Henley Standard July 2nd 2021 The culmination of nearly a year’s work is almost upon us here on the farm. Time to dust off the jolly green giant and let it strut its stuff. Probably better recognised as a combine harvester, our John Deere badged machine, in its green livery and weighing in at over 20 tonnes will be coming to a field near you … Continue reading The Jolly Green Giant
90mm of rain in May and a further 90mm in June have left some crops in a sorry state. Don’t get me wrong, rain in May and June has a huge positive benefit on our drought prone soils but 60mm in a 24 hour period along with high winds does not! On the Friday before my son’s wedding (second attempt) it rained all day and … Continue reading Wet weather makes an impact.
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