Smarter farming

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

Winter Linseed part of my new rotation.

  This coming harvest will be our third year of growing Alpaga winter linseed. So far it has been an interesting learning experience and has now replaced part of our previous rape area. The rest is made up with forage maize for a local beef producer and spring oats. None of these are as profitable as rape once was, but all infinitely more reliable thanks … Continue reading Winter Linseed part of my new rotation.