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  1. Flintstone

    Second wheat questions

    I’ve got some second wheat questions: 1. Are there any varieties that are best suited to being a second wheat? 2. Is Latitude needed when a second wheat is drilled as late as January? 3. what kind of seed rates should be used for second wheat drilled in Dec/Jan? I would normally be at around...
  2. Flintstone

    Simpers Trade Counter

    Just to say, if anyone is needing new nozzles etc for the Spring, I can highly recommend calling Neil, at Simpers Trade Counter. I called yesterday, and within an hour of ringing, my nozzles were packed up and on their way. I’ve never met Neil, and this is not advertising. Just a bit of...
  3. Flintstone

    Suggestions please

    I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe. if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend? Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please). 215 hp. Good trash capabilities. At least...
  4. Flintstone

    Hey, it’s early January and it’s -5 degrees tonight, isn’t it about time for people to...

    ....get some early N on their backward crops. :ROFLMAO:
  5. Flintstone

    Subaru pick up wanted

    Subaru pick up sought. All conditions considered.
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    OSR - up and away?

    Having not heard much from the OSR growers, do we assume they managed to get it up and away this autumn? There’s normally a heap of photos here of cotyledons with holes in, but it’s all very quiet this year.
  7. Flintstone

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Go on, someone must have started...
  8. Flintstone

    WW feed varieties for 2021 harvest

    Interested to hear views on good options for wheat varieties for 2021. I grow wheat for feed, and like to focus on: 1. Good inbuilt disease strength. 2. Good tillering (helps fill the Claydon gaps). 3. Wide sowing calendar window. I grew Extase this year, and it did "ok" (may have been the...
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    Cheap 4x4 suggestions

    I’m needing a cheap old 4x4 to use around the farm for taking diesel about and collecting parts etc. It can be really scruffy but would need an MOT so I can take it on the road occasionally. It would probably spend 6 months of the year doing nothing, so only looking to spend around £750...
  10. Flintstone

    Searching for Galebreaker style mesh material

    I want to make my own mesh doors for a building and I don’t know what the term is for that material which is a mesh that’s see-through, but can be ratcheted tight. Any ideas?
  11. Flintstone

    Rape N conundrum

    In the areas of the rape where the CSFB hit it hard, and the plants are small and pathetic, is the last dose of N worth bothering with? Those areas will be lucky to yield much, but I can’t work out whether those plants will respond to N, or if it’s just a waste.
  12. Flintstone

    Ford 3000 wanted

    Looking for a good runner that doesn’t need to be mint, just sound.
  13. Flintstone

    2019 online claim system

    Does anyone know when the online system will have our fields pre-populated? I tried yesterday and they weren’t there and the RPA said they ‘hoped it would be soon’.
  14. Flintstone

    Oilseed rape plans

    I’m interested in people’s sumner rape establishment plans, given the issues so many are having these days with establishment, ongoing CSFB and larvae issues, the high growing costs, dwindling yields, and the pathetic final commodity price. What are your WOSR planting plans for this summer...
  15. Flintstone

    Spring barley first N application question

    I normally drill my SB mid to late March, and I normally put around 60 kgs of N on the seedbed which it laps up as it pings through the ground. This year I’ll be drilled up by this afternoon and bearing in mind it’s a month earlier, and with cooler soils etc than I normally drill into, I’m...
  16. Flintstone

    Hypro nozzle booklet online link

    I’ve just opened my Hypro nozzle chart weblink before the spraying season to remind me of pressures, speeds and rates, and it’s become a dead weblink. Planning some liquid N on my OSR and can’t recall which of my nozzles is best for 350 litres at 2 bar and 10k. I’ve Googled extensively but...
  17. Flintstone

    Ring rolls leading harrow

    I don't suppose anyone has a lead for where I can buy (or get made) a set of lightweight leading harrows for a set of Twose 8.2 metre ring rolls?
  18. Flintstone

    Short term tractor hire

    To save making a load of calls to dealers, what kind of monthly cost would I expect to be charged to hire a 120 hp tractor for rolling for a month?
  19. Flintstone

    Last wheat N

    140 kgs to date, with last dollop of 100 kgs about two weeks ago. Crop not looking massively hungry, although thirsty in places. When would most people apply the last 100 kgs? At flag leaf, or a set number of weeks after N2? I never really know.
  20. Flintstone

    Fertiliser spreader / broadcaster: Stocks - FanJet

    Fertiliser spreader / broadcaster: Stocks - FanJet Category: Fertiliser spreader / broadcaster Manufacturer: Stocks Price: £750 Condition: Ex demonstration Description: Stocks FanJet pelleter. Unused. This is the model for mounting on cultivation equipment between 2 and 12 metres wide...
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