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General => News => Topic started by: tricia on April 01, 2020, 23:40:55

Title: Blight watch!
Post by: tricia on April 01, 2020, 23:40:55
Can't believe I received the first blight watch notification today! A joke maybe? 13C today,  blue skies all day and 5C last night. Prior to this, the earliest one I had was 13 May 2017.

What could get blight in the UK this early in the year?

Tricia  :wave:



Title: Re: Blight watch!
Post by: ancellsfarmer on April 02, 2020, 00:05:04
Jersey Royals.
The outdoor crop may just have started being lifted, 10-12  weeks from a planting in January. The earlier crops will have been in tunnels. Worth upto around 5000 per ton!
Title: Re: Blight watch!
Post by: InfraDig on April 02, 2020, 08:33:53
I got one too, Tricia! Only it was about 8C and a cold wind! Funny, I thought!!

Infradig
Title: Re: Blight watch!
Post by: galina on April 02, 2020, 08:38:58
And the date was ...........................................?
Although that is a very unfunny April Fool's joke.  :wave:
Title: Re: Blight watch!
Post by: InfraDig on April 02, 2020, 09:17:51
!!!!

Galina, did that photo of the quartz peas answer any questions?

Infradig