This is the first year trying it. Want to strip till into the ley, we have tried wheat before but on the clay fields we struggled with adequate seed to soil contact with the coulter peeling too much turf away from the seed. With the slim bean coulter you get a better finish. Also more time to make sure the grass is dead with a follow up spray before the beans come through.
Also part of the thinking is that after a 2 year ley, if there are any pests in the soil then beans will be less affected. Also wanted a take all break after the ley.
A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.
Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy
On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.
Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...