Drilling anyone?

kevindb880

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Location
Herts
Just north of Hertford, We managed to get 20 acres in last week but nothing since and now it’s really wet!
Anyone else got anything in the ground?
 

benny6910

Member
Nothing in the ground here in North Yorkshire, 40mm over the weekend and 15mm on Monday night. 2 dry days forcast now and rain again Friday so who knows when we’ll be starting
 

z.man

Member
Location
central scotland
Going in central Scotland , not perfect but has been worse often, time running short up here on clay though next substantial rain will stop play
 

HarryB97

Member
does grass seed through a slug pelleter count? :ROFLMAO: usually use a rapid and cross drill but not happening this year...
 

E_B

Member
Location
Norfolk
Any reason you wouldn’t put wheat in after grass .
This is the first year trying it. Want to strip till into the ley, we have tried wheat before but on the clay fields we struggled with adequate seed to soil contact with the coulter peeling too much turf away from the seed. With the slim bean coulter you get a better finish. Also more time to make sure the grass is dead with a follow up spray before the beans come through.

Also part of the thinking is that after a 2 year ley, if there are any pests in the soil then beans will be less affected. Also wanted a take all break after the ley.
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
Is that batter boards and harrow? Looks quite ridged? Though I appreciate that it can just be cosmetic/look worse in the photos.......
Yes. That's as low as we dared go with the boards. Any more pressure and it bulldozed. The corrugation effect shows up after it has been rolled & has settled down.
 

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138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

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138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

Written by AHDB

In this special issue of the Potatoes Podcast we will discuss the impact of Coronavirus on the Potato Markets. A fresh update on how Covid-19 has resulted in an increased demand on the retail market, while the chipping market has suffered the hardest hit. The uncertainty of the current situation will force businesses to...
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