Welcome to new tractor driver Jay who has replaced the now retired Ken. He is proving to be a great asset and at 24, his enthusiasm is infectious. So with our harvest student, Ivan, joining Ian and I we are well placed for harvest. This was one of the better crops of rape and it only managed 2.5t/ha. Unlike some of the other fields, there … Continue reading It’s got to go!
The jolly green giant is back out strutting her stuff again. Not quite a flawless start as 2 sets of belts that should have been changed over the winter failed during the first 100ha. Nevertheless, 940 tonnes of feed barley are either in the shed or have been collected and that crop can be ticked off the list. At 8.3t/ha over our weighbridge, that’s just … Continue reading Now we are up and away.
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.
It’s Easter, so I decided to take a break from reality and spend it on the sprayer. With fungicide/growth regulator applications needed on both the winter wheat and barley the call of the sprayer was too much to resist. Would I rather be languishing on the beach , stuffing my face with chocolate, or relaxing with a beer? Probably, but like most farmers our crops … Continue reading Spraycation