Vicki Brooks Blog

I provide agronomy, crop nutrition and seed to growers across east Essex and Suffolk and write a regular column in Arable Farming magazine.

Vicki Brooks Blog: Steady as she goes to make the most of crop potential

March 1, 2018

Our crops are coming out of the winter well-established and remarkably healthy. A decent amount of rain since Christmas made-up for the very dry September and October. And some good sharp December and January frosts have been really valuable too… Read more

Vicki Brooks Blog: Firmly focussed on spring cropping care

February 8, 2018

With around a third of our arable area used for spring cropping these days, our early 2018 thoughts are firmly focussed on caring for them as well as we can. Unsurprisingly with the EFA rule changes, fewer beans are going… Read more

Vicki Brooks Blog: Shutting-up some decent crops for winter

February 1, 2018

As I write at the end of November, our crops look like going into 2018 in pretty good shape. Of course, a month is a long time in crop production these days ! Our oilseed rape is certainly looking a… Read more

Vicki Brooks Blog: In a good place despite weeks without rain

November 2, 2017

Unlike much of the rest of the country, we could really do with some rain as we go into our main wheat establishment season. We’ve had barely 5mm since I last wrote in mid-September and, until last week, the sort… Read more

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