In Your Field
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.
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.
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.