Farmers and Agricultural Contractors
|Posted on July 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM||comments (245)|
With harvest now less that a week away it has been a busy few weeks on the farm, firstly with the arrival of our 7 harvest students set to cleaning grain stores and checking over trailers and tractors ready for the big go.
The most exciting part is the new arrivals on the farm to help with harvest being a new 18T Richard Western trailer making it the 5th one to join the fleet, also a new Fendt 724 to put on the front of it, but the main one of all is a New Holland CR9090 with 35FT varifeed header joining our current CR9090.
With the window of opportunity for harvesting getting less and less it is been very important to invest in bigger and more capacity machines. New machines with greater capacity replacing older machines in the fleet and fitting GPS to more tractors to increase work rate and lower driver fatigue.
|Posted on March 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
A break in the weather in recent weeks has given us a chance to catch up on field work.
We have pulled down our wintered ploughing for our spring beans to be drilled and the pre-ems to be applied just in time for a good shower to get them growing.
Avadex has been applied to the spring bean seedbeds fields with black grass issues
With the drill now back in the shed until Wheat drilling in the autumn we have got the sprayers out and are applying T0 fungicide to the Wheat in ideal conditions and liquid fertiliser in between.
Granular Fertiliser has been applied to the remaining Wheat and a final dose on the OSR. All the crops are looking really good considering the weather they have had in the recent months.
With advances in Agricultural technology becoming daily news, we have been trialling a new practise ourselves. With the purchase of a Kuhn Axis 50.1 H EMC W last season we have now been applying slug pellets at 32M tramlines.
Early trials show it has proved it is worth giving an even spread pattern up to 32M with more accurate testing to be carried out later this year.
With all crops racing through growth stages and showing no sign of slowing, I dare to say harvest will be earlier this year.
Let's hope it is a dry one.
|Posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Most contractors would simply wait until it dried up or make a mess, with the deadline for hedge cutting fast approaching we decided enough was enough and when a customer asks us to do a job we have a duty to provide that service on time. The decision was taken to lay rubber track matting down on grass verges to enable us to carry on hedge cutting without even a footprint being left. Here are some pictures of our new hedge cutter in action.
|Posted on February 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|