Has it started again ?

Not many @Scholsey but if it comes dry or frosty we can do some through the winter.

Occasionally I’ll be called to sample some ground if their OSR is failing. If it’s really low pH we can get on it if the ground isn’t too tender. It gives the plants we run on a bit of a headache but will pull a crop round , the benefit of the lime outweighing the damage caused.

But we haven’t had a decent winter at the job for 10 years. It’s all just wet and modgy (brilliant word from @Gadget !!) these days.
 

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
U have drag plough out Andy your ground looks like it combi any weather. Gd is a September game
GD here last year up to end Nov, its the increasing wet areas that's a concern. Even areas I've moved are underwater, looks like I'll have to try a mole, but grounds not really flat enough to make me think that will work. Next doors ploughed stuff has water as well
 

Badshot

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Location
Kent
GD here last year up to end Nov, its the increasing wet areas that's a concern. Even areas I've moved are underwater, looks like I'll have to try a mole, but grounds not really flat enough to make me think that will work. Next doors ploughed stuff has water as well
It'll be like snot compared to untouched stubbles.
 

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Last November we drilled on ploughed land with an MF30 following a power Harrow. Yielded a good average in the end and would have been even better without ear blight. It looked pretty shocking as heavy rain followed drilling and looked thin in early spring but came good in the end. We didn’t venture into the really heavy stuff and I’m glad we didn’t but light to medium land was well worth attempting.
 

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
All planned winter drilling done though it’s only 85 acres and would be more if previous problems with OSR failure and wet winter hadn’t messed up the rotation. Opportunistic winter drilling after beet is starting to look dicey as we just can’t get the beet collected and the field cleared.
 

Renaultman

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Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
Last October we had a weekend that was called the wettest ever in October . It did for some barley headlands that’d been rolled and a reason I haven’t gone mad with the roller on winter cereals this year
I haven't rolled anything since the middle of September apart from winter beans and 1 field of late wheat that I subsoiled after cultivation and hopefully that will help stop it dying of 'death by roller'
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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