July Crop Update

August 3, 2017 10:57 am

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK July has been an unusual month here at Springfield farm. We started on a high and finished our record OSR harvest in record time with equal optimism for rolling out the combine into the wheat soon after. Three weeks later we’re twiddling...

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The secret to profitable farming

July 26, 2017 12:13 pm

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK. I was really pleased with this year’s rape yields setting yet another record high. Drilling down to the reasons of our success, I have identified seven contributing factors that bring everything together. Here’s my magic formula to profitable farming: 1. Well-structured soil....

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OSR Harvest at Springfield Farm

July 25, 2017 3:57 pm

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK A few weeks early this year, harvest is now under way. We first rolled out the combine into rape on 14th July. Less than a week later, it’s all wrapped up and I’ve got a wide smile on my face. We’ve broken...

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June Crop Update

July 7, 2017 12:20 pm

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK While going about my routine jobs for June, I was quietly pleased with how well most of my crops were looking. Wheat ear wash on, herbicide applied, headlands tidy and I even have a bit of time for a social life and...

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Pre-Cereals Crop Update

June 12, 2017 3:14 pm

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK Following an exceptionally dry start, the long-awaited rain finally arrived mid-May – in abundance. Whilst strip tillage did a cracking job of retaining the moisture, the heavens couldn’t have opened a day too soon as everything on the farm seemed to breathe...

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