Just to give an update on the farm: we drilled our last wheat, Dickens, into our worst black-grass field on Wednesday 26 October. This went into a seedbed which was created by the Sumo LDS with
Just a few thoughts on harvest and yields... Spring barley was the stand out crop for us this year. The field that was ploughed and drilled direct with our cultivator drill yielded better than the
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
I am sat looking out across our second wheat again this time in rare sunshine, but with more rain in the forecast. We have got all our spring barley drilled, but it is not out yet as soil
Harvest finished here on 11 September with the spring beans being the last to cut after being left to dry for a few days in the sun. Yield was variable in the beans ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 t/ha but
Just a quick planting update... Out in Devon drilling cassia barley following oats, on a contract job. The seed rate is 200 kg/ha, and the next crop will probably be beans.
26 March 2014 It doesn’t seem long since I last wrote, but I now realise it was just over a month ago. A lot has happened since then, with dry weather finally arriving to allow drilling of spring