Importance of Organic Matter

March 2015 003

John waiting to be loaded with FYM

On the 6th March the favourable ground conditions meant we could finally get onto the arable fields and start preparing for spring drilling. Our first task was to spread 400 tonnes of FYM (farm yard manure) onto some over wintered stubble prior to ploughing.

Over the last 4 years we have grown to appreciate the importance of organic matter and the huge role it has on increasing crop yield, quality and soil structure. We are drilling spring barley this year using a variety called Tipple, which we hope will make malting spec.  Whilst it’s straw will be baled into small bales using our Arcusin B14 and sold to our equine customers.

Merlo loading muckspreader with FYM

Merlo loading muckspreader with FYM