Harvest 2018

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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by The Pretender » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:31 pm

graybo wrote:Don't think I've ever seen so much straw baled as this year.
They most probably won't be able to give it away.
That's what I've been thinking. We're baling for grass weed control reasons, bales are a ball ache.
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by footsfitter » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:46 pm

Well thats harvest 2018 wrapped up. Got off to a quick start this morning, dived into wheat until the current bun had toasted the last field of spring barley, got that off just as the clouds came, back into the last 3 fields of wheat finishing in one of the last drilled, a mere 4.2ha.

Baler men are chasing everywhere, one of the locals due to come back for more has gone off to find a replacement baler now his MF heston sized one went up in smoke, he's struggling to find any replacement and then it turns out another buyer mistook whos straw was whos and ironically baled up/carted off what was due to be baled by the massey contractor, not that he could bale it :lol:
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by Coltheox » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:34 pm

Well, after a drive round I reckon that, apart from the odd field of beans, that's it for this harvest.

Everything down, and most of it baled this year. Now for the Autumn planting rush!!!!
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by Coltheox » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:27 am

Having been in the Worcester / Warwick / Shropshire area recently, there is still some crops to be harvested, but not much. A few fields of wheat here and there, and some less said the better spring barley which really does look poor.

Went to the 'Five Miles' at Upware last evening. Drove through the fens, and there was a Claas 450 chomping its way through one of the last bits of wheat to be done - and for the fens, it is extremely early.

What a contrast to last year, when the weather was shite, and the Bank Holiday weekend was fine a dry and hot. I took some photos then, and most crops in the fens were still to be harvested.

What a difference a year makes..................
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by JM » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:15 am

Not cut anything since the 9th of August :? , partly because of dryer troubles, but mostly because it seems to rain most days. :roll:
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by footsfitter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:29 pm

JM wrote:Not cut anything since the 9th of August :? , partly because of dryer troubles, but mostly because it seems to rain most days. :roll:

Forget the dryer, how about the fair exchange of some of ours thats too dry for some of your too wet stuff? Bit of "blending" and job done!

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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by Bog Man » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:23 pm

Harvest 2018 . We still have Beans to cut .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPato87 ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by Coltheox » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:35 pm

Bog Man wrote:Harvest 2018 . We still have Beans to cut .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPato87 ... e=youtu.be
Great video, Bog Man.

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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by The Pretender » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:39 pm

Coltheox wrote:
Bog Man wrote:Harvest 2018 . We still have Beans to cut .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPato87 ... e=youtu.be
Great video, Bog Man.

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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by Coltheox » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:18 am

The Pretender wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
Bog Man wrote:Harvest 2018 . We still have Beans to cut .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPato87 ... e=youtu.be
Great video, Bog Man.

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It looked a half tidy bit of wheat for this year.
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by The Pretender » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:11 pm

Coltheox wrote:
The Pretender wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
Bog Man wrote:Harvest 2018 . We still have Beans to cut .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPato87 ... e=youtu.be
Great video, Bog Man.

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It looked a half tidy bit of wheat for this year.
That lot (Skyfall) in the video did 5 ton, found some 5T Crusoe last night. Bugger only knows why it's yielding so well.
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by NQIT » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:19 pm

Cereal harvest is all done locally. Most people are pleased with the outcome. Winter barley was ok with a very local result of extremely good (2.5 ton of Maris Otter, full malting spec, £220 a ton). OSR in the 30cwt area. Spring barley was either very good (3 ton) or very poor (30 cwt). Early drilled good, late drilled bad. Wheat has been the big surprise. Some massive yields over 4 ton from crops that died at the end of June. One customer who is putting his combinables into a contract farming agreement from this harvest is worried about a big tax bill after record wheat yields and locking in £200 per tonne! First world problems.
Sugar beet is variable. West of me had the rains just in time. To the east, they were dry until recently. I don't see anyone in a hurry to lift, hoping for a growing autumn.
Potatoes. Salads have been yielding on the low side. Some of the crops destined for store are now going 'green top' straight to sale. Who knows where the replacement for stored is coming from. Main crop have started secondary growth with tubers growing again. Anything grown for packing will be rough. Processing crops with secondary growth will have sugar all over the place and dry matters totally unpredictable. Chips and crisps will be all colours this year. Anything grown unirrigated is crap-yield and quality.
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by Coltheox » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:18 pm

One of the few bits of Linseed being knocked down between Cottenham and Landbeach today.

Lovely day for it.
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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by McFarmer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:28 pm

Might be a while before I get back out :

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Re: Harvest 2018

Post by JM » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:41 pm

Is it early for snow Mac?
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