The Jolly Green Giant

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

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

Here comes the sun.

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.