Berkshire farmer reflects on 2019/2020 drilling season

“The rain started on 23 September and it didn’t stop for weeks, so those with large areas of cultivated land ready to be drilled were in real trouble,” Jonathan Holland recalls. “Soils that had been cultivated never had the chance to dry out between the frequent downpours, so from mid-September onwards many farmers were unable to drill in reasonable conditions, if at all."