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  1. Phil P

    Alternative N production methods.

    So, it’s another wet weekend (I’m bored 😂) and another thread got me thinking about N production especially with the current high (extortionate) prices! I got wondering why we don’t just extract N from water which would kill two birds with one stone, given it seen as nitrate levels are a major...
  2. Phil P

    Do we sometimes forget how lucky we are!

    So, had the day off today with the kids and Mrs which can be a rarity at this time of year but nothing else ready to combine yet. Anyway decided to just go for a walk round the farm as it’s actually stopped raining and gets the kids out the house and away from the tele! As I was walking along I...
  3. Phil P

    Best way of Mixing/blending seed.

    I’ve got some cover crop seed I want to mix and blend together and wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks for getting a good even mix easily? Don’t really fancy doing in the telehandler bucket with a shovel 🤦🏻‍♂️ One of those concrete mixers for the telehandler would be ideal but I’ve not...
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    Short discs cover crop drill project.

    So I’ve got a little bit of time on my hands while I’m waiting for the last field of winter barley to come ready so thought I’d start a project I’ve been wanting to have a go at for a while. Past few years I’ve been establishing cover crops with the combine just scratching the surface with the...
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    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
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    Black & White Multiutility loader

    Anyone heard anything of them good or bad or running one? https://www.bwmachineryuk.com/ Mate has a horse yard and is looking to upgrade his old Sanderson, these actually don’t look a bad machine for the money but my thinking is backup/reliability could be an issue? Any thoughts welcome Thanks
  7. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
  8. Phil P

    Claas Lexion concave removal?

    Had something go through the combine at the end of last season, not done major damage but has broken a couple of wires and bent a bar on the concave so it needs to come out. Just wondering if anyone has taken one out before? It’s a (560TT), I’ve got the front section out but I’ve been told I...
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    John Deere 4600 screen fault

    Anyone else had and trouble with the background on there jd screen? It’s almost like it’s losing the liquid out of it or the glue is coming of! Screen is still working fine at the moment and the touch is working fine but thought I’d see if anyone else has had any problems before I contact the...
  10. Phil P

    Winter wheat T1 2021

    Ok, what are your plans for T1? Back in April when it was looking like another drought I was thinking keep it cheap! However we’ve now had A LOT of rain and 90% of the wheats are looking like they have some good potential. So, my and my agronomist thoughts are to go with a more robust T1 His...
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    National Trust destroys decades-old Bassenthwaite grassland

    Oops 🤦🏻‍♂️, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-56844360
  12. Phil P

    A bit on extra on the side 😗

    I’m looking at putting up a grain store, Ok, so not what you where thinking this thread was about sorry 🙄😂. Anyway the size I want to do will put us slightly over the permitted development threshold of 1000m2. Only by a mere 80m2 🤦‍♂️ but this would mean a full planning application so the...
  13. Phil P

    Slow start to the year

    Anyone else feel like crops are only moving slow this year? Done get me wrong stuff is growing but the soil temperature just doesn’t seem to be getting up and every day is overcast! Been comparing temperatures to last year and it’s definitely been a cooler start to the year. And the growing...
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    John Deere WIFI dongle?

    Has anyone found a compatible WIFI dongle for wireless data transfer? I got a price from JD a while back and it was silly money just for a dongle when you can get universal ones for under £20! Thanks.
  15. Phil P

    Fert spreader depreciation, price to swap.

    I know we all love a good “which spreader” thread but I’m wondering what people’s thoughts are on an acceptable price would be to swap? Ignoring brand I’ve had a price to trade my 2017 fert spreader for a new 2020 machine but much a bigger model. I know it’s not like for like swap but the...
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    New lockdown rateable business grant scheme?

    So new lockdown until at least February by the sounds of it! In the first full lockdown there was a 10k grant scheme for rateable businesses, anyone know if there will be another during this lockdown?
  17. Phil P

    What did you build over Christmas 2020

    Seemed to be quite a popular thread last Christmas so thought I’d do one again, see what everyone’s building 😬. Unfortunately no technic this year🙄 (as yet @Steevo 😉) So first project this year is going to be - Progress is slightly on the slow side at the moment but that could be down to...
  18. Phil P

    #Tractorslitup

    Well this makes a nice change from bad farming press! A big Well done to @agricontract for organising and raising over £25k for charity.
  19. Phil P

    New Road Drain

    Ok, so the council want to replace road drain/grid opposite the end of our drive. The one that is already there has never run for years as it has been cut off or block somewhere under a barn conversion opposite us that was done some time ago! Now, they want to run it into a piped brook that runs...
  20. Phil P

    You have to laugh!

    So, my dad got a call from the the police last night! Apparently they’d had reports of a planned illegal rave in some of our woodland and gone to investigate. Anyway a picture speaks a thousand words🤦‍♂️😂 Walk of shame 😂 Of course there was no raving found, apart from from my old man 😂
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