Bean seeding depth.

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Arable Farmer
Fen Edge
Winter beans. What’s ideal depth ? 4inches? I guess main issues are crows and pre-em. Have ploughed or claydoned in previously so been well buried. Pre-ems obviously quite strong, pdm, kerb and some clomazone potentially.


Mixed Farmer
I drilled mine with a claydon at 4-5 inches and left unrolled from the 17th October and was glad they went in that depth as it rained and couldn’t get pre em on which included roundup until 4th November and I was only just in time as they were very close to emerging.


Arable Farmer
A right mix here, used an old cultivator drill and most of them went in circa 3-4" deep but there were quite a few at 2", got Pre emms on day ofter drilling, just poking through now, rooks have been a bit of an issue but not bad, a few dead ones left about seems to deter them.
The rest on heavy ground I spun on and ploughed (only just) and some I managed to run over with the powerharrow and one field was too heavy/wet so just did the tramlines. Dont expect to see them up till Christmas as circa 6' deep on some pretty snotty clay if they come at all.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...