As I sit looking out of the window, having eaten my lunch, it is lovely bright sun after a frosty morning. We have taken the hedgecutter off the tractor and put on the fert spreader, as we shall
Categorising varieties by market requirement helps ensure that growers start with the best variety to provide a quality grain for the right purpose. Wheat varieties are categorised into five groups.
The Leamington Spa Monitor Farm meeting yesterday had some challenging questions about identifying varieties which may help in the management of black-grass. Coming to this subject with little
This year there are nine new varieties on the wheat , and 14 wheat varieties have been removed. The booklet will be landing on doorsteps around Valentine's Day, but it is already available online.
We have now finished all land work for autumn 2015 – we’ve only got hedge trimming and delivering wheat to keep us busy up to Christmas. We had our first Monitor Farm meeting of the year on 5
The end of the first month of 2015 is about to arrive, and our rape is starting to grow. The days are getting longer, but a few pigeons are still in evidence on the headlands where there are electric
Here's a quick harvest update from Uppincott farm: Avatar wheat finished today. These pictures were taken on the walk. Good result, directdrilled into grass:
I farm 1,000ha owned by the Clay family. The arable crops here consist of first wheat with break crops of peas, oats and oilseed rape. We also have 250 cattle to graze the land we can’t plough and a