Tuesday, 6 March 2012

sweeping the yard

We had a little rain this week, not as much as we'd like, but enough to make it easier to sweep the yard. The brush attachment fits to the front of the teleporter and sweeps and collects in one pass. So much easier than a broom and shovel.

Last week the contractors spread fertiliser on the oilseed rape and some of the wheat. The soil is regularly analysed so that the correct fertiliser can be applied and some fields this year needed Muriate of Potash, which we haven't needed to apply for more than fifteen years. Potash is important because it helps the plant to grow and produce seeds and also to protect itself against drought. During the short spell of warm, dry weather last week we also sprayed the oilseed rape with a fungicide for tight leaf spot.

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