In your field: Dan Hawes - "All I need now is some good weather and a bit of free time – fingers crossed"

Dan Hawes grew up on an arable farm in Suffolk and now produces strawberry and raspberry plants for the UK fruit market with Blaise Plants, sister company to Hugh Lowe Farms, Kent. The business grows outside, under tunnels and in glasshouses and produces more than four million plants a year. The arable side includes environmental schemes, with a mix of wheat, oilseed rape, beans and barley crops.

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In your field: Dan Hawes - "All  I need now is some good weather and  a bit of free time – fingers crossed"

June has been super busy workwise. We're really ramping up now, all in preparation for tip-taking (cutting the daughter plants from the ‘mother' plants) and planting at the end of the month – both strawberries...

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