Sunday, 25 March 2012

Top dressing

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

New hedging doesn't last in Dry Drayton

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

Harper Adams talk

Gave a talk at Harper Adams to the Agrics. Scott Kirby a fellow Nuffield the farm manager showed me around the farms and AD plant.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Grain store makes the press

Figures for the store on the article are in correct.

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.
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Keeping the lorries clean rain or shine

Robert Dearman going the extra mile washing the lorry in pouring rain in drought stricken Cambridgeshire.

Monday, 5 March 2012

6 Metre measuring tape

So we can measure for the Trimble RTK we are using a 6 metre boom. We will use the JD Gator and measuring boom to map all of the fields and cropping areas as well as setting the A and B lines. This is the first step in Controlled traffic farming. We will hopefully complete the mapping this month before the crops grow to big. The boom was constructed by Graham at Mark Weatherheads.
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