U.K. Has Organic Wheat Seed Shortage as Rain Spurs Blight
Guess this means even more wheat price increases?
Ninety-seven percent of the U.K.’s wheat crop had signs of fusarium head blight, a fungal disease encouraged by wet weather, the crop-quality service CropMonitor said last month, citing field samples. Conventional farmers can treat seeds with chemicals to kill the disease. Crops planted using non-treated organic seeds will probably fail if they’re contaminated, said Ruth Mason, a food chain adviser at the National Farmers Union.