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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    Well the barley I started this thread about still won’t get going. Establishment was good but I think because of the relative dry it lost its vigour whilst it starved of N. As it’s supposed to be malting barley I put 80kg/ha N on after drilling but that probably only got partly washed in over...
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    Can’t really like that. I have had some success with dd spring barley in the past al be it only 2 to 21/2t/ac.
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    Well, I’ve rolled it today, although rolling it was like rolling a concrete yard. I’ll apply some Mn and a concoction of other nutrition tomorrow or Wednesday and see what happens from there.
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    Thanks for all the sensible answers. As for the people saying plough it….why don’t you go waste your time doing that instead of wasting it on a dd forum thread. 😂
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    You would have boulders if you tried to plough this after xmas
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I’d rather stick pins in my eyes. I thought ploughing was for people that had nothing more exciting to do.
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    There’s plenty of soil contact. The seed is 30mm deep in soil with the straw residue on top.
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I can’t think of a more tedious job.
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    The establishment isn’t the issue though. It just won’t get going now. I was wondering whether I dare roll it or whether anyone has had any success using PGR’s to increase tillering.
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    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I’ve got a problem with some spring barley drilled with a 750 into spring wheat stubble on March 30th. The barley has no go in it, it’s all got spindly leaves and no tillers and despite an 85% establishment it still hasn’t covered between the rows after emerging about a month ago. I’m not sure...
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    selling up

    Well my farm is officially on the market now. Non farming family members want their money out for health reasons. I have two teenage lads but have deliberately not encouraged them to be interested in farming as I knew at some point this day would come.
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    Residuals fate after heavy rain.

    I would say that 6mm will do the pre em the world of good if the soil was dry. I wouldn’t be worried unless you got an inch on dry soil.
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    Trimble CFX 750 EZ Pilot Remote engage switch

    Not fixed. Just lay it on the floor to the right of the throttle pedal
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    Trimble CFX 750 EZ Pilot Remote engage switch

    I’ve made a foot switch for the EZ steer and CFX on both my combine and one tractor. Far easier than trying to push the button on the CFX
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    MF 6265 Sooty air filter

    Doesn’t really do any hard work. It’s a utility tractor now, does a bit of mowing, moves irrigator reels and pulls them out and does grain trailer work around the fields.
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    MF 6265 Sooty air filter

    Ok. Thanks for all the replies. I’ll take a look at the exhaust and remove the pipe for now.
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    MF 6265 Sooty air filter

    The engine air intake filter on my 2000 MF6265 is getting sooted up. I’ve replaced the filter for a new one and the same is happening. The exhaust isn’t smoking black and the engine seems to run ok until the other day when the air filter light came on and I had to blow the spot of it. What is...
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    Buying group recommendations?

    They haven’t covered themselves in glory over fertiliser purchasing this year at all. I was under the impression my early order would be honoured despite wanting late delivery. Someone didn’t know what they were talking about when they kept reassuring me, all was ok.
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    A question about JD 750 discs

    From what @Simon Chiles told me once, the majority of jd discs were between 48-52 Rockwell Boron steel. To get higher than 52 was difficult and not many manufacturers could do that. I presume that means the whole disc is the same hardness. Also new they are just over 18” diameter with an 18mm...
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    Openreach phone and broadband cables

    We have openreach/bt lines coming up our farm drive with the cable going through tree branches. There is an old ash tree, an old oak and a horse chestnut all at least 2 foot diameter trunks if not more and yet the last BT engineer told me that landowners would keep planting trees too close to...
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