We finally finished harvest on 3rd September, so just as you were reading my last piece about harvest and combines. It has been a pretty tedious affair this year, with some crops managing an average yield and others, notably the linseed, being a disaster. The almost constant dull and sometimes damp weather during August meant crops were slow to ripen and almost impossible to harvest … Continue reading Farming Matters Henley Standard October column.
From my monthly column in the Henley Standard this is the piece from June 4th. By 2070 the world population is forecast to reach 10 billion people, so we have to find sustainable ways to feed everyone. As I mentioned in my last Farming Matters column, where I talked about climate change, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is having an impact on our industry’s carbon footprint. The … Continue reading Smarter farming
Wow, have we had some weather since I last wrote a farm post. 90 mm of rain in May has made a huge difference to the crops and the weeds! With my son’s wedding rapidly approaching, all my spare time has been spent in the garden. Two years ago he announced that he wanted it at home, just like his sister had done. Liz and … Continue reading Here comes the sun.