New survey confirms the pessimistic forecast

It was presented in the last crop report by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) that especially rapeseed fields are in bad conditions after winter. In total 37 % are in a poor or even in a very poor shape. That is another 12 % more than in comparison with the last report from November 2019. The main reasons are poor establishment during autumn, waterlogging over winter and pest damage, mainly through cabbage stem flea beetle.