Side view of trencher
After a series of waterlogged patches started appearing across his 450ha Northamptonshire farm, Bob Chapman quickly realised he had to tackle his drainage problem head on. Not only did the mysterious wet areas make the task of cultivating his heavy Hanslope-series clay soils far more challenging, but they were also providing ideal conditions for blackgrass to take hold. “Blackgrass absolutely loves these areas and it grows like a thick carpet right the way across them,” he says. “This then keeps […]