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    Chinese virus - 2019-nCoV,

    As usual short term economics has won out over any serious measures to stop this virus. International passenger flights have continued largely unabated for 2 months after the virus came to light including into and out of China. How many millions of people have they spread around the world in the...
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    Tff , sort it out

    Suddenly it’s about 90% slower than it was. I doubt traffic has increased by 90% so that points to a more fundamental problem than gradual overload in my opinion.
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    Chinese virus - 2019-nCoV,

    It will be everywhere before long. Just another “flu”. We haven’t exactly had closed borders or even limited air travel to any great extent. It’s getting like “ no deal brexit” in the media. Probably worse listening to predictions of doom for months on end than actually getting a dose. Crack on...
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    Getting concerned mk11

    the moral is we just don’t know in truth. But this does seem to have been a year when every decision I made was the wrong one. Just a run of bad luck or maybe I take for granted the things that did go right. At least we got the beet up which was small miracle when you look at water laid about...
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    Getting concerned mk11

    So far we have managed to round them up without a dog. Just open the gate , shake a feed bag and they come racing after you. Benefit of central handling system on ring fenced farm. We had cut back on numbers though so can’t really stock much more grazing land. I will change my mind again when...
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    Getting concerned mk11

    It is. Ranching the lot with sheep looks a lot less expensive and stressful than throwing money down the drain quite literally on cropping. Lesson learned for me this season. If in doubt do nothing. You don't get thanked for trying and failing at this job or for taking a risk. You just lose more...
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    Getting concerned mk11

    Only 5 acres of WOSR left out of 50 and it’s been ravaged by pigeons. Don’t think it’s worth bothering with it. Luckily the ryegrass into which we drilled it has self set seed and not been properly killed by the glyphosate so it has reverted back to a clover ley and the sheep can utilise it...
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    Your current weather.

    11 mm overnight. What do we do? Spin on untreated seed and let the rain wash it in? It’s just slop all over now. Sheep getting like outdoor pigs. Trying to save grass to turn out onto after lambing, but what they are on is becoming a real mess.
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    Getting concerned mk11

    If only we could 5 days in a row without rain I’d chance a bit more winter wheat drilling. Not end of feb yet.
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    John Deere 1065 - Opinion

    It might be worth saving the system but generally need a lot of insulating tape if mr rat has been around and some of it isn’t very accessible. I think straw chopper shaft was also monitored on our combine. Could save a lot of damage. But I have lived without it. Most critical switch is straw...
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    John Deere 1065 - Opinion

    I think horn sounds if a shaft stops. Fan, elevator to tank, or walkers.
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    Cheap cover crop

    Plenty spring oats in the shed. 2 years old. Will test them. Good idea.
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    Nitram spread pattern

    I use hessian seed potato sacks instead of trays. Easier to transport and the prills don’t bounce out. Good enough for a quick check, fold sack to centre to see number of prills gathered more clearly. Only need to lay out 8 bags across the 24 m between tramlines then drive down one tramline and...
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    Getting concerned mk11

    WW drilled a fortnight ago now has a root and 3 mm sprout. Rooks a plenty but feeling a bit more hopeful than I was. Direct drilled. Some patches have been drowned out but on the whole there will be something.
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    John Deere 1065 - Opinion

    I thought the monitor monitored various critical shaft speeds and possibly measured losses over the walkers and sieves as an add on. Ripped the whole lot off my 1085 as it been eaten to death by rats under care of previous owner. I thought all settings and adjustments were made manually on that...

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