Overbury Blog

Don't Farm Naked!

Don't Farm Naked!

  • 12 Aug 2020
  • Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms

Overbury follows the principles of Regenerative Agriculture to improve soil condition and biodiversity. 


Welcome Mark to our farm team!

Welcome Mark to our farm team!

  • 30 May 2020
  • Overbury Farms

We are delighted to welcome Mark to our farm team. Mark has close links with Overbury and is enjoying getting stuck in, like all of us he has his fingers crossed for some rain!


Spring Time on the farm at Overbury

Spring Time on the farm at Overbury

  • 22 May 2020
  • Overbury Farms

Our Farm Manager Jake Freestone gives us an update on what is happening on the farm.  Barley, wheat, sheep and the weather.


Covid - 19 Update 29/04/20

Covid - 19 Update 29/04/20

  • 29 Apr 2020
  • Business Hints and Tips, Clubs and Activities, Education, Gardening, Out and About, Overbury Businesses, Overbury Church of England First School and Grasshoppers Nursery, Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms, Property Showcases

How Overbury Enterprises is supporting the Community.


International World Curlew Day

International World Curlew Day

  • 21 Apr 2020
  • Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms

On International Curlew Day we want to share awareness of this beautiful bird as well as ground nesting birds on farms such as Overbury's.


EARLY BIRD COUNTS THE WORMS

EARLY BIRD COUNTS THE WORMS

  • 5 Mar 2019
  • Overbury Farms

During the week starting on the 4th March the BBC Radio 4 program ‘Farming Today’ is covering soil. It’s a fascinating topic and one we are very proud to have at the heart of our farming strategy at Overbury.

 


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

  • 28 Jan 2019
  • Education, Out and About, Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms

Organised by FWAG with saplings purchased from the Woodland Trust, last weds 23rd January 2019, we welcomed over 20 members of DHL Supply Chain’s project management team to Overbury.

 


DOWN ON THE FARM

DOWN ON THE FARM

  • 7 Dec 2017
  • Overbury Farms

There are just 4 days left (expires on Monday 11th December 2017) to check out Farmer Jake showing JB how we use Drones at Overbury on CBeebies ‘Down on the Farm’.

Click here to watch now.


CRIMPER ROLLER

CRIMPER ROLLER

  • 30 Nov 2017
  • Overbury Farms

There is so much public awareness of the perceived issues with Glyphostate at the moment even though 3300 studies have shown it to be a very benign chemical when used correctly in the field.  With any potential restriction on its use being enforced on us I wanted to have a look at an alternative method of killing a cover crop before we plant our harvestable, or cash crop, into the field.  To me a cover crop can only enhance the soil and the wider environment.  It shields the soil from rain, reducing runoff and erosion; it feeds the soil biology with carbohydrates and encourages the development of below ground microbial populations; provides winter feed for our sheep; increases soil organic matter to hold more nutrients and water - it’s a no brainier for the farm and the wider environment.


GREAT COMPANIONS

GREAT COMPANIONS

  • 22 Nov 2017
  • Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms

For the last 3 years we have been experimenting with companion crops in our oilseed rape fields, that is growing more than one species of plant together.  The companions are mainly based around legumes to try and increase the amount of atmospheric nitrogen that we can capture and then make available to our farming system, and why wouldn’t we?  The atmosphere is 76% nitrogen, yet our cereal and brassica plants cannot use any of it.  But legumes can-and they do it very quickly.