As part of the Chelmsford Monitor Farm YEN entry this year, one of the Monitor Farm group suggested using a Brix refractometer through the season, as a measure of how healthy the plant is. More often
I think the next meeting ('The Great Crop Protection Debate', 1 March 2018) is going to be very interesting. We, as farmers, are needing to know more about the treatments we are giving our crops.
Soil is a very ‘in’ topic at the moment, and this seemed to be demonstrated by the record number of visitors we had at our recent winter meeting at Beetley Village Hall. It is a fascinating subject
By Martin Williams Figure 1.Revelation (inc Vibrance trial.) 175kg/ha Well, here I find myself past the bleak midwinter, with the days lengthening and the lambs starting to bunt
An analysis of Brexit by AHDB’s Sarah Baker at our January Monitor Farm meeting here in Brigg quickly revealed that to have a chance to survive or even thrive with a post-Brexit Britain, size is much
By Georgie Cossins Cover crops have occupied much of the agricultural limelight over the past couple of years. Some farmers have embraced them while others believe them to be just a passing fad.
2017 was the first year we grew spring beans here and so I was delighted when they achieved first prize at the Truro Christmas Primestock show. The beans yielded 4.73t/ha and I hand-picked the
By Martin Williams As part of the AHDB Monitor Farm programme a group of 15 farmers from the west of the country took a short plane ride to France to learn about the co-op systems and the problems