The first of two DVDs, covers the period January to May, beginning with the harvesting of the remainder of last year’s sugar beet. A variety of cultivations on the light land are followed by the drilling of spring sown crops. Preparations for onion sets and potatoes are shown in detail, together with the planting operation. Crop care is next, with spraying, fertilising and irrigation the order of the day.
Suffolk-based Chris Lockwood is a freelance agricultural journalist, author of three books and creator of a growing list of programmes on farming and farm machinery.