It’s that time of year. Again. The Thriplow Farms 2015 Annual Report is now online, along with the previous 40 or so, on our website: http://www.thriplow-farms.co.uk
It’s about 6 weeks since drilling, and the field is looking good, with only a small amount of blackgrass. Excellent. The nice people at ProCam have set up some plant population experiments for me, and have now performed two counts. At one end of the field (slightly lighter soil) there are 10 sample locations for eachContinue reading “CS vs 750a Xmas update”
[This blog post will be of no interest to anyone sane] I don’t think my Nuffield report mentioned hardware once. It’s pretty well incidental to the bigger picture, but that is not to say we don’t all like arguing about it anyway. Way back in March 2014 I went to visit Cross Slot in NZ, and sinceContinue reading “Day 408 – Cross Slot vs 750a”
It’s not about the machinery. But we still want a drill that will do the right job; low soil disturbance is critical, as is the ability to work in non-perfect conditions. We also like contour following, fertiliser placement and being able to cut through a lot of residue. From a non-agronomic viewpoint, build quality, simplicityContinue reading “Weaving GD”
Back when I went to NZ for my first Nuffield trip, I wrote this in my summing up blog post: I think I have really seen the value of plain old grass. Perhaps the Kiwis could use a refresh in their thinking as well, and start using a bit more diversity, but when it comesContinue reading “Grass roots campaign”
Who doesn’t want to fly two sides of a triangle to get to the right place? It’s even better when there’s a nice drive in the dark, rain and traffic at the other end. Still, we only nearly died once. This morning all the clouds had gone and it was a short drive to FazendaContinue reading “Day 67 – Integrating livestock in Mato Grosso do Sul”
Who wouldn’t be looking forward to this? At least the weather is good out there, and the time change is small.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that manyContinue reading “2014 blog stats”
This is not a real post, just a pointer to say I have started another blog chronicling the ludicrousness that is my Wagyu venture. ushigumi.wordpress.com Enjoy!