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    Flea Beetle 2019

    All the photos of damage on TFF or twitter seem to be from fields bereft of volunteer cereals. My rape, post spring barley is still below ground, but there is a very healthy crop of volunteer barley emerging. Hopefully the CSFB wont spot it among the barley!
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    Autumn seed prices

    Even on a smallish tonnage (sub 15 ton) you can write of half a day minimum, with filling trailers, carrying away from the machine and then stashing away and clearing up. No problem with spring crops as plenty of time but other things to do this time of year.
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    Do any of you windrow combinable peas??

    Have seen old film of Charles Sharpe & co of Sleaford swathing peas with a reverse drive tractor I guess in the 60's.
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    Harvest 2019

    I thought there needed to be a minimum clearance. Had a neighbour who passed under low cables, and the power arced across to the combine and earthed through the straw dropping out the back (a bit damp) and caused a small fire. Power co put taller poles in.
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    Waste antifreeze

    In that case I would fill the sprayer up with water and spray it out on bare ground and not record it. Cant be any different than spraying spray washings out.
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    Waste antifreeze

    Thats what I used to do when I religiously changed it every 2 years as stated in op handbook. Talking to dealer mechanic (JD) apparantly they now don't bother as in their case, Cool-Guard, is good for a lot longer than that.
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    Waste antifreeze

    I think rather than paying for disposal, sprayer operators would pay something to you just to put in the sprayer over winter. Bugs me to pay good money for new antifreeze just to stop sprayer freezing up.
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    Harvest 2019

    And here. Sharp shower around 3.00pm meant we still had 2 acres of SB to cut but sun and wind meant finished at 7.00pm. Likewise bean stalks a bit green but pods showing signs of splitting so they are going to have to go on Monday!
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    Harvest 2019

    Barley that was 11.5% before Tuesday's storm now 19%. Wind will help to dry it - its a good job it is well matted, it should stop any falling heads from reaching the ground.
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    Harvest 2019

    Unfortunately (or not) until we get some loaded out there is no room in the barns for any kit. It will have to stay out in " the big shed".
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    Harvest 2019

    Glad we don't have to cross or drive down a major coast road (eg A17) this bank holiday weekend moving combines etc.
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    Harvest 2019

    I'd avoid Gravity! The name seems apt, as it is the only variety amongst Gleam and Kerrin that has fallen over.
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    Harvest 2019

    If Guy Smith reputedly farm the driest farm in UK, I think you must farm one of the wettest, or certainly the unluckiest, as you seem to get every shower that is going. Cheer up though its going to get hot and dry, even in East Yorks.
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    Harvest 2019

    Yes, and at the moment although that first batch has gone through (Water now standing in combine cleat marks) there is a massive cluster over Eire heading this way.
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    Harvest 2019

    Satellite pic not looking good for this afternoon. Wheat down to 16.5%ATM.
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    How old is youre dryer

    20 tons a day is probably enough this year in view of the hours you can combine in a day!
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    Harvest 2019

    Nearly 1.5inches today. Land also needed to drain now. Just been to Sleaford and fields flooded along Boston Road. Looks like next week now before considering going.
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    Your current weather.

    Rubbed sample 17.5% so its a go! Lunch times downpour has dried up.
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    Your current weather.

    If I can look at a satellite map showing a line of showers moving from Cheshire to Lincs and know that it will shower, why are the BBC still forecasting a dry and sunny day? It has just slung it down ruling any combining out today.
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    N.S.F. farm assurance

    Yes - keep getting emails from them regarding a feed back from a recent inspection. Not had an inspection for over 6 months now so a bit of confusion there!

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