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Simon Chiles

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Not very exciting TV rubbing a handful of beans out to test the moisture. Was all set up for the TV.

In all fairness this is probably the truth. I could see from the picture of the crop that it wasn’t quite there yet. Don’t forget it was filmed about a month ago.

PS Soya has a very high oil content so you would have to compensate for the moisture reading on most moisture meters and it would look wet even when it’s dry ( like crushed OSR ).
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
In all fairness this is probably the truth. I could see from the picture of the crop that it wasn’t quite there yet. Don’t forget it was filmed about a month ago.

PS Soya has a very high oil content so you would have to compensate for the moisture reading on most moisture meters and it would look wet even when it’s dry ( like crushed OSR ).

See my earlier post ;)
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
@Simon Chiles what are you managing to get your soya to yield now?
Grew it once in Cornwall when Robin Appel first pushed it and Edward Willmott was the leading light. Only managed about 10cwt/acre so gave it up as a bad job.
Guess David has picked up the pieces to add to what he did with Lupins.
Credit where credits due and that is that Robin Appel had some smart guys working for him in the late '80's and early '90's
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
@Simon Chiles what are you managing to get your soya to yield now?
Grew it once in Cornwall when Robin Appel first pushed it and Edward Willmott was the leading light. Only managed about 10cwt/acre so gave it up as a bad job.
Guess David has picked up the pieces to add to what he did with Lupins.
Credit where credits due and that is that Robin Appel had some smart guys working for him in the late '80's and early '90's

I haven’t grown Soya for a couple of years, not for any other reason other than it didn’t fit my rotation and I decided to streamline things a bit. 11 different crops is pushing it a bit so have cut back to six. As far as I know two of the latest varieties are major game changers with Siverka being the most promising. I think about a tonne per acre would be a normal average yield now.
 
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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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