Steve Heard

Steve Heard: The temptation to start drilling proves too strong, but kind weather helps

October 24, 2014

It is all very well for the agronomy experts to promote delayed drilling for improved black-grass control, but doing nothing is a whole lot more stressful than it sounds.

Rodney Down: Trailers have apparently 'grown' and some urgent work needed on branding milk

October 24, 2014

Autumn is well and truly here, with our soils now very sticky and wet on top. The only way to finish planting our last few acres will be to plough over some drier soil.

Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman: Deluge drowns heavy fields and it is a job getting tradesmen to finish theirs

October 17, 2014

The weather: I wish I did not have to mention it again but, my God, we had our fair share of rain early this month. We had a day’s rain on Saturday October 4, then 36 hours of constant and, at times, torrential rain on Monday and Tuesday last week.