Well, hey, harvest went well! That was the highlight of the year. The photo above shows my pea crop this year, with the top pod having shed, the haulm still unfit to harvest, and a flower bud forming
The combine harvester is the coming together of many constituent parts. The header was a development of the reaper. It was a Scotsman, Patrick Bell, who developed it. He was a Scottish
You need to really understand the condition of the crop. It’s likely in this weather that barley will be ‘welded’ onto the crop and really take some de-awning. It will really take some threshing to
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
Please don’t mention harvest: best to say it has finished. From winter barley onwards it became a salvage operation. Some lowlights include five weeks to harvest 150 acres of winter barley with two
The health of our soils reflects the health of the crops we grow and ultimately our profitability, so it is the number priority to ensure their healthy well being. We moved from a mixed farming
This harvest, are you expecting an interruption free harvest where you are on-top of the job and each field gets cut at just the right time, every time? Of course, you cannot control the weather.
It’s fair to say, I’ve worked with precision farming since 2005 and have followed the concept since the day a yield map was created for the very first time in Bedfordshire some 26 years ago. So,