Monday, 9 May 2011

The Yellowing....

My KS3 toolkit book "Look at it this Way" has a lesson looking at the "yellowing" of the countryside through increased planting of oilseed rape.

This year, the countryside is turning yellower than ever. There has been rising demand for oilseed compared with cereals, and a growing market for the oil. This means that a larger area has been planted, and the warm, dry weather in April has not damaged the crop as much as it has other crops...

I was listening to Farming Today on the way up to Sheffield today and happened to be passing a large expanse of yellow at the time.
You can LISTEN AGAIN to the programme...

Another bonus of the warm weather in April is that English Strawberries will be ready earlier than usual, and be particularly sweet this year...

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