5th June 2016- PMC Viner, Drilling & AGM Reminder

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I called in at PMC to check on our new 1089 Viner this morning to make sure it was still on target for arriving as planned only to find it had just returned back from going on a test run. All in all it looks good and I am glad we have a different podder chain set up to the standard machine which appears to have fitted in well up top. Just need PMC now to modify the picking head as the new 1089 doesn't go as low as the old 979CT which for us isn't good news on organics so they are changing the ground roller and frame to accommodate our requirements.

Drilling wise we have just started again after a huge amount of rain on Tuesday/Wednesday (40mm approx.) which has meant things have taken some time to dry out. Should finish drilling by Wednesday this week which will be good news.

Experiencing a huge amount of Diamond Black Moth at the moment which is being confused for Silver Y Moth, which is thought to have come in on the strong winds at the moment. Aphids pressure low but with a warm forecast ahead this could soon change.

Growers please don't forget we have both Company AGM's on Monday so a day of meetings all round followed by a trip to Sweden on Tuesday for see Vaderstad.

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