Abortion of OSR flowers

Can anyone shed any light on what is going on here?


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Arable Farmer
Lorette Manitoba
What’s the weather been like the past few nights. Unlikely to be frost as the leaves don’t look touched. Sterile sites here are usually associated with heat blasting. Above 28c and low humidity the flowers will dry up before being pollinated. Helps to have bees in the field working the morning shift.


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Yes it's the frosts of late, seen it before, sure it'll be fine unless it gets flattened by the snow due tomorrow.....!!! We had snow once when it was in full flower, flattened the lot and never recovered, a long long time ago now

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...