Friday, 31 July 2015
As the fields get cleared the fertiliser gets spread as a base fertiliser 0:12:12.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Peter Notman Nuffield scholar and crew have come over from Australia to tour around Dairy and farm businesses. They bought a flying camera which was brilliant and I'll post on you tube. We have moved from the Hybrid Volume on barley which averaged 9.34 t/ha so far and the glacier barley is not in the same competition. We have started spreading Fibrophos to boast the nutrients pre drilling the Oilseed Rape.
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Friday, 17 July 2015
We started the annual lorry inspection today and finish tomorrow. The boys have them looking smart.
You can tell good drivers when they can reverse lorries down drives and through stable yards which cars could hardly fit. Barley moisture tonight was 13.5%. Tomorrow will be the first day of harvest. Yippee!
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
We had a demonstration of a Micron weed wiper today to control blackgrass in sugar beet. The idea is to achieve a secondary control when chemicals are losing the battle. We will wait 3 weeks to see if it works. The banded sprayer worked well between the rows and the control between the beet plants did not. The controlled traffic beet is dead straight with no resistance. The blackgrass tillers is extraordinarily.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Sunday, 5 July 2015
What a party to mark the Pecks being 65 years at Scotland farm, 10 years in haulage, Norman working 10 years at Px and Cherry 30 years for Dry Drayton Estate.
Andrew and Nick organised the whole day it's a credit to them both. With the Ouse valley singles club and Elvis tribute giving entertainment and for the children bouncy castle, tea cup ride, bucking bronco and welly throwing contest.
Saturday, 4 July 2015
David Walston had a party at Triplow today for his suppliers and the game pétanque was played. Team v which I was in made it to the final but lost and I came third place in the singles. Triplow team came first with team claas being awarded the wooden spoon.