Andy Mahon, the Dublin farm manager in the UK – an update on his year so far
Andy Mahon, the Dubliner who is a farm manager in the east of the England re-joins Michael Hennessy on this week’s episode of the Tillage Edge with an update on his year so far.
The farm has a range of winter and spring crops and Andy has managed the farm to a no-till system over the past few years. Generally planting with a no-till system starts later than conventional systems.
Andy started planting a little later than normal in early April. The ground dried out quickly and crops went in good conditions however the wetter weather after planting prompted Andy to reflect and perhaps using a tined machine would have been a little better as it would have allowed more drainage compared to the disc (Horizon) drill which was used.
Crops on Andy’s farm are looking well with good yield potential. This reflects an overall trend in the east of England and Andy thinks there is excellent potential in the winter crops in particular.
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