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  1. Wigeon

    Today at work

    Nice bit of sunshine, though sadly not enough to go drilling. Managed to get on the land to top some charlock in an organic ley though. Other than charlock the clovers are looking well for post harvest establishment:
  2. Wigeon

    Get your pheasants off my land!

    I once took a call from someone a mile or so away, who was frightened to go out if their house, or get out of the car, because whenever they did so they were set upon by an aggressive cock. I didn't really know what to say. (Sorry...) True story though.
  3. Wigeon

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Yup, bit stony up there. At least they are main round, which isn't the case everywhere!
  4. Wigeon

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Project all hands to the pump got 170ha done in the last couple of days. Some serious power farming with the sunshine tractor doing a cracking job of leveling and covering after the little aitchison:
  5. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Oh yes, I dont mess around here. Knocked off 100ha before lunch, had a nap, then finished the job in time for some crumpets. Bit busy to take pictures mind.... (In truth, one run up and back on the closest field then home. Sadly no crumpet).
  6. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    So I had a little go today. Dry humping as it were, no seed involved. Anyway, apparently a modern cultipress on heavy ground followed by 6 inches of rain leaves it a bit tight for them to do much, I concluded. Excellent for collecting hedge mustard though I found. Hunt for the triple k is...
  7. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Dunno, but this one has two eyes on it, and looks like it takes two of the ordinary non wheeled whipple trees, giving 18ft of harrows. Or it would give 18 ft if I could find a matching set!
  8. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Well I had a rummage and found this: Look, it's even got a grease nipple :D Isobus too by the look of it.
  9. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Drag narrows as in zig zags, or chain? Thanks
  10. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Pretty much guaranteed. That said, this is also a kind of reverse mechanical rain dance. If I dont do it we'll never drill. If I do do it, you can all thank me for next week's perfect conditions!
  11. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Thanks for all the replies. I fear a ph is not a runner though, and besides I dont have one, or access to one. Have an ancient fixed tine job that I might have a play with, but likely springs are the way ahead. As usual the chances are that by the time I've finished b*ggering about the land...
  12. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Indeed. Have 200 ponies on 710s but that's not going near the soil for the foreseeable.
  13. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Many thanks. Strong wheat land- clay with flints. Or flints with clay in places.
  14. Wigeon

    Broadcast and harrow help...

    Not got the seed fiddle out yet, but not far off... Anyway, can anyone tell me about how th old boys used to do it? This is onto worked heavy ground that's had a press. Assuming they had access to a wagtail, what would they have covered the seed with? Prime mover will be 36hp kubota on...
  15. Wigeon

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Not drilled a seed yet. Bit concerned. On the upside I did hear that the local distributors were getting orders for round up, to be applied post emergence to some early drilled crops....
  16. Wigeon

    A Novice and his Aitchison Grassfarmer.

    Not done a great deal yet tbh, only a bit of messing around with cover crops to get the hang of it. I'm not sure though that this patience will be rewarded though after this weekend's deluge... not drilled a seed of winter corn yet, and I've rarely seen it this wet, even last year. Might be...
  17. Wigeon

    When to roll new grass& clover ley

    Not grown grass before, but got some in amongst the August storms. Too wet to roll at the time, and it's now up and doing nicely on the whole. Inclination is to roll it either cambridge ( or flat if time) now, but dont want to damage clovers etc. What is best practice on this? Seed beds...
  18. Wigeon

    Linseed straw

    No risk at all. Vanishes to small pile of ash in minutes too.
  19. Wigeon

    Linseed straw

    Agreed, seems criminal. However, pretty sure you won't get it through the CO. I couldn't. No market round here either
  20. Wigeon

    Linseed straw

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