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    Late Nitrogen for protein and lodging

    I have some tallish wheat which probably has a lodging risk if we were to get a windy storm early July (despite strong pgr- v fertile ground) It probably wants more soluble N to achieve milling spec. I don’t have facilities for foliar treatment….my question is do I risk increasing biomass /...
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    £200/t wheat ...

    Buys you less than £140/t wheat 2 years ago .... Official inflation 2.8% Discuss
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    % winter cropping complete poll

    Simple poll , as I don’t believe certain surveys !
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    Can anyone explain this

    Oats coming in last night at 13% moisture oats tested this morning 19% no rain just overnight humidity thanks !
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    Ergot standards and the EU

    https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/crop-management/disease-management/how-to-prepare-for-ergot-limits-in-cereals-for-harvest-2021 Not disputing the rationale for reducing the tolerances , & obviously we will export some grain , .....but why is zero mention made of the tiny detail that we are no...
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    Paying agronomist by yield results !

    Any thoughts on this ! https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/crop-management/how-farmers-can-benefit-from-new-way-of-paying-agronomists
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    Applying lime with muck/ compost

    If you got the lime mixed with your muck, and an even spread, are there any advantages or disadvantages to doing this other than less accuracy, and doing 2 jobs with 1 pass? TIA
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    Hormone herbicides and frost

    Spring wheat - still some broadleaf areas to do Arylex and mcpa type products Am I best waiting until the frosts pass towards end of the week, or ok to crack on ? thoughts please
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    Manganese deficiencies worse than usual ?

    Has anyone noticed worse than usual mn deficiencies in crops coming into spring ? Especially in the concrete like soils
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    Uk wheat crop prediction 2020

    My guess is 7million tonnes
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    Airports re open

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52293061 For pickers ...
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    Budget prediction 2020

    What will be targeted ?
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    Main drain running full bore

    Out of interest , is it possible to put the suction hose of a pump into a main drain that is running pull bore, to move the water downstream quicker and give gravity a bit of help ?
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    Drainage trench width

    Hi if a drain trench was bucket width, instead of a trencher, standard depth, with the additional bedding gravel underneath and by the side of the pipe to support , would it draw more groundwater because of this increased volume ?
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    Linseed straw yield

    What would be a modest straw yield from a decent linseed crop per acre please ?
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    Synthetic vitamin b12 contains cyanide

    Animal based doesn’t Discuss !
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    Despite the rain ...

    and no t3 in some situations .... There seem virtually no ear diseases .... Too early ?
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    Spring crop fungicide plans

    I haven’t yet applied anything as crops are spotless. Would it be stupid to leave it this way? Spring oats I would happily leave , planet barley I think I’ve always had some sort of response to a 2 spray- but crop is at paintbrush and clean as a whistle. Thinking light touch CTL plus low dose...
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    Rigging a batch biomass boiler for steam

    not for turbine/ generation but for steam processing instead of hot water at 90c, steam at 105c....possible?
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    Atlantis or redrill!

    poor residual performance Little to no rain given Warm soil , 1 leaf BG.... Could it work .....?
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