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    Docks worse than ever this year?!

    If you sprayed off the sward with glyphosate, direct drilled some sort of forage something or other in then sprayed off the stubble of that with glyphosate again you would be most of the way there. Good timing in the rotation for the muck too.
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    Urea in the seedbed for spring barley

    Depends on how dry it is. If it's dry it should be 25kg of urea. Yes deeper placement or side banding would prevent the seed dying but that's not by any means a universal feature on British grain and fertiliser drills, more importantly the description in the original post doesn't suggest...
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    Urea in the seedbed for spring barley

    Be very careful. Urea is hard on seeds. If memory serves it forms a toxic alkaline area around the fertiliser, something to do with all the ammonia. Maximum rate of 25kg/ha in wheat.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    No I've not seen any advertising. I'm not a restauranteur though.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    No, I've never seen any British sheep products of any sort sold in France at any time.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    I'd really rather not, it's a lot more work for me.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Bellac.
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    Killing off docks

    Glyphosate while the docks are still vegatitive then cut it for hay?
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    Farming exit scheme

    Average English farm size is still under 100ha? English payment per hectare is roughly 230? Multiply by 2.35? Lot of guys will be closer to needing the bus fare than getting the 100k.
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    Farming exit scheme

    It's not quite the same thing but there was a bit of a scandal a few years back when English councils were found to have been giving rough sleepers or homeless people one way tickets out of town. This scheme does feel a little similar in terms of abdication of responsibility.
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    Farming exit scheme

    The annuity is surely going to be less than the rent for a property as well.
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    Farming exit scheme

    Ah, a hiding to nothing?
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    Farming exit scheme

    A slightly quicker and less lucrative road to nothing?
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    Farming exit scheme

    What's DEFRA offering though? Really? That's appreciably different from nothing at all?
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