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  1. Flintstone

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    Had 11mm a few days ago, but the crop response hasn’t been that much due to these constant frosts and cold winds. It’s a strange season. Spring barley that was drilled early March is just sitting there, not moving on.
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    C2 seed rates

    Tend to agree. Compared to other input costs, seed is comparatively cheap, and you only get one chance to use it each year. After drilling, weather often turns bad for long spells of time, slugs do what they do, and temperatures flit around all over the place. Having a decent robust young...
  3. Flintstone

    Which sprayers nozzles?

    I use blue FF’s and 120 litres at 2.5 bar for most stuff, and then when the breeze gets up a bit I use the lilac GA’s or Bubble Jets at 3 - 3.5 bar. Those two nozzles do everything I need between them.
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    Hey, it’s early January and it’s -5 degrees tonight, isn’t it about time for people to...

    ....get some early N on their backward crops. :ROFLMAO:
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    Winter linseed

    I planted mine on 25th August last summer, and 4th September the year before. It doesn't look any more forward this year than last year in the middle of winter, so I don't think you get much of a biomass advantage by going really early. Centurion Max did a good job on the BG where I have...
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    Subaru pick up wanted

    Subaru pick up sought. All conditions considered.
  7. Flintstone

    bps status 2020

    Yep. Paid overnight. First time I’ve had it on the 1st
  8. Flintstone

    Field record software

    Hi Camilla I used it successfully for three years, and helped Rob with various suggestions as he developed it. He then said he was stopping FieldMargin and that it wasn’t going to be supported any more, so I went elsewhere. It’s a shame because it was a great product that I’d have been very...
  9. Flintstone

    Wheat drilling 2020

    I used to get bored of hearing people talk about soil structure etc. I cynically thought it was just a way for Steve Townsend to sell drills back in the late 90’s. We struggled to get drilled up 10 years ago in a wet autumn when we had a Disc Cordone and a Horsche CO8. I decided there had to...
  10. Flintstone

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Ex-linseed ground finished now. Into ex-bean ground now. Should be wrapped up for the year by 10pm. Saki @ 190 kgs. I don’t want to sound like a zero-till fanboi, but there’s no way this block would have drilled the day after 110mm when I had a cultivator. Loving the Claydon still after six...
  11. Flintstone

    Wheat drilling 2020

    It’s linseed stubble, and I’m amazed how well it has drained 11cm of rain away. If this sun stays out I might even be able to roll it later
  12. Flintstone

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Well, despite 110 min at the weekend, it’s going in really well.
  13. Flintstone

    Here we we go again................

    Honestly, we have. Never seen anything like it.
  14. Flintstone

    Here we we go again................

    113 mm here in 48 hours
  15. Flintstone

    Getting concerned

    My September 2019 drilled wheats yielded far more than my November / December drilled ones, by about 2.5 tph. As a result, I had 510 acres to get in this autumn and as of last night I’ve done 479 acres. I did 8 days of 18 hours per day, and I’d do it again if I could rewind time. Call me a...
  16. Flintstone

    Winter linseed

    It fascinates me hoe people who have grown spring linseed (or have heard of people who have) assume that the winter version is the same. It couldn’t be more different. I had 190 acres this summer and it was cut mid July and was just as easy to cut as a crop of 13% wheat.
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    OSR - up and away?

    Having not heard much from the OSR growers, do we assume they managed to get it up and away this autumn? There’s normally a heap of photos here of cotyledons with holes in, but it’s all very quiet this year.
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    Wheat drilling 2020

    Well, the abstainers have got bigger testicles than me.
  19. Flintstone

    Winter linseed

    If it helps, I grew some for this harvest, and I had 4 hectares of spare seed so I drilled it into the headland of a field destined for fallow (partially to stop people driving all over it in the winter, which worked). You can see the far side of it is right next to a big piece of game cover...