Pea crops suffer in heavy rainfall

This season's last remaining pea crops could be damaged by August's heavy rainfall - making the overall output of the season difficult to determine.

This was the claim of Processed Vegetable Growers' Association chief executive Martin Riggall, who said that early in the season it looked as though growers might comfortably achieve their contracts.

"This year there have been lots of good yields in various parts of the country - in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Scotland - despite heavy downpours at times of the year.

"But (because of the rain) it's still a bit early to predict where we will be overall."

Despite the rain, Riggall added that any damage caused so far has been nothing like the devastation caused by last year's floods.


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