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.
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.
Anyone reading the news at the moment will, I hope, understand the work that is happening across Government to deliver a negotiated deal with the EU ahead of March 29. That remains our absolute priority.
The calm, dry start to the New Year provided a welcome opportunity to give late-drilled wheats after roots and vegetables a timely residual herbicide top-up with extra contact action to deal with weeds that continued to emerge in another decidedly warm December.
The cold weather has finally arrived and the end of January looks set to be cold, albeit mostly dry. Indeed, the winter weather so far has been kind (perhaps too kind?) with temperatures barely dropping below zero and rainfall almost insignificant for this time of year.
I was recently awarded one of the two Jill Willows Scholarships from the Farmers Club, to attend the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference in Canada, where drivers shaping global agriculture and food were discussed with the next generation of farmers.