Farmer Writes: where do seagulls kip at night?
Gerald Potterton
I’d say a flock of seagulls can greedily devour a huge percentage of the fat worms from a freshly tilled field.
30 November 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: forecast dry spell may help get field work done
Possible drier weather could improve ground conditions to enable essential field work be done in the coming week or so.
9 November 2022 Husbandry
Most land is wet but it can soak again
Rainfall amounts have been very variable but land continues to benefit from the dry ground conditions when machines were working on stubbles last harvest.
Tillage Management: wet brings fieldwork to a halt for the time being
Heavy rain will stop field work for the time being but there may be further planting opportunities on dry land.
2 November 2022 Husbandry
Wet is now making further planting tricky
A wet week has dulled a lot of planting intentions but higher soil temperatures decrease the risks if ground conditions enable further planting.
26 October 2022 Husbandry
Winter planting progressing as slug number appear to build
Lower soil temperatures will begin to slow emergence, thus increasing risks from potential pests like crows and slugs.
12 October 2022 Husbandry