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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Could soya be the next big thing in spring cropping?

June 6, 2017 2:40 pm

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK It was not my intention to plant soya this spring but a simple operator’s error when seeding linseed meant I had to start again. Perfect for its later drilling date, soya is said to be relatively easy to grow and combine which...

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Worcester University impressed with soil structure at Springfield Farm

May 11, 2017 4:32 pm

By Martin Lole Arable farmer and owner of Springfield Farm, a Mzuri Trial Farm in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK Springfield Farm welcomed some visitors from the University of Worcester last week who came to examine the farm’s soils and learn more about single till processes compared with conventional tillage. We had the pleasure of welcoming Phil Mullington, Lecturer in Soil Science,...

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