Monday, 9 September 2013

Wake me up when September ends

We think we have been dreaming, finally a decent summer.

It has been terrific weather for our wheat harvest and although we were keen to get crops gathered in as early as possible not much has been cut above 17% moisture.

We have about 100 acres of spring oats and 250 acres of spring beans left to cut.

We had a visit from BBC Radio Leicester, and the morning show host Jim Davis took a trip around Loddington to discuss Harvest 2013 (Press Listen Now and go to 2hr:39m:27s). Jim was broadcasting from Brooksby College on Wednesday 11th September. Some of what we saw is pictured below.

However, no sooner has the combine left the field........

Then the cultivator is getting the ground ready for next year's wheat crop....

The GPS system on the tractor allows us keep the lines straight and stops us from too much overlapping

 Next we will roll the fields to try and chit our blackgrass and then try the new Claydon drill in a few weeks time .

Farmer Phil talks to BBC Leicester's Jim Davis

As Jim Davis tweeted "not a bad office"


1 comment:

  1. Is your BG problem inherant or a consequence of min-till/ DD ? Seen a few posts about it on a few farming blogs & forums.
    Lovely pics again....thats a nice office view!