• Land still good:
  • Most land remains in good condition. Indeed, I saw some recent December ploughing which now looks to be sown because conditions were so good. However, there are still relatively few fields ploughed given the good conditions. I saw a few fields being ploughed where the land was neither dry or in good condition. Such land should be targeted with organic matter.

    Weather conditions changed considerable over the past week with the passing of the frost and the return of high temperatures. Most tillage areas appear to have had little rain thus far, but it doesn’t take much to make things sticky when temperatures are low. Soil temperatures are now below normal for the time of year but these may rise again slightly with the higher air temperature.