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    N 1

    Establishment last autumn would still be more important than N in Jan Lodging and disease ( and no yield benefit/ polluting water ) are the downsides to any potential yield that disperses through a following wet cold Feb… Imvho from growing 11t/ha + crops of WB in the SW with some UAN end of Feb
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    N 1

    And that’s a minimum of a couple of weeks away, and for AN there’s another couple weeks on top before any worry… Put feet up for a few weeks, there’s a reason any self respecting arable farmer shoots up to Feb 1st 👍🏻
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    N 1

    Absolutely… Hey, N is expensive and there’s lots of pressure on polluting water, I reckon an amazing plan is to Chuck some N on in Jan 👌
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    Skippy Scout: Anyone used it or is planning to use it?

    At the risk of sounding like a Luddite, I really enjoy field-walking !! I can walk the dogs, get out of the office or the tractor seat, get some much needed exercise and challenge myself with weed, pest and disease identification. I can see a drone scouting system being useful on a Canadian...
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    Countryfile tonight

    Yes, that was probably badly edited, demand has increased over the last 5 years but dropped off a cliff in the last 18 months!!
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    Countryfile tonight

    Deer cause many accidents here too, the side of the Main road is littered with Deer Carcase’s I narrowly missed around 80 Fallow leaping across the A road that runs through the Farm last week ( Daughter was counting them !! )
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    Countryfile tonight

    Yes, totally correct When the first lockdown came in, stalking ceased overnight as none of the game dealers would take them as the restaurant’s were shut, populations have increased since and demand seems down at the moment as it’s seen as a luxury Restaurant food rather than a everyday cook at...
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    Countryfile tonight

    What’s not to understand?? One of the better pieces on there lately I thought, raising awareness of the huge increase in the Fallow herds that are so damaging ( featured farmer a near neighbour and TFF member 👍🏻) The point, was to raise awareness of the environmental damage Deer do when left...
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    Fertiliser on Countryside Stewardship Options

    Not a requirement, this is copied from the guidance… I’ve never used anything other Glyphosate on my AB9’s Additional guidance and advice The following advice is helpful but they are not requirements for this item Managing the option Apply nitrogen at a minimum of 50 kilograms (kg) per ha to...
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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

    Similar situation here, 20% extra cropping and N bought well, it’s harvest ‘23 that’s more concerning for me There’s over a year to go before it’s needed on farm, a lot can happen by then !!
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    Winter beans

    Ok into March with Tundras
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    Winter beans

    These are some of mine drilled 18th Oct around 75-100 mm deep, I wouldn’t drill much earlier but in the past on heavier soils used to drill them two weeks earlier BG is the problem drilling earlier as it’s too warm for the Kerb and now Crawlers gone…
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    Liquid or solid fert spreading

    I went from liquid to solid six years ago Just another step in retaining independence and flexibility which I think is increasingly important, put a merchants tank on farm and you are a price taker!! I’ve used all sorts of solid products in the last six years (AN/Urea/AS/polysulphate) and...
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    combine for 800 acres.

    New Vario £30-40k?? Reckon I lost £20k in that storm ?? Worth a look but not at any cost…
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