Drilling white mustard for Coleman’s in Lincolnshire. Last block to drill. Hoping the weather stays with us this week. Plenty of moisture to get it away. When the sun is out it’s a pleasure being in the fields.
The conditions are wonderful this year for cultivating and drilling sugar beet. I’ve never known a spring like this in the beginning of March. I’m cultivating in front and simon is drilling sugar beet behind. We completed 80 ha (200 acres) yesterday. Very satisfying day. The sun came out. Wet today so tomorrow looks to be better.
We started drilling the sugar beet today with a 24 row beet drill at 50cm. Working in 12 mt CTF. The soil has warmed from the sun last week. We are drilling early sugar beet variety designed for early drilling. Hopefully tomorrow we will be on the heavy land.
Sima the second largest agricultural show in the world is held in Paris. Part of the team came for a study trip to look at new technology. Great time had looking at the machinery and technology with many ideas coming together.
16 c temperature the crops are coming to life. and wanting some nitrogen to pick them up and get the growing started.
Ryan is busy applying granular nitrogen and sulphur while Archie is putting on some liquid nitrogen across the barleys. While the sun shines the countryside looks magical.
Eight lorries are currently taking sugar beet to Wissington and bring back soil conditioner. The Limex is used in a rotation around the farm to improve phosphate, potash, and ph correction.
As a by product from the manufacturing process of processing sugar beet into sugar its a sustainable fertiliser back to land for the next crop.
Simon is busy stock piling while Emil is reloading the lorries with sugar beet.
Freddy and Raymond are cracking on harvesting the sugar beet taking advantage of the frosts.
Jamie is cultivating behind while Richard is hedgecutting and Ryan is ploughing and drilling the previous sugar beet pads.
Great team effort. Something to be proud of.
Farm Christmas party for the Staff.
Roger Pinner has kindly come and planted a new hedge along Scotland Road and Cherrytrees down Rectory Farm drive. They look super and hopefully in 3 years it will look magnificent with colour in the spring.
Planting of the new common wealth plantation has also started opposite the cottages with a new hedge being planted along the road and the verge grass seeded so we can mow with the tractor mower.
Rectory farm house has had a new hornbeam hedge planted around the garden and the surrounding paddocks with native clayland hedge plants.
Looking forward to seeing it all mature over the next 10 years.
The potatoes are all lifted, areas lifted Burnham deep dale next to the sea on sand land and the reminder on fen soils around Manea and Baston areas. Great team effort and well deserved rest for the guys.
Gary very kindly came and filmed us lifting sugar beet and cultivating and drilling behind.
We are lifting sugar beet in blackthorn field on hanslope clay. Very grateful for the dry time.
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