How do the crops look where you are?

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:22 am

footsfitter wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Got a couple of fields of WB they discovered today, one's ready at 13% because of the chalk and the other way over near greenham common on gravel is at 11%! so we have chucked all the covers and guards on the combine and are aiming to do them on monday-Tuesday, then I can try and get the irrigation sorted out while they are doing that then we'll have the combine back in to do the rest of the "pre season checks"

Also found today on the last barn they are loading out of that the steel grain walling has started to fail, the uprights are rusted thru and there is a gentle bulge in the steel wall along with a lovely bow in the end wall purlin, but being concrete means its not too well!
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by footsfitter » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Coltheox wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:22 am
footsfitter wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Got a couple of fields of WB they discovered today, one's ready at 13% because of the chalk and the other way over near greenham common on gravel is at 11%! so we have chucked all the covers and guards on the combine and are aiming to do them on monday-Tuesday, then I can try and get the irrigation sorted out while they are doing that then we'll have the combine back in to do the rest of the "pre season checks"

Also found today on the last barn they are loading out of that the steel grain walling has started to fail, the uprights are rusted thru and there is a gentle bulge in the steel wall along with a lovely bow in the end wall purlin, but being concrete means its not too well!
Camgrain is your friend........................ :D
Think Hampshire grain would be closer?
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:03 pm

footsfitter wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Coltheox wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:22 am
footsfitter wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Got a couple of fields of WB they discovered today, one's ready at 13% because of the chalk and the other way over near greenham common on gravel is at 11%! so we have chucked all the covers and guards on the combine and are aiming to do them on monday-Tuesday, then I can try and get the irrigation sorted out while they are doing that then we'll have the combine back in to do the rest of the "pre season checks"

Also found today on the last barn they are loading out of that the steel grain walling has started to fail, the uprights are rusted thru and there is a gentle bulge in the steel wall along with a lovely bow in the end wall purlin, but being concrete means its not too well!
Camgrain is your friend........................ :D
Think Hampshire grain would be closer?
Probably. :roll:
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:05 pm

Saw a gretol chunk of winter barley which had been knocked down between Dry Drayton and Hardwick yesterday.

Also a field of what looked like winter sown linseed being cut near Royston yesterday evening.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 am

Went on one of my 'Rural Rides' yesterday evening.

Several bits of winter barley now done, and most oilseed rape sprayed off.

Amazing just how quick the wheats are beginning to turn. Wouldn't be surprised to see some wheat done before the end of July.

Spring barley, in the main, looks poor. Sugar beet, on the other had, look well.
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