I look out of the window. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the buzz of the bees on the flowers in the garden is almost deafening. In the green and pleasant countryside things look good.
[caption id="attachment_105" align="alignnone" width="300"] Plenty to consider before drilling oilseed rape[/caption] Winter oilseed rape can be a precious beast when it comes to drilling to
[caption id="attachment_505" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Crops at the "well on" stage[/caption] Following an exceptionally mild and wet winter, and a slow start to crop development in the
Spring is has sprung but night frosts over the past few weeks have put the brakes on crop growth and disease after the mild winter. However, it won't be long before the season lives up to its name and
We had perfect weather on Monday, a superb spring day which got everyone excited only to be brought back down to earth with two days of dull, damp, mist and a cold NE breeze. So no sowing this week!
Another damp cold morning in August has put stop to another morning, if not day, of combining for us at Lodge Farm. The forecast looks wet for seven days so I think it will be September when the
Due to real high pressure weather it has been very dry in East Yorkshire during the last few weeks, so all spraying is up to date. All T0s are on wheat, and second fertiliser applications are on
Update from Colchester Monitor Farm: Extremes of weather are increasingly determining farm management policies 715mm rain in 2014 Continuing to explore use of cover crops, such as vetch and