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    Bombproof old bus to pull 6 furrows.

    Not going to get a JD without doubling the budget, to many 'collectors' about. Case Magnum or an MF8200 series could be got on budget and will handle 6 furrows.
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    Wheat drilling 2020

    If you are true no Tilling, then there's perhaps a two week delay in the crop getting going, so its perhaps no difference from a conventional start in October.
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    Wheat drilling 2020

    BYDV Take-All Lodging Septoria Rusts Black-grass 6 reasons I won't be starting till October at the earliest. It's not 1995 anymore, we have no seed treatment for BYDV, pyrethroids don't work, flat crops are not fun, CTL is no more, Expoxiconazoles final year, Yellow Rust varietal resistance...
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    Stubble cultivator?

    Shakerator.
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    Stubble cultivator?

    Depends on the amount of trash and the drill that will be following. You cannot go far wrong with a short disc.
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    Stubble cultivator?

    https://www.farmads.co.uk/farmad/37450/
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    Stubble cultivator?

    150hp to move it around the yard! Looks like you'd need a Quadtrak to make it sing!
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    Stubble cultivator?

    It's either a tine, levelling discs and packer or a short disc and packer. I'd recommend a Horsch Terrano 3FX.
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    Harvest/Yields 2020

    I've cut the Spring Barley first for the last few years, used to leave it till last as it was lower yielding and value than WW, but as many have found its suffers so many losses if left fit in the field with bad weather. Bulldozing and stones were just part of harvest, cutting S Barley in early...
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    Farming from March to September Only

    Whether you've got twenty sheep or two hundred you have to be on alert the whole time. I agree that low labour sheep is rubbish, we did have tack sheep here for a year or two, never again they were rarely look at, we ended up getting them in ourselves and treating the lame ones as the owner was...
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    Farming from March to September Only

    Sounds like a plan @DrWazzock keep things simple, mixed farming with a diverse rotation sounds great but it doesn't pay the bills, at least not without economies of scale in all areas. Here the only paying crop is first Wheat, spring Barley would be my second choice however. Cover crop or...
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    Harvest/Yields 2020

    And for the record in 2019 where the old muck heap was, my WW yielded 25 t/ha, I was going to keep that to myself, but thought the world would be a better place if I shared my success of having an area of land with incredible productive potential, sorry I meant I'm really really clever.
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    Harvest/Yields 2020

    I'm glad he didn't keep this most recent triumph to himself.
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    This is why the U.K. cant compete

    I would think crops will be growing in the UK long after that land has been abandoned, completely unsustainable. Read Schumachers' Small is beautiful if you don't understand, nature should be treated as a finite resource (capital) and not just as an input cost. You can learn as much from that...
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    Spring Barley regrowth

    Put roundup on the Planet here 7 days ago, first time I've desiccated a crop in ten years I think, the tramlines were completely green and lots of small green tillers, the rest of the crop was thereabouts fit. Hopefully start cutting it next week. If you really must cut, then put in a bin with...
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    wildlife offers

    Yes had to download Adobe DC in the end to compress the pdf files. Saying that if accepted I think I'll be happy to do the options and hopefully will benefit the environment, wildlife and the Farm.
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    wildlife offers

    I have a Scheduled monument, hence could not consider Wildlife offers until this year and had lots of features to map on the FER, so the application for options was ok, it was all the ancillary rubbish that accompanies it. Didn't help the DEFRA email inbox refused to accept large attachments to...
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    wildlife offers

    Submitted my Wildlife offer yesterday, I very nearly put it in the bin as I've done to a previous Mid Tier application.
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    Arable offer online application

    Thank you, that makes sense (y)
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    Arable offer online application

    Just the Options Map to finish this morning... For rotational options e.g. AB15 do I just mark on the map where the option will be in Year 1? or do I also mark where it will be in Year 3?

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