25 tweets showing spring drilling progress around the UK

From Cornwall to Scotland, spring drilling is well under way in many parts of the UK and Ireland, with barley, wheat, beans and even some potatoes and onions being planted as drier, warmer conditions prevail this week.

Growers are making storming progress in typically early-drilling areas, such as the free-draining chalklands of Dorset and the lighter, sandy soils of Nottinghamshire.

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Meanwhile, drills are being readied in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire and Ireland, with seed-bed preparations and final glyphosate applications for blackgrass control going on.

We have compiled the tweets below as an early indication of spring drilling progress around the country.

Good drilling progress on lighter land


https://twitter.com/AstridgeRichard/status/704033615588532225


https://twitter.com/strathorefarm/status/709420006912696321

Start of spring drilling not far away elsewhere


https://twitter.com/ChasSutcliffe/status/709139888663355392

But other growers will need to be patient

Keep the Farmers Weekly arable team updated on your spring drilling progress and send in your photos via Twitter by mentioning @FarmersWeekly in your tweets.

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