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.
Spring is just around the corner and it’s very noticeable that winter cereals and grass are greening up, but that’s not surprising when we look at how warm the soil temperatures are for the time of the year.
Well – it has happened. The blight epidemic for 2016 is well under way, with plenty of red spots on the Fight Against Blight maps. There are infections reported from East and West, North and South and everywhere in between.
With wet weather affecting potato growing regions in mid-March, planting looks as if it will be delayed for a little longer until soil conditions come right. Seed management and storage could start to become a problem on some farms.
Well what a winter it’s been – or not – depending on your point of view. I’m sat here writing this with a cherry tree in full blossom in the garden which is around four to five weeks earlier than last year.