Late cropping set to delay NIAB open days

Plant trials body NIAB is preparing to revise the schedule for its crop-specific open days.

The drilled onion trial demonstration in Essex is set for 21 August. But NIAB vegetable specialist Bruce Napier said: "The crop is still a long way behind, so there is a good chance we will need to move to 30 August."

The courgettes day at NIAB's Cambridge site is on 22 August, with 31 August kept in reserve, while sweet corn is on 4 September, with a reserve date a week later.

"Judging crop maturities this season has been a challenge," Napier added.


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