How do the crops look where you are?

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:04 am

6920s pilot wrote:
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Linseed must be different darrrn sarrrf :?
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by 6920s pilot » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:55 pm

The Pretender wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:04 am
6920s pilot wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Linseed must be different darrrn sarrrf :?
New knife, pick your day and push the stick forward.
I prefer last years method ........... Ffuk off ploughing while the management do it :D
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by dust n diesel » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Mostly looking good and grass is growing like ffuk.
Please sir, can I have some more?

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:00 pm

The crops are mostly loving the drink, but the grass is ffuked.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:23 am

Must say, the words of the song, slightly plagiarised, 'What a Difference a Week Makes'.

Or in reality, two weeks. When I left to go on holiday, everywhere was dry and needed a drink.

Now everything looks lush and green and wonderful. Don't know if it came too late for some crops or not. I must say, though, that around here, with a few crops of Oilseed Rape which look an absolute disaster, the cereals and sugar beet look pretty good.

First signs of the winter barley just beginning to ripen now.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by footsfitter » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:22 pm

went across the track behind the farm which is around 2 of the largest fields of OSR, all some rapid hybrid stuff, haven't seen such a tall thick stand and pods aplenty here for many, many years. Luckily the precipitation here has been civilised so every thing looks hunky dory so far.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by 6920s pilot » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:14 pm

A week on from the 4 or 5" deluge there is still standing water in many fields, blight spraying is a nerve wracking experience, and all the veg boys are still towing harvesting rigs with the biggest tractors and crawlers they've got :?
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by NQIT » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:27 pm

6920s pilot wrote:
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A week on from the 4 or 5" deluge there is still standing water in many fields, blight spraying is a nerve wracking experience, and all the veg boys are still towing harvesting rigs with the biggest tractors and crawlers they've got :?
Blight spraying is a nightmare. Even the dry fields are wet.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Tel » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:08 pm

NQIT wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:27 pm
6920s pilot wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:14 pm
A week on from the 4 or 5" deluge there is still standing water in many fields, blight spraying is a nerve wracking experience, and all the veg boys are still towing harvesting rigs with the biggest tractors and crawlers they've got :?
Blight spraying is a nightmare. Even the dry fields are wet.

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by NQIT » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:16 pm

Tel wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:08 pm
NQIT wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:27 pm
6920s pilot wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:14 pm
A week on from the 4 or 5" deluge there is still standing water in many fields, blight spraying is a nerve wracking experience, and all the veg boys are still towing harvesting rigs with the biggest tractors and crawlers they've got :?
Blight spraying is a nightmare. Even the dry fields are wet.

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by 6920s pilot » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:52 pm

On twatter tonight the Witham Fourth IDB are claiming to have moved 14 million tonnes of water in the last week :o
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:37 pm

Having been driving around the area a bit of late, I have to say that from the road, crops, in general, look good. There are some fields of Oilseed Rape where less said the better, but in the main not too bad.

Winter barleys are going off quickly now. Some wheat's are beginning to show the first signs of going off as well. Spring barley's look a bit iffy, but time will tell. Some look healthy, and some look poor. 'Cuckoo' barley, some of the poor stuff.

Sugar beet seem to have recovered well from what was a poor start.

Time will tell, but I reckon things don't look as bad as they might have done. Speaking to one farmer yesterday who is planning to spray off his Oilseed Rape next week.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by dust n diesel » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:01 pm

Winter Barley cut near Dumfries for crimping, 26.5% moisture.
Please sir, can I have some more?

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by NQIT » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Raggy was going to spray his OSR off this week. Not because it's ready. He just happened to be at home. :D
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by graybo » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Trimbled up a combine yesterday and asked the dude how long before they'll
be starting,he said their wb is about a week to ten days away from being fit but their
neighbours started yesterday so they'll most probably make a start on Monday. :scratch:
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