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Welcome to the Fenland Farmers Community Website

November 3, 2010

Welcome to the Fenland Farmers Website and Blog

Get involved.  This has been set up to bring farmers and farm workers together from across the Fens area of East Anglia.
If you are a farmer, a small holder or a farm worker and you would like to discuss, promote your ideas, please use this website.

We would welcome regular contributers – especially if you would like to contribute an article for discussion in your area of expertise.
It is your website -so please browse, contribute and comment to regular posts below.

Black Grass – Impending doom?

June 26, 2014

Are farmers now having to look at how they change their husbandry to stop and prevent black grass escilating in Fenland.    Imune to insectcides.  What prospects are in Future for this situation?

Knock on affect on Food that is produced and income that is achieved – this really does now require drastic action before it gets even more out of control.

 

Suggestions?

First proper frost tonight

November 19, 2013

Predicted to go down to -2 tonight watch out.. ..

When is Spring here?

March 27, 2013
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Flooded fields, bogged land, haven for slugs – they love it!!

At some point there maybe sunshine, we need it now!

Awful Spring But There Is Hope

March 25, 2013
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You do not need me to tell you what a poor autumn and winter it has been in the fens and surrounding area.

But look on the bright side a good proportion of the winter cereals and rape is in the ground and looks not too bad. This is not the case elsewhere, I am not saying we are sitting pretty but at least we will have a harvest and with a large area of spring crops there are reasons to be optimistic.

The key thing is to remember soil conditions are more important than calendar date so do not force crops into a poorer seed bed than you would like. The cold wet weather looks as though it will be here all week so have a relaxing Easter and prepare for the spring rush ahead.

As for autumn crops apply Nitrogen when you can but do not rush the blackgrass control at least the brass weeds have not outgrown the sprays yet.

Best wishes and hope for a good spring and a big harvest.

Cold Snap set to continue – Met Office

March 25, 2013

Current alert level: Level 3 – Cold Weather Action in one or more regions of England

 

Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/coldweatheralert/

 

Cold easterly winds will bring very cold conditions through the coming week with a few light wintry flurries.

-7 this morning Chatteris – anywhere colder?

January 22, 2013

8am this morning temperature guage.

Shape Your Place

August 14, 2012

The Shapeyourplace.org site seems to be making an impact in the local community.  It allows you to air any issues you have and get them directed to the correct authorities.  It is now covering our area – Wisbech, Chatteris, Whittlesey, and March and goes across to the Ely area as well as down to the Ramsey and Hunts area.  Worth a go ?

Check it out.

http://shapeyourplace.org

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