Well nearly almost all the spring cropping was drilled, but not quite. After having to wait patiently for soil conditions to improve we eventually managed to finish spring drilling in early May, thanks to some greatly appreciated long hours from the team to make the most of the weather opportunities.
In north east England, we are used to challenging springs but this one stood out, even by our standards. The only consolation is the whole country shared our ‘northern spring’.
Mid-August and we are feeling a lot more positive about life than we were a few weeks ago.
Summer is the time when the full extent of black-grass becomes all too visibly apparent to everyone. And this year is proving more stressful than ever in this respect.