David Butler sitting in a tractor cab holding cructhes© Hugh Nutt
We are drilling the final field of winter wheat behind forage maize. It marks the end of a benign and usable autumn season. New plantings have emerged well with regular doses of rain, although nearly all the wheat planted after oilseed rape has had to be treated for slugs yet again. Following another challenging wet August, which knocked back much of the wheat quality, we have responded by tweaking our rotations still further to grow more winter barley and oilseed rape […]