Farmers in Norfolk call for a hosepipe ban after sugar beet crops wilt in dry weather

Eastern Daily Press
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Farmers have called for a hosepipe ban and urged "social responsibility" from other water users while rain-starved food crops struggle with dwindling irrigation supplies. Leading agriculture figures say the restrictions are necessary in East Anglia to protect precious supplies of water and to ensure their sector has enough resources to cope, with no rainfall relief on the horizon. The prolonged hot weather, which has seen the region endure its driest July on record, has left crops such as potatoes, sugar beet and salads desperate for water. Anglian Water insists that it currently has no plans for a hosepipe ban, though it says it is keeping the situation under constant review.
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