Thriplow Farms Annual Report 1978

Last year’s harvest broke all records by a big margin.  This year has been even better.  Wheat yields are down slightly but barley is up; sugar beet is at least 12 tons per acre with sugar over 18% and the crop drier has produced over 100 tons more lucerne than ever before.  As always, we have the weather to thank for these results.  Almost constant rain during the spring and early summer is just what our thin land needs.  Given these good conditions we must ensure that the seeds are planted early and the crop remains healthy – neither of which are impossible tasks with modern methods.  But without lots of rain we cannot grow the sort of crops we have enjoyed for the past two years.

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