Blankney Farm Update – 14th June 2024

We’re getting towards the end of the Spring period and we have established over 900 hectares of maize. Crop development, especially with later drilled crops, has been steady but with the recent rainfall, we have sufficient moisture – so we can be a bit more optimistic on yields.

For our cereal crops, we could do with more sunshine!

Crop drying continues and the programme has run very well, with good output from our crop drying plant and good management, despite the continued wet conditions.

The bonus of regular rain (!) is we have not needed any irrigation so far. Irrigation is now an expensive pastime, largely due to the non-consumptive charges we have to pay, even if we’re not irrigating… ridiculous!