BGI Hub Site weather in October
- Rainfall followed by 1ºC temperatures overnight.
- Average daily temps around 8ºC rising to 14ºC with cloud cover.
Weed Control and Planting
30/09/23 – 01/10/23 – Planting reed canary grass, marking out plot for Silphium. Preparatory ploughing and power harrowing. Sowed AB8 Nectar Stewardship mix 2 acres.
02/10/23 – Mowed the whole area.
03/10/23 – Hand-sowed Silphium seeds in accordance with the protocol provided.
11/10/23 – Advised by Rothamsted Research to plant Brown mustard seeds in the prepared Terravesta plot
16/10/23 – Brown mustard seeds arrived.
17/10/23 – Brown mustard seeds planted by RW Agri Contractors.
The BGI Hub site also hosted DESNZ and Biomass Connect on an annual site visit on October 5th.