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 Post subject: Harvest 2015
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:24 pm 
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Even though I am sort of retired, thought I would start a harvest thread so that those who do still work :D can inform us others of how it's going.

Took a ride through the south cambs countryside this morning. Not much done here at the moment. There is very little winter barley grown around here, but I have seen a few bits knocked down.

Oilseed Rape has hardly been touched as yet. A bit here and there been done, but a huge amount still to do.

Wheats are ripening fairly fast now, and the spring barley is on the turn.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2015
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A few bits of osr done here but that's about it so far still loads to do. The w barleys are there and ready I would say, and at the next weather window will start getting hovered up. Some wheats are turning but a lot still very green.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2015
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:15 pm 
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I would think nearly all winter barley cut around NW Norfolk. OSR all sprayed off and most will be ready once it dries up. Wheats looking on the turn as well as spring barley. Started killing off salad potatoes last week but they won't be lifted until mid/end August by my guesstimate.

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Hay done, rape done, spuds started, wheat is ready. It's pissing it down :roll:

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The Pretender wrote:
Hay done, rape done, spuds started, wheat is ready. It's pissing it down :roll:


Wheat ready ? :o Ours is miles off yet. First bits of rape will have been sprayed off 14 days on Tuesday so will be ready by the time it dries up.

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I would think nearly all winter barley cut around NW Norfolk. OSR all sprayed off and most will be ready once it dries up. Wheats looking on the turn as well as spring barley. Started killing off salad potatoes last week but they won't be lifted until mid/end August by my guesstimate.


Yep. What NQIT says +1. Except for the salad stuff. Barley all in. Osr ready at next dry spell. Maybe glypho some wheat too if it dries.

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I can see how applying glypho might help dry the grain but what difference does it make to weed contamination? They'll still be standing and their seed will still mix with the OSR/wheat?

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I can see how applying glypho might help dry the grain but what difference does it make to weed contamination? They'll still be standing and their seed will still mix with the OSR/wheat?


Nope, not a word. :)

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I can see how applying glypho might help dry the grain but what difference does it make to weed contamination? They'll still be standing and their seed will still mix with the OSR/wheat?


Nope, not a word. :)



So why spray it then? :D

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Flintstone wrote:
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I can see how applying glypho might help dry the grain but what difference does it make to weed contamination? They'll still be standing and their seed will still mix with the OSR/wheat?


Nope, not a word. :)



So why spray it then? :D


You hit the nail first time. Crop will be drier but also any weeds present (not in Raggy's case, obviously), will be drier too and go through the binder better. There is also some evidence that glyphosate reduces seed viability but not sure I buy that.

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Fank yew Wurzel. :D

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Fank yew Wurzel. :D

You might want to look in the mirror again. :D

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Fank yew Wurzel. :D

You might want to look in the mirror again. :D



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Flintstone wrote:
NQIT wrote:
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Fank yew Wurzel. :D

You might want to look in the mirror again. :D



I've got me 'andsome 'ead on.


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Thank you Footsfitter. :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2015
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Still got another 20 acres of hay to do. It's been a ffuking struggle this year with barely 5 dry days together.
Haven't seen any combines rolling but I've got a bit of barley straw to bale and he said it should go this week weather depending.

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