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 Post subject: Seedbeds
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:36 pm 
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With harvest now a receding memory around here, at least, there is plenty of activity on the land. Winter crops are flying in apace, and into some of the best seedbeds I've seen for some years.

On top of that, the oilseed rape looks as if it will be in flower in a couple of weeks if this weather keeps up.

A lovely spell of autumnal weather!

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 Post subject: Re: Seedbeds
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:44 pm 
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I've had cracking seedbeds this time around. But I've put that down mostly to the Combi-Lift Disc Roller leaving a nice crumbly soil behind it.
Just one field is giving me problems where it has capped.

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 Post subject: Re: Seedbeds
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:43 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
I've had cracking seedbeds this time around. But I've put that down mostly to the Combi-Lift Disc Roller leaving a nice crumbly soil behind it.
Just one field is giving me problems where it has capped.


Hmm! always had you down as only an expert on sunbeds, never imagined you ventured further :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:15 pm 
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We've had excellent seedbeds

Ploughed, weathered, disced, power harrowed & drilled on heavy ground, not too wet, not too dry, moist - just right

Light land has been ploughed, one quick cheap pass with combi scuffle & then drill

Both getting rolled with our new to us 12m rolls. Then Liberator / Defy pre-em on heavy ground, nothing on light.

Most neighbours min-till, direct drill whatever, but I don't care & we don't generally have the blackgrass problem they have :D

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 Post subject: Re: Seedbeds
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:16 am 
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Seedbeds in Suffolk have been quite difficult. Nearly all the osr land was ripped up months ago, and has had 4" of rain on it. The top is now hard, but its a pudding underneath.
Ploughed land seems to have fared better. It's allowed the rain to soak away, whereas the min tilled land seems to hold the water in the top layer. Not good.
I think some of the strip tills are going to struggle this year, especially the Claydon hybrid, and mzuri.
Tel, are you planning on using the dTS that you picked up in the auction? Should work well, providing it doesn't bung up.

Spoke to a friend today, who is drilling into cobble stones, and is desperately after some rain :roll:
You'd think we'd had enough

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:24 am 
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Every thing I have has been solo' dearly on and now cultipressed and sits well, just want the vaddy over it next week, or when I decide to start drilling.

The 400 acres of bean stubble has just been pulled with the x express just to level it up more than anything and we will use the DTS straight into that,
And will use it when it gets too wet for the vaddy to run.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:08 pm 
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Good seedbeds here , don't want the rain tonight as I have another 2 days trio ing but what will be will be I suppose


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:49 pm 
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Pilgrim wrote:
Good seedbeds here , don't want the rain tonight as I have another 2 days trio ing but what will be will be I suppose



It's almost at a stage over needing some rain here now. Just a bit to freshen up the top.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:14 pm 
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2 more days and we will be sown up
but its boys ground so no stress

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:24 pm 
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Should I have started drilling yet then


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:20 pm 
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Some on roadside has really flown out of the ground between 8 and 5 today it must have been ready for the rain

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