Will’s Way: Tech solutions in a weather-driven world Tuesday 15 August 2017 6:02 Work has finally started to pick up after a slow start to harvest. Most of our crops are either safely in the barn or have been sold and taken away – and, at the time of writing, the end is very much in sight. We’ve got about 120ha of wheat left to cut, which should take between three and four days, depending on the weather. This year we’re trying something new – yield mapping.
Will’s Way: A stop-start kick-off to harvest Monday 24 July 2017 10:37 Harvest officially began for us on 17 July, but we had expected to be in full flow a few days earlier. Unfortunately, the rain arrived just as we were preparing to start so we were forced to wait. Once we did get going, there were a few challenges to contend with.
We have a new Defra secretary – the very well-known (or perhaps infamous, depending on who you talk to) Michael Gove. During the Brexit campaign, he backed plans to keep payments to farmers at EU levels, so it will be interesting to see if he keeps his promise. The result of the general election has created a feeling of uncertainty for many, and the future of British agriculture after Brexit remains as unclear as ever. On the farm, we have been busy finishing off some renovation projects.
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