Location: Home Farm, Swaffham
Show notes: Our Technical Specialists, David Roberts (Herbicides) and Andy Bailey (Fungicides) have made their way to Home Farm in Swaffham, Norfolk to visit Richard Cobbald who is the Estate Manager there for our third podcast show. After one of the hottest summers for years, in this episode we will be focusing on how the 2018 harvest has been and plans for the autumn season ahead.
Richard shares some insights into Home Farm and how things are looking post-harvest. Conversations soon turn to the hot topic of flea beetles. (0.40)
Richard discusses his cover crop approach which you may have read recently in Farmers Weekly. If not, it can be found here. David Roberts, Adama’s herbicide expert shares his views on cover cropping and what benefits it brings. (4.40)
David and Andy share their harvest 2018 thoughts, the positives and negatives! (8.12)
Tom Home in Shropshire and Andrew Ward in Lincolnshire provide a grower’s insight into the harvest in their regions and the integrated approach they are using on their farms. (10.00)
Back at Home Farm, Richard discusses how his Oilseed Rape and Winter Wheat harvest has been with regards to yields achieved. (17.48)
David urges listeners to think differently at this time of the year in terms of black-grass, ryegrass and broad weed-leaves control and explains how to use the different components within farmers reach to get the best cropping result. (21.10)