March Crop Update

March 27, 2017 11:03 am

At long last, the spring weather is here and work is underway – winter always seems to take for ever to make the exit! Full of new ideas for this season and raring to go, I was glad to finally get the dust off my sprayer and take the fert spreader out for a spin again. It’s been so long...

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The benefits of good headland and hedgerow management

March 6, 2017 1:39 pm

Now that the hedge cutting season has finished, it’s a good time to reflect on the farm’s approach to hedgerow and headland management. As well as doing its bit for conservation, it’s great news for farm profitability and weed control. A few simple practices such as extra wide headlands and regular hedge cutting can make a huge difference without the...

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End of February Wheat Trial Update

February 28, 2017 9:03 am

It’s the last day in February and I’m really pleased with the way my winter wheat trials are progressing. We drilled the field with three different coulter configurations to put the new low disturbance coulters to the test. The crop was direct drilled with the Pro-Til 3T: the first trial plot was seeded with the new low disturbance single coulters,...

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Spraying off radish

February 20, 2017 10:50 am

There are many good reasons to love radish, but the fact that it grows very quickly and gets killed by the frosts just as fast must be on top of the list. All that’s left of the fields is standing stubble and exposed ground. Now that the weather is warming up, it presents the ideal environment to encourage the germination...

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February Crop Update

February 12, 2017 12:48 pm

You just have to love nature. The recent frosts have made a tidy job of killing the radish which has served us brilliantly throughout winter months, providing ground cover and harvesting sunlight. All that’s left of the field is the standing straw – quite a difference in look between now and October with the crop at its full height! What...

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