Farmer Keith Challen in an unploughed field© Tim Scrivener
Well, what a difficult spring! I knew that with 700 acres (283ha) to drill we would be up against it. We have had a number of scenarios to try to see what worked best on our heavy clay land. Ground for spring drilling was prepared last August in a number of ways – shallow cultivation, subsoiler and press, ploughing and shallow cultivation with cover crop. I considered all our land to be in reasonably good condition at the time. The […]