Autumn 2020

Filston Autumn

A new cropping season

Autumn sees the start of the 2021 harvest.

In the farming world 2020 will be remembered for the weather as much as anything else

Continual winter rain followed by a spring drought reduced UK wheat yields by 20-25% according to some reports

This season has already started better, all our winter wheat has been planted into good seedbeds and is already growing well

Establishing a crop is now a much different process

Ploughing and cultivating have been replaced by low disturbance techniques

Reduced cost and soil health are the driving forces and reduced Carbon emissions follow

Wheat seeds are sown directly into last year's stubble following application of as much organic manure as possible, this comes from animal and human sources