NWTG – Pre-Harvest Health & Safety Training

Appropriate training of staff on farms is becoming ever more important, not only for health and safety reasons but also for employee’s continual professional development (CPD).  Here in Wiltshire, we are fortunate that the North Wiltshire Training Group (NWTG) operates in this part of the country.  NWTG is a not for profit organisation that facilitates […]

Water Abstraction Licences

With the continued dry weather, it is perhaps more important than ever to ensure you have the required abstraction license if needed as outlined below. The requirements are: • You must have a licence from the Environment Agency to take (abstract) more than 20 cubic metres (4,400 gallons) of water, from an inland or underground […]

Sward Repair

With the recent wet and snowy weather behind us now (hopefully), attention needs to focus on repairing damaged swards.  Damaged swards can produce >20% less dry matter in a year compared to a sward in good health.  Repairing may require a full reseed, but often over seeding or direct drilling can be just as effective. […]