Thank you to Mike Gwynne for sending in the last batch of allotment photos. If anyone else has any photos from their Farnham allotment please send them into us and we will post them to our image feed.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.
Blightwatch is a collaborative service supported by the Potato Council and Industry sponsors.
The Blightwatch service providers have worked to develop an online management tool which is available to farmers and other users free of charge.
Traditionally the risk of potato blight infection has been based on the calculation of Smith Periods – a system that uses hourly temperature and relative humidity recordings. However, until now Smith Periods have been calculated for only a limited number of Met stations around the country.
The Blightwatch service now covers the whole of the UK down to individual post code level meaning that alerts are now available for the Farnham and GU9 postcode areas.
The service operates in conjunction with the Potato Councils – Fight Against Blight! – service and delivers daily email and optional SMS alerts if blight risks are identified in our selected area(s).
Happy New Year!
The next liaison group meeting is to be held on the 1st of February.
- Any issues you have with your allotment or site
- Suggestions or comments regarding our yearly competitions
- Suggestion or comments regarding our yearly winter lecture
- Beekeeping on your site
- Any other business relating to Farnham allotments