UK heatwave: Leicestershire farmer's crop fire fears
Date of alert:
Sunday, 17 July 2022
A Leicestershire farmer has said the heatwave could have a "massive impact" on crops, with fears over the risk of field fires.
Will Oliver, who runs a 2,000-acre farm near Market Bosworth, said the heat could impact crop yields, the care of animals as well as working conditions.
Mr Oliver said he had prepared his own portable water bowser as he was worried about crop fires.
A weather warning for extreme heat is in place for the next three days.
Mr Oliver currently runs a poultry farm and grows a range of crops, including wheat and maize.
He said many of his plants were threatened by the extreme heat having only just become viable.
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