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Successful wetland project for Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We have just completed a successful project for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, which has added 100 acres of wetland, including 50 acres of reedbed, between the River Thurne and Candle Dyke near Potter Heigham. The wetland was created to optimise the habitat for the rare breeding bird species, the bittern and marsh harrier that require

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Land Drainage Forward Planning

The winter months provide an excellent platform for growers to really take stock of the land and understand how individual fields are performing across farms. The colder wetter ground conditions mean that generally speaking, there is less arable activity at this time of year and it provides the perfect chance to have a look at

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‘In Crop’ Land Drainage

Field drainage is an operation which is undertaken all year round by our dedicated and skilled team at William Morfoot Ltd. Although a large proportion of the land drainage work is completed in the post-harvest window, in the autumn, there is always a considerable amount of work that is done each year through the growing

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Wetland creation work in the winter time

This winter, we’ve been back to visit our wetland site at Quarles Marsh at Holkham in North Norfolk, to make further enhancements to the project which we were involved in for much of 2014. The project that previously saw us turning more than 200 acres of arable land into a wetland site for breeding wader

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William Morfoot Ltd at LAMMA Show

William Morfoot Ltd has recently been at LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. The 2 day show is held at the East of England showground in Peterborough and features exhibitors from all over the country who specialise in the supply of services and equipment to the agricultural sector. We were

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Improve your Land Drainage at LAMMA 2015

Stand 754, Hall 7.  East of England Showground, Peterborough Winter time always provides an ideal opportunity to carefully take stock of the condition of arable land with more time available to landowners and farmers to assess plans for the forthcoming year. Critically, the wetter ground conditions over the winter time also identify problematic land areas

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Autumn Agricultural Land Drainage

The cleared fields and dry ground conditions make the autumn one of our busiest periods in the whole year for Agricultural Land Drainage. The opportunity to carry out improvement works to ditch systems, as well as installing new land drains within a field, is obviously an easier process when there are no growing crops to

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Another Wetland Project Underway

There has been no let up in demand for our specialist wetland creation services this year.  This month has seen us kick off our latest project set against the backdrop of the picturesque banks of the River Thurne nestling next to Hickling Broad. The project is a joint venture between the Environment Agency & Norfolk

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Post Harvest Land Drainage Season in Full Flow

The post harvest window tends to be the busiest time of the year for Agricultural Land Drainage projects and this year is no different!  With harvest getting off to a very early start compared to recent years, our drainage teams have been working flat out to install new drainage schemes on land which have been

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