Farmer Focus: A time to reflect on the soil

David Jones

This time of year tends to be set aside for maintenance, workshop tidying and occasional grain lorry loading.

I have a number of New Year’s resolutions, which will no doubt wither within a few weeks of 2015, but here’s my list.

  • Keep the inside of the farm truck tidier (ie fewer dog leads, random tools, spare jumpers, coffee cups etc)
  • Take down phone numbers when people have rung so I know which is which, rather than the guessing game I play on the phone at least once a week
  • Buy some slippers for the office so my muddy wellies stay out of it
  • Make some time to stop during the day and refocus.

This is also a time for looking into new ideas such as no-till or direct drilling systems to improve soil health.

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