“Winter wheat in the U.K., which had its wettest summer in a century this year, showed the worst-ever symptoms in the current season of fungal diseases fusarium ear blight and septoria tritici, says this article on Bloomberg News.
According to CropMonitor, which is run by government and industry groups, “ear blight symptoms were recorded at the highest-ever levels since the survey began. Septoria tritici, which also can cut yields, was the most common foliar disease, with 97 percent of crops affected.”
The U.K. is the third-largest wheat producer in the 27- nation European Union.
Perhaps my fears about fighting in the streets for food long before we’re covered by ice are well-founded
Thanks to Kay Garden for this link