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 Post subject: Harvest 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:49 pm 
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The AD boys have been chopping rye for a week. Yields have varied from mediocre to crap. Doesn't bode well for the main event.
On a more optimistic note, dug my first new potatoes today. They were a perfect size and lots of tubers. Very tasty too.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2018
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Drove back from Devon today after two weeks fabulous weather down there.

Many fields of winter barley, and some oilseed rape, look on the point of being ready. Saw a couple of fields of winter barley done and baled. One was off the M25 in Hertfordshire!

Plenty of crops seem to be suffering from this hot dry spell. Patches in the fields are a giveaway.

May be not a record harvest this year???

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2018
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Coltheox wrote:
Drove back from Devon today after two weeks fabulous weather down there.

Many fields of winter barley, and some oilseed rape, look on the point of being ready. Saw a couple of fields of winter barley done and baled. One was off the M25 in Hertfordshire!

Plenty of crops seem to be suffering from this hot dry spell. Patches in the fields are a giveaway.

May be not a record harvest this year???


I don't believe you drove back from Devon in a day

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2018
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:22 am 
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The Pretender wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
Drove back from Devon today after two weeks fabulous weather down there.

Many fields of winter barley, and some oilseed rape, look on the point of being ready. Saw a couple of fields of winter barley done and baled. One was off the M25 in Hertfordshire!

Plenty of crops seem to be suffering from this hot dry spell. Patches in the fields are a giveaway.

May be not a record harvest this year???


I don't believe you drove back from Devon in a day



I did!

Mind you, it took me 23 and a half hours.................................... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2018
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:33 pm 
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Waiting for the fun to start.
Combine is in bits
Sheds still full of wheat
two weeks and counting


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:27 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Waiting for the fun to start.
Combine is in bits
Sheds still full of wheat
two weeks and counting


Same
Same
Still some left
One week

+ I'm buggering off sat & sunday. Sod 'em

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:06 am 
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Looked at some variety trials on a farm last night, the barley was like bullets, no Roundup either.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:01 am 
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Went on a road trip around South Cambridgeshire yesterday.

Saw the first fields of winter barley have been cut and baled - or chopped.

Also spotted the first filed of Oilseed Rape being done. It's bloody early this year!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:39 am 
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A lot of winter barley now done. Oilseed Rape is now being hacked down.

Many Wheat crops look about a week to ten days away if this dry and warm weather continues.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Finished the combine yesterday evening. he went off this morning and knocked off the middle of a small field of OSR that our agronomist has been having kittens over for nearly a week (she only looks at the seed, no thought of how to deal with the very unripe stalk!)

Thats it for a few days until the rest catches up, might have to nip over to Greenham common and rasher off oats that haven't done too well being planted in gravel of an ancient river bed, as normal we will have to jog the combine over there later to do the other crops!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm 
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NH dealers north of newbury have a 40ft header in the yard that arrived 2 days ago, the big top of the range bit is due to hit the yard tomorrow, quick pdi and they get their demo machine back. seems the salesmen and buyer didn't anticipate this drought when they put in the order just after the cut-off date.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:59 am 
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NH dealers north of newbury have a 40ft header in the yard that arrived 2 days ago, the big top of the range bit is due to hit the yard tomorrow, quick pdi and they get their demo machine back. seems the salesmen and buyer didn't anticipate this drought when they put in the order just after the cut-off date.


That's why most farmers ordering a new combine do so after harvest................... A lesson learnt????

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Coltheox wrote:
footsfitter wrote:
NH dealers north of newbury have a 40ft header in the yard that arrived 2 days ago, the big top of the range bit is due to hit the yard tomorrow, quick pdi and they get their demo machine back. seems the salesmen and buyer didn't anticipate this drought when they put in the order just after the cut-off date.


That's why most farmers ordering a new combine do so after harvest................... A lesson learnt????

Whenever I ordered a new combine it was never delivered until now


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Roundup on the first field of barley tonight, would have done the other 2 but water pump in storage tank packed up.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:32 am 
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Tel wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
footsfitter wrote:
NH dealers north of newbury have a 40ft header in the yard that arrived 2 days ago, the big top of the range bit is due to hit the yard tomorrow, quick pdi and they get their demo machine back. seems the salesmen and buyer didn't anticipate this drought when they put in the order just after the cut-off date.


That's why most farmers ordering a new combine do so after harvest................... A lesson learnt????

Whenever I ordered a new combine it was never delivered until now


Point taken, Tel, but I have known some who have ordered a new machine to order it late on, basing their decision on how the current crop looks.

Sometimes it works out OK, and sometimes it isn't quite so good.................... :?

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