Harvest 2019

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Harvest 2019

Post by Coltheox » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:36 pm

Have been on one of my 'Rural Rides' this morning. It seems that most of the winter barley has been done now, and from one account I have heard it didn't do too badly (nine tonnes per hectare).

I've seen some oilseed rape done, and some wheat, surprisingly.

This spell of wet weather will hold things back for a couple or so days, but I reckon when it does clear up, it will be all hands to the pumps as I reckon everything will be ready, with maybe the exception of spring barley.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by Coltheox » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:14 pm

Interesting to read that harvest was taking place in other parts of the country yesterday.

Round here it was wet and quite cool.

Today is drying things out, but I reckon it will be tomorrow at the earliest before anything moves around here.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by Coltheox » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:19 pm

Dust is flying this afternoon! After a short stop for light rain this morning, there is plenty of wheat being knocked down.

No winter barley left to my knowledge around here, and even some spring barley done. All rape seems to be done, leaving mostly wheat.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by Coltheox » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:27 am

Helluva lot of stuff been knocked down now.

I reckon this area is over halfway there, and if - I said if - the weather holds by the middle of next week, apart from the odd field of beans - not many of those this year - and linseed - the same - it will be all over bar the shouting. Already fields are being scratched about, and a good chit is taking place.

I reckon some Oilseed Rape, for those with the courage to still grow it, will be going in next week.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by The Pretender » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 pm

Finished peas today. Going onto winter beans next. The Pacific weight on the wheat is good, 80kg/hectare litre or so. yields are good, mainly because it's heavy. We think about 5.3t/ac, based on what's in the bins. The trailers have weighers on them but you might as well ignore them.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by The Pretender » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Snipped a bit more off yesterday evening.

Our Warwick trailers normally hold 12.5 tonnes, but the wheat is heavy and we've seen 14 on them this year. I finished off with a 6 acre field. I filled the Warwick up and filled the 16 tonner up, which has been getting 18 tonne on it and brought 3.5 tonne back with me in the combine.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by NQIT » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 pm

The Pretender wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Snipped a bit more off yesterday evening.

Our Warwick trailers normally hold 12.5 tonnes, but the wheat is heavy and we've seen 14 on them this year. I finished off with a 6 acre field. I filled the Warwick up and filled the 16 tonner up, which has been getting 18 tonne on it and brought 3.5 tonne back with me in the combine.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by The Pretender » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:58 pm

NQIT wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 pm
The Pretender wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Snipped a bit more off yesterday evening.

Our Warwick trailers normally hold 12.5 tonnes, but the wheat is heavy and we've seen 14 on them this year. I finished off with a 6 acre field. I filled the Warwick up and filled the 16 tonner up, which has been getting 18 tonne on it and brought 3.5 tonne back with me in the combine.
Pret, I think Clive has hacked your account.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by footsfitter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:47 pm

Finished 2018 harvest 53 weeks ago. Its estimated that 2019 is half way, 10 good days might do it, thats if we get 10, they are consecutive, although other terms and conditions will apply as usual........
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by The Pretender » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 pm

The beans did 2.5t/ac average. It was all dug out for brick earth and 25 acres of it was late drilled so wasn't much on there.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by Coltheox » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:13 am

Beginning to get wound up round here. If the weather holds for the weekend, I don't reckon there will be much left to do at all. Maybe a few fields of beans, but that will be it.
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by JM » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:45 am

Finished our little bit yesterday with the last of the spring barley, lots of heads on the floor, you can't put your hand on the ground without touching at least 1 :( . No bumper harvest here. :?
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by Coltheox » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:22 pm

All appears to have been gathered in yet again, and so another harvest comes to an end - and now we all start preparing for the next harvest!!! :D
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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by Tel » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:26 pm

100 acres of wheat to cut as of tonight
Then we can make a start on the 700 ish acres of spuds

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Re: Harvest 2019

Post by The Pretender » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:01 pm

WE have 30 acres of wheat to cut which we will do on monday. Then a couple o hours on linseed.
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