This is so true, long dark nights and miserable weather always effect my mental wellbeing.
For me November is the worse, just after the clocks go back!
With harvest or other busy times, you focus your mind on the job. But when its over, you are in danger of collapsing in a big heap that leads...
I agree, that certain areas are going to need the flatlift, to sort out any compaction that might hinder the small seeds establishing fully.
I too, planned to bale the straw, but I am aware that the baling contractors may also add to the compaction.
"If" there is sufficient moisture in the seedbed, would drilling with a tine drill (with the tines lifted well up, so they are scratching the surface) and relying on the covering harrows to do the rest, be an option? Following up with the rolls.
As previously stated, I am following mainly spring barley, so little time after combining.
We've had reasonably good success, spinning on rape in the past. But, I am concerned about how far a broadcaster will spread the mix.
I normally rely on contractors for my drilling and normally have a selection to choose from depending on the crop and the time of year.
I have a tine drill as back up.
Some drills are unavailable due to combining duties, although I have a strip-till guy who has been busy drilling stubble turnips...
I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest.
I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn.
Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
I've been busy fertilizer spreading for the last two days, putting on the final dose of nitrogen.
The electric actuator on the left-hand side decided to stick open. Because we were busy, I decided to disconnect both electric actuators and tighten the aperture arms, so that the spreader reverted...
Is it worse than last year?
In my case, Yes.
Last year I had no winter cereals drilled, so had a lot of standing water to depress me, but no crops to write off!
This year, I have even more standing water, particularly on the fields that I have drilled.
So the upshot is, more water, more expense.
I am sorry to hear that.
@upnortheast has some helpful tips, that I can only reiterate.
I have had our set-up for a few days now and I am still blown away!
I keep running a speed test, just to give me a warm, happy feeling, after struggling with 0.5 to 3.5 mbs for so long! Yesterday, I reached...
Wow! Just effing wow!
TP-Link router arrived today (next day Prime delivery), as did EE sim only card.
I put the sim card in the router, powered it up and connected to my computer and Wow!
54 mbs Download and 42 mbs Upload.
Usually get 5 mbs Download and 0.8 mbs Upload with landline.
But due to...
Can I use any mobile sim card in a LTE router, to provide broadband with a mobile signal?
For example, we get a great EE signal from the mast, only 450 m away. Could I use a Virgin sim or a Plusnet Mobile sim, as they both piggyback the EE network?