The sun is shining and the wind is blowing. It’s finally starting to feel like spring. Now I can walk around the farm without getting stuck and I have to say that I’m relatively happy with what things look like.
Hybrid barley isn’t in a hurry at the moment because there are too many tillers, but it gets nitrogen first.
Wheat looks great, and the ones excavated in September look best. Two fields excavated in October that did not get pre-germination herbicides are amortized because there are too many black grasses.
To keep the farm clean, we need to catch up with the blackgrass zero tolerance policy, but when we have to blow off a perfectly good wheat field, we find this very difficult.
Winter beans look great and it seems rewarding to puncture the dry nursery for the third time.
We have the perfect population at the right stage of growth and trained them when otherwise training would have stood.
At the end of last year, a contract was signed to replace the Challenger self-propelled sprayer five years ago with a Fent trailer sprayer, and I think delivery is imminent.
This is a huge step for us as the farm has been running self-propelled sprayers for nearly 50 years.
But on paper, that’s exactly the right thing to do. Now you can take full advantage of the tractor capital you already own, reduce the capital on your sprayer and double your production capacity.
I hope they will travel too.
Boris Johnson laid out the roadmap from the blockade, so it was great to watch on TV.
I don’t know the rest, but I’m completely fed up with webins, zoom meetings, ream meetings, blue jeans meetings, and all sorts of other web-based virtual attendance.
I can’t wait to meet other farmers and friends in person and re-attend the appropriate meetings. And, thanks to those who are trying to market me the service, I can enjoy a full English breakfast.
Farmer Focus: Good crops, good weather – and the misery of webins
https:///arable/farmer-focus/farmer-focus-good-crops-good-weather-and-webinar-woe Farmer Focus: Good crops, good weather – and the misery of webins