(D022): Worked alongside a farmer and his workforce to
show how dock clearance in a small pasture could be achieved.
We cleared about 0.5 acre in a badly affected area of
a paddock near farmstead. Discussed the work over lunch.
(D023): Worked alongside farmer in 40 acres of Triticale
containing many Docks. They grew from broken sections
(caused by the cultivations), and were difficult to locate.
It was raining heavily and the heavy soil was cloying.
The following principles applied:
all efforts to remove dock plants before ploughing OR
them with chisel harrows before sowing OR
them in a crop when the weather is dry.
Tools now make a complete ‘slip-on cover’ for the L-D pivot,
which prevents clay balling up, when cultivated ground is