Variable drilled Maize on the up.

Two fields of very similar soil type either side of the road. Drilled within a day of each other. One was established with a maize drill at 100,000 seeds per hectare the other drilled by weight of seed with our own John Deere 750A on conventional drill widths. The latter method has been in use for the last 5 years.  Originally, we used the farm … Continue reading Variable drilled Maize on the up.

A view on the world from the cab.

  Back in the saddle again. As I plod up and down the field applying my carefully selected products, adhering to Integrated Pest Management practices, I have time to take a view on what’s going on in the wider world. Please note the IPM Mr Gove, we are not drenching our soils in chemicals! As I listen to either my Spotify music or current affairs … Continue reading A view on the world from the cab.

Variable Applications

Warning this post may contain themes of arable farming therefore could exceed your boredom threshold. You have been warned. Normal service will be resumed next time. As you can see from the image above we have extremely variable soil types. In this field alone there are 15 different soil types. Its far from flat just to add interest. Many of our fields are like this, … Continue reading Variable Applications