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    Winter beans pre em

    Managed to get a field of beans in the ground yesterday. Not pretty, but better than nothing. We normally wait 2-3 weeks before doing pre-em and glyphosate on beans, which would be propyzamide & nirvana. I'm sceptical though that the Nirvana will provide much of a benefit at the end of November...
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    Situation Vacant Sprayer Operator in Cambs

    We are a progressively run 900ha farm just south of Cambridge, specialising in no-till and conservation agriculture. More information on the farm can be found on our website, www.thriplow-farms.co.uk We are looking for a tractor driver who will be the main sprayer operator but will also be...
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    Foam filling tyres

    I’d like to get some of our drill tyres foam filled, but the local place wants £75 each, which for 12 tyres becomes quite pricey. Is it possible to DIY?
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    Anyone interested in these?

    Having a clear out - anyone like the look of any of this? The old stuff is not worth much I don't think?
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    Situation Vacant Skilled Sprayer Operator, Cambridge

    We are looking for a forward-looking, enthusiastic new member of staff to work in our small team on a 900ha farm. The main job will be as a sprayer operator, but all other aspects of the farm will be part of the job, such as combine driving & drilling. It's preferable, but not essential to have...
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    Water: Other - 9000L bowser

    Water: Other - 9000L bowser Category: Water Manufacturer: Other Price: £4000 Condition: Used Description: Air brakes, good tyres, water trough on the back so it can be used for livestock in cover crops etc. Images: See the full size images for this listing on the classifieds by clicking...
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    Situation Vacant Sprayer Operator in South Cambridgeshire

    We are a progressively run 900ha farm just south of Cambridge, specialising in no-till and conservation agriculture. More information on the farm can be found on our website, www.thriplow-farms.co.uk We are looking for a tractor driver who will be the main sprayer operator but will also be...
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    Sewage in a DD system

    Would really like to get some sewage sludge into our farm, but I don't really know where it can fit in logistically. I can't apply to cover crops (CS scheme), presumably it can't go on with wheat in the autumn, pre spring drilling is dodgy as I suspect there is some soil damage from the...
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    Industrial unit cost

    i was speaking to an agent today about a unit we are applying to build. It’s about 18x25m, fairly standard construction apart from a few extra doors. Will be insulated, needs electricity, plumbing etc. May need new concrete base too. He said build cost would be £1300-1400 per m2. That’s crazy...
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    Fibrophos and slugs

    We seem to be seeing this year that fibrophos has nailed our slugs. I’ve never heard this mentioned as a possible effect before, has anyone else seen it?
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    Farming to the edge of a wood

    I know we have to leave 2m from the centre of a hedge, but what’s the rule at the edge of a wood? I’ve asked my normal adviser and he isn’t sure
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    Cereal rye

    Is there such a thing as conventional rye, or is it all hybrid now?
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    Magic shrinking belts

    This is a new one for me. We have a McConnell topper (it's sh!t, but that's another story). Last year I changed all 5 belts that driver the flail with a matched set of new ones. They fit on perfectly, and the tensioner worked etc. This morning, the tensioner spring snapped, which turns out to...
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    Combine Harvester and Accessories: CLAAS - 760TT

    Combine Harvester and Accessories: CLAAS - 760TT Category: Combine Harvester and Accessories Manufacturer: CLAAS Price: £119000 Condition: Used Description: 2011 Claas 760TT combine with Vario 1050 header. This combine has 1563 total hours, 1241 of them are working hours. It has been...
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    EFAs for this year

    I'm sorry but I'm going to look like a real simpleton here, as I don't have a clue about EFAs. We have been growing plenty of peas & beans for years, and so when EFAs came in, I never had to think about them as we were already covered. Now the legumes have been disqualified, I don't know what's...
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    Wheat after oats

    I thought our wheat after oats looked quite good this year, until the spring. Then it started looking looking rough. We are now harvesting the fields, after winter oats we got 6.5t/ha, and it's looking similar on the spring oats. The HLW is way down in the mid 60s, about 10kg less than the...
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    Aphids in peas

    Is there a threshold for treatment?
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    Class Q prior approval

    I've finally had a response back from our planners to a pre-app advice I asked for last year, and they are fairly happy with my plans for a class Q conversion. Now, I don't know if I'm just being stupid, but I can't see how to proceed from here? I can see how to submit a planning application on...
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    Real Real Results

    http://thriplow-farms.co.uk/2017/04/24/real-real-results/
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    Agricultural traffic & planning

    I seem to remember being told ages ago that agricultural traffic (i.e. tractor movements) is not considered for planning, it's only the commercial aspect which is, like grain lorries. Is that true?
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