Latest News / Events

Please see below all our latest news and events.


Blankney Farm Update – 22 November 2019

November 22, 2019
The sugar beet harvest continues and is going well – we are currently about 35% through. Yields are excellent at 83.4 tonnes per hectare, however, I am afraid that is the end of the good news. Since we started to drill wheat, we’ve had 300mm of rain – that’s 3.3 million tonnes of water which
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Blankney Farm Update – 30 October 2019

October 30, 2019
Last time we reported, we were hoping for dry conditions. This has not happened, as so far in September and October, we’ve had 240mm of rainfall which is 36% of our annual rain in 5 weeks. At this time of year, we would’ve hoped to have finished drilling wheat, but at present have only 35%
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Blankney Farm Update – 1 October 2019

October 4, 2019
Harvest 11 continues but has been majorly interupted with the wet weather. In addition to this, our winter wheat drilling has also been interrupted, with one farm suffering significant flooding. Harvest 12 – our final harvest – will be sugar beet and this is likely to start in the next week. Hopefully when we next
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Blankney Farm Update – 20 September 2019

September 23, 2019
Harvest 11 has started with the Maize harvest. This crop will be ensiled and then subsequently used in Heath Farm Energy’s anaerobic digester. We hosted an open day looking at conservation, with particular reference to farm land birds and native English Partridges. The demonstration shows how we as farmers can mitigate the impact of delivering
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Blankney Farm Update – 4 September 2019

September 4, 2019
We completed Harvest 7 – the Spring Barley crop, with a final yield result 5% above our 5 year average, all of good malting quality. An excellent result fo rfurther Carling brewing! Harvest 8 – Our Winter Wheat crop, we hope to finish in the next two days. Again, a good year for our wheat,
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Blankney Farm Update – 21 August 2019

August 22, 2019
We have completed our Oilseed Rape harvest, which was disappointing with yields 20% below our 5 year average – this is a result of significant Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle pest damage. There are no effective controls for this pest, which makes growing the crop very high risk and in this particular year, we have made
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Blankney Farm Update 25 July 2019

July 25, 2019
Our next harvest of Oilseed Rape has started this week (Harvest 6). The majority of the oilseed which is harvested will go for crushing at Earith in Cambridgeshire, this will make rapseed oil. Hot temperatures this week have brought crops on well and as a result, we hope to begin harvesting Spring Barley this week
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Blankney Farm Update – 10 July 2019

July 10, 2019
The harvest season started for Blankney Estates in April, with grass harvesting. This will continue into October (Harvest 1). In the middle of May, we started our Lucerne harvest, again, this will continue into October (Harvest 2). Our pea crop, grown for canning and freezing, is supplied to ‘Greenyard’. On the 16th June the vining
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Lincolnshire Show 2019

June 21, 2019
Some great news at this years Lincolnshire Show for four of our Blankney staff – each of whom were awarded the 40 Years Long Service Award. With 160 years of Blankney experience between them, we congratulate and thank Graham Hopkinson, Peter Coggan, David Smith and Alan Hilditch for their past and continued service to Blankney
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Blankney Farm Update – 14 June 2019

June 21, 2019
Early in June, crops were going into serious stress with soil moisture defecits reaching 80mm. On the 7 June, it started raining and by 14 June we had reached 135mm (bibilical rain!). Since then, crops have grown extremely well, other than some surface ponding damage; however, it is better to have the rain to secure
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