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Weather causes lowest crop quality on record

FINAL CROP results have shown the poorest specific UK wheat weights on record, and this is being attributed to the terrible weather faced in 2012.

This week brought yet more rain with severe flooding throughout many parts of the country. Here west of Stirling, the Forth burst its banks, flooding farmland      Photograph: Jacqueline Adamson
This week brought yet more rain with severe flooding throughout many parts of the country. Here west of Stirling, the Forth burst its banks, flooding farmland Photograph: Jacqueline Adamson

The AHDB/HGCA cereals quality results have also confirmed this as the biggest domestic issue by far for the 2012/13 season.

Final wheat weight was seen at 69.6kg/hl, the lowest on record and a substantial decrease on last year's 78.7kg/hl.

(For the full story see The Scottish Farmer this week, November 24 2012)

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