free crop monitoring summaries every month. They can be accessed from the MARS website.
Figure extracted from the MARS Crop monitoring bulletin – October 2017