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    Dealing with depression - suicidal thoughts - Join the conversation (including helpline details)

    This is so true, long dark nights and miserable weather always effect my mental wellbeing. For me November is the worse, just after the clocks go back! With harvest or other busy times, you focus your mind on the job. But when its over, you are in danger of collapsing in a big heap that leads...
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    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    Has anyone started sowing their AB15? If so, how is your system working?
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    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I agree, that certain areas are going to need the flatlift, to sort out any compaction that might hinder the small seeds establishing fully. I too, planned to bale the straw, but I am aware that the baling contractors may also add to the compaction.
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    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    "If" there is sufficient moisture in the seedbed, would drilling with a tine drill (with the tines lifted well up, so they are scratching the surface) and relying on the covering harrows to do the rest, be an option? Following up with the rolls.
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    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    As previously stated, I am following mainly spring barley, so little time after combining. We've had reasonably good success, spinning on rape in the past. But, I am concerned about how far a broadcaster will spread the mix.
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    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I normally rely on contractors for my drilling and normally have a selection to choose from depending on the crop and the time of year. I have a tine drill as back up. Some drills are unavailable due to combining duties, although I have a strip-till guy who has been busy drilling stubble turnips...
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    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest. I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn. Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
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    Case Puma 200 - error code 2387

    Good morning, our Case Puma 200 has developed a fault, it won't go into reverse. It shows Error Code 2387 and a cog symbol (transmission?) Can anyone shine any light on this problem, please?
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    Mf 30 fine seed rollers.

    I have a set, in good condition. They are for sale, as I no longer have a MF 30 drill.
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    AB9 drilling

    Right, we've had some rain. So who is drilling AB9 now? Is it warm enough, or should we wait another week or so?
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    Sulky spreader, actuator stuck open.

    I've been busy fertilizer spreading for the last two days, putting on the final dose of nitrogen. The electric actuator on the left-hand side decided to stick open. Because we were busy, I decided to disconnect both electric actuators and tighten the aperture arms, so that the spreader reverted...
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    Dealing with depression - suicidal thoughts - Join the conversation (including helpline details)

    A lot of wise words have been posted recently. For someone looking in, they can be very helpful and uplifting. As a regular observer of this thread, thank you.
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    State of your crops?

    Is it worse than last year? In my case, Yes. Last year I had no winter cereals drilled, so had a lot of standing water to depress me, but no crops to write off! This year, I have even more standing water, particularly on the fields that I have drilled. So the upshot is, more water, more expense.
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    Combinables Price Tracker

    I know that feeling.