We have managed to have a good run with spraying, catching up on most jobs, winter barley has had its first fungicide, all our Atlantis is now on and hopefully working well, and we are just waiting
Well, after the cold, wet extended winter, still refusing to believe spring started till the middle of April, things are picking up and growing as they should do. All the spring crops are drilled
The spring crops are looking well. These have been sown both using the strip till drill and also the more conventional system of plough, cultivate, drill. Perhaps the most obvious lesson to come out
For us machinery maintenance and cattle are top priorities this time of year; however there is also grain to out load, and keeping an eye on pigeons and rabbits can be a time-consuming job. It’s
We have drilled up everything we had hoped to get in and in terms of land work are currently finishing winter ploughing. Establishment has been pleasing for the majority of the crops, with some late
Officially June and July are the wind down to harvest; however they always seem to be the busiest time of the year with all those little jobs that have been put off needing to be done before harvest.
The farm covers 1,990ha with split sites, the majority of the land is in a block of near Swaby. The next biggest block is some 8 miles south at Skendleby and Dexthorpe of 370ha, with 285ha near