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Late Season Onion planting

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With the “Beast from the East” hitting the UK in early March and then a prolonged cold and wet period for the remainder of March and early April, some onion growers have faced an uphill battle to get this year’s crop in the ground.

“Crops on average are usually drilled and planted by mid-March so with potentially some crops going in the ground 6 weeks after this, there is concern as to the potential of the crop,” said Tim Elcombe British Onions Chairman

“There is also some concern regarding the crop already planted and drilled as this will have sat in cold wet soils for the last 2 months. However British onion growers are now working at full speed to get the crop in the ground to satisfy their customer’s needs,” said Tim.

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