A female Hairy dragonfly spotted on the farm

Here we have a female Hairy dragonfly which was on the ditch on the western side of the farm. They are not that common and are the first dragonflies of the year to appear, this one looks brand spanking new.

Career Opportunity – Sprayer Operator


Career OPPORTUNITY Sprayer operator North Lincolnshire

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within a large dynamic contract farming business based in North Lincolnshire.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to operate our 36m Agrifac Condor as their primary role, along with operating a combine during the summer (also potential for drilling, cultivating, fertilising etc)
The ideal candidate:

-Passionate about agriculture and wanting to help push the industry forward

-A keen eye for detail in all tasks

-Adept with precision farming technologies (GPS systems, CTF, Yara N sensor)

-Able to manage own workload and take ownership of sprayer/ spray store

-Experienced with applying plant protection products and liquid fertiliser (PA1/ PA2 complete)

-Able to work well as part of a team

-Happy to get involved with a wide variety of tasks throughout the year

-Understanding that the role will involve some long hours during busy periods

This full-time position comes with:

-A very competitive package

-A chance to join a progressive business with a great team

-Opportunity for CPD

-Housing if required

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to:
E: aaron.kew@Rockscape.co.uk
Closing Date 13/05/2022

Oil seed rape has been progressing well after a dose of digestate

The oil seed rape has been progressing well after a dose of digestate and some warm weather. Most of the crops have begun flowering. Hopefully the bits of frost and snow we are having won’t do too much damage.#Rockscape#britishfarming#OSR

Jonny in the Xerion with a 12.5m Farmet Fantom Pro

As we have got most of our spring cereal drilling complete, we have taken some time to demo a few 12m tine cultivators. He is Jonny in the Xerion with a 12.5m Farmet Fantom Pro, thanks to J Brock and Sons for arranging the demo. The machine did a very good job of lifting some heavily compacted ex sugar beet land.

Proud to fly the flag on International Women’s Day

Here at Rockscape Energy, we are proud to fly the flag on International Women’s Day and this year we are putting the spotlight onto our AD Plant Manager, Carrie Dodge. She is an inspirational woman, who changed career from teacher to AD Plant Manager in a male dominated industry. Carrie has stepped up to the challenge bringing leadership, drive, determination, and a calm measured approach with the resolve that gets the job done. She deals brilliantly with the pressures of running a large scale AD Plant. Well done Carrie we are privileged to have you on our team.#internationalwomensday#adindustry#leadership#carriedodge#rockscapeenergyltd

New 2500ltr buffer tank installation

Another busy week here at Rockscape Energy, we have installed a 2500ltr buffer tank to our engines. This tank will enable us to provide more heat to our AD plant and pasteurisation plant without the requirement of additional boilers, this meaning we can send more gas to our grid entry unit.

Making a start on Spring land work

The unseasonably dry weather of the past months has meant we have been getting on well with the land work for our Spring crops. We have been very impressed with the Horsch Joker which has been kindly lent to us by CLAAS Eastern It has done a great job of chopping up cover crop residue and the press leaves a great finish. The plan is to get the drill going on beans and spring barley on our land with low grass weed pressure.

It is an honour to be able to support local

It is an honour to be able to support local. Here are Crowle Colts JFC U13’s keeping warm in their new winter coats. Good luck for the remainder of your season lads.#supportlocal#rockscape

Subsoiling after Sugar beet with the John Deere 9rx and TWB subsoiler

Earlier in the month, Nigel was busy chasing the beet harvester down in the 9rx and TWB subsoiler. This alleviates the compaction caused by the harvester and hopefully, we will be able to use minimal cultivation in the Spring in front of the next crop.#Rockscape#BritishFarming#SugarBeet

Spreading slug pellets onto late drilled Winter Wheat

November has been especially dry this year, which has meant we have been able to continue drilling Winter Wheat. He is Nigel in the gator spreading some slug pellets onto some late drilled KWS Extase.