Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Some very valuable rain fell this week after the prolonged cold and dry spell which has held our crops back here in the North East. The rain is well timed for all winter crops and will hopefully set up many of the spring drillings too.
Writing in mid-February, and with the icy start we had to the month – not to mention well over two inches of rain in the past week – we are very glad we did not rush into much in the way of early fieldwork.
We are moving towards the end of October and our final winter drillings with considerable relief, although still without the scale of pre-planting weed growth we really wanted on bad grass-weed ground.
Flea beetle season began slowly; I actually thought early in August that perhaps this year we would have it easy, as the early-drilled oilseed rape went in and started to emerge and little damage was found.