Sunday, 25 March 2012
We are busy apply Sulphur to the oil seed rape crops. Due to the clean air act there is little sulphur in the air so we spreading sulphur at 36 metres. These new spreading vanes have no trouble spreading light products the full width. All other nitrogen application are done by liquid nitrogen.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Sadly when measuring the fields with the Trimble we came across the new hedge plants that had been destroyed from mindless action. They had been pulled out and thrown in the ditch. We had even opened the track and perimeter of the field to a permissive path for people to walk their dogs. Great shame as it spoils future planting in the village, makes you wonder if the public and the environment don't mix. Are we fools as landowners to put in permissive paths and add to the environment with no reward but disappointment?
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Jez from Radio Cambridge came and did and interview on the drought in cambridge. Robin a 2012 nuffield from Australia called in as the interview was progressing. Robin farms in Loxton South Australia with an annual rainfall of 275 mm and 175 mm during the growing season. When we talk about drought here from an average of 550 mm to last years 328 mm and then hear about robins rainfall it rather puts things in prospective.