Getting dry


7 mm here in east Dorset
Same here - could actually have done with 47.

Now in the 2020 position of oats here heading a month early so the risk of future rain is secondary tillers spoiling the sample without increasing the yield.

First ears of wheat before the weekend.
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Arable Farmer
West Suffolk
When I left school people around here had 1 or 2 irrigators each. Now most have over 4-5. Couple of local big farms are nearly in their 100’s.

Secret Agronomist

Arable Farmer
I love me some irrigation,

If someone else is doing it!

TBF we have 8 for 270 acres potatoes, 130 carrots and 1300 cereals. Rarely irrigate the cereals as I'm not sure of the payback or the best timing for those.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...