Drilling anyone?

kevindb880

Member
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
Arable Farmer
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
 

HarryB97

Member
Mixed Farmer
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
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Beans into grass. Going to get it done tomorrow, won't get any drier now.
 

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
NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
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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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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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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