Monday, 31 March 2014

Beans and Barley

With Spring Beans drilled ten days ago our attention has turned to drilling some spring barley. Last Thursday we had 13mm of rain in a couple of hours and it has taken 3days to dry out enough to travel.

Conditions are just about acceptable, but this raw Leicestershire clay is keeping us on our toes. We'll have to wait 24 hours before we can roll and then a pre-emergence spray for the blackgrass.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Biobed enters finishing straight

The latest workshop at the GWCT Allerton Project run in conjunction with The Welland Valley  Partnership and Natural England took place at Loddington today.

The subject of the meeting was Biobeds and Andrew Down from Natural England led the workshop presentation. The farm have been planning and preparing their own biobed for many months and the farm's manager, Phil Jarvis showed the progress to date.

Hard core base

Liner, reinforcing and concrete in place.

Geo-textile liner in biobed pit

Collection tanks ready for submersible pump.