The first of 5 loads of seed Skyfall left today, the rest should go on Monday.
I’m told most merchants have been dressing winter barley flat out, but are now starting to move on to wheats.
Every year it seems to get later and later for seed crops to move, but this year it does seems very late.
Everything on farm and in stock from our regular smallish local company. Waiting on 24t from a big national company, I don’t need it yet. Was told it was in the cleaner yesterday.
One thing I’ve noticed recently is that smaller companies seem to be much more manoeuvrable and better to service. Smaller haulier, smaller seed merchants, smaller buying groups etc.
2nd week of October for the dressing gang here, pleased to get booked in as its my 1st year of having them, did it straight off the heap last time, but hearing a lot failing disease testing, so going for SPD & Tiros
that is very cheap for what we pay for treated, bagged wheat / barley seed, but then we sow at much lower rates & use a very high proportion of FSS. Most people only really buy seed when changing to new varieties. But, we do pay EPRs ( end point royalties ) on every tonne sold, so that is how seed breeders recoup their investment / make money out of the variety
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...