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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2016
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:55 pm 
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Tel wrote:
I would say around Lincoln and above there is at least a week or so of wheat type stuff, then the beans to go at.

So glad I don't have to worry about a combine and harvest this year.


Staggering what a difference 100 miles or so makes. Essex arable starting to look autumnal last week.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:36 pm 
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had a nibble at some spring barley today but its barely fit ,needs a week and some of it will need 2 weeks


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:50 am 
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defender wrote:
had a nibble at some spring barley today but its barely fit ,needs a week and some of it will need 2 weeks


Bloody hell, Defender. That seems late even for northern Scotland.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:34 am 
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Lots of wheat and spring barley left round here, nothing has moved since last friday and probably wont till wednesday now.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:39 am 
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Coltheox wrote:
defender wrote:
had a nibble at some spring barley today but its barely fit ,needs a week and some of it will need 2 weeks


Bloody hell, Defender. That seems late even for northern Scotland.


Not really Col: if you think back to pre-combine days, harvest often went on into October in Norfolk and Suffolk, and that was allowing for significant ripening and drying in-stook. We harvest earlier these days mainly because it's only prudent to go the first dates when the weather's OK, and we often have the capacity to get it all done in not much over a week. It gives more freedom about next year's crops as well of course.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:15 pm 
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Coltheox wrote:
defender wrote:
had a nibble at some spring barley today but its barely fit ,needs a week and some of it will need 2 weeks


Bloody hell, Defender. That seems late even for northern Scotland.

there is a lot of barley being cut round here that is not quite ready but the weather is good with barley at about 19/20 % . I have seen it later than this but days soon get shorter
Harvest up here will see a lot of light crops both with yield and bushel weight


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:31 pm 
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cut the last 25 acres of the barley today and hopefully the baler is still going , it run ok considering the summer it had . just a bit over 3 tons at 18% . just glad to be finished with combine , still 100 acres of bales to put in a shed and 500 tons to dry


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:41 pm 
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cut the last 25 acres of the barley today and hopefully the baler is still going , it run ok considering the summer it had . just a bit over 3 tons at 18% . just glad to be finished with combine , still 100 acres of bales to put in a shed and 500 tons to dry


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defender wrote:
cut the last 25 acres of the barley today and hopefully the baler is still going , it run ok considering the summer it had . just a bit over 3 tons at 18% . just glad to be finished with combine , still 100 acres of bales to put in a shed and 500 tons to dry


Well done, Defender. Another harvest in the barn, even if there is still some sorting out to do.

How long will it take you to dry 500 tons? And is that to 14 or 15%? I assume that it is malting barley.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:56 pm 
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Fat Hill wrote:
defender wrote:
cut the last 25 acres of the barley today and hopefully the baler is still going , it run ok considering the summer it had . just a bit over 3 tons at 18% . just glad to be finished with combine , still 100 acres of bales to put in a shed and 500 tons to dry


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Coltheox wrote:
defender wrote:
cut the last 25 acres of the barley today and hopefully the baler is still going , it run ok considering the summer it had . just a bit over 3 tons at 18% . just glad to be finished with combine , still 100 acres of bales to put in a shed and 500 tons to dry


Well done, Defender. Another harvest in the barn, even if there is still some sorting out to do.

How long will it take you to dry 500 tons? And is that to 14 or 15%? I assume that it is malting barley.

25 ton mobile so not too long as its all feeding barley , needs to be under 15% as will be going on a boat probably , varies between 20 -17.5 %


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:01 pm 
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Spring barley and wheat still to cut round here and some oats that will still be green.

Still some silage to be done as well, getting some beautiful sun and drying winds at last but short days and still no more than 48 hours dry at a time is keeping it tedious.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:28 am 
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dust n diesel wrote:
Spring barley and wheat still to cut round here and some oats that will still be green.

Still some silage to be done as well, getting some beautiful sun and drying winds at last but short days and still no more than 48 hours dry at a time is keeping it tedious.



Hi, D&D. Good to hear from you. I guess that it's getting close to losing some crops around you. The days are noticeably shorter here now, so it must be worse where you are. Even on a sunny day, it is as good as dark by seven in the evening - and yesterday was the autumn solstice. Nights are now officially longer than the days.

Soon be Christmas................

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:33 am 
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My old mate Giuseppe (Joe) finished his second harvest of the year yesterday.

He was managing a farm in Cambridgecestershire that got finished mid August, then moved
to a new job managering in Berkcestershire, where they finished their winter beans yesterday.

Good ol' boy.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:34 am 
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Harvest is done here around Lincoln, with the exception of one rather large forward thinking progressive farming company that has over 600 acres of Linseed to cut.
It's dead as it was sprayed off in Aug many more weeks and it will have combined itself


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