Situation Vacant Harvest workers required in Essex July to September 2021

Michael S

Arable Farmer
Matching Green
Harvest workers required for 2021 harvest on 2,000 acre farm in West Essex. The farm specialises in herbage seed production as well as growing wheat, OSR, linseed, peas and beans. The job is to start at the beginning of July and to finish early September (dates to be arranged with you).

The work will start with preparing the grain stores, tractors, trailers, etc for harvest. During the harvest you will be driving Fendt tractors: to haul grain away from Claas Lexion 760TT, operate a Krone mower, 8m hay-tedders, bale clamps, haulm-choppers, power-harrows, rolls, etc.

Good rate of pay and separate mobile-home accommodation is provided; you will need a current GB driving licence, be a competent tractor driver, telescopic fork-lift experience is advantageous.

Please DM or email a covering letter stating relevant experience and a cv to [email protected] or phone Michael Scantlebury on 07973 263453 for more information. Closing date 30th April.

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.


Miss Wood urges...