It’s too dry!

jerseycowsman

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Livestock Farmer
Location
cornwall
There, someone had to say it! Tin hat on, but we’ve only had 3” of rain in each of January February and march, should of had 5. And had less than an inch in April so far! This is Cornwall by the way.
I know we’ll get to may and like last year the heavens will open etc!
Is there any rain on the horizon?
 

Shutesy

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Arable Farmer



Bit late to the party :D
 

jerseycowsman

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
cornwall
Reasonable rain here
Good temps last week, could have watched grass grow as it went from 2 inches to 3 😁
It's stopped now with frosts at night and cold east winds.

All in all it's fine, but I generally find myself saying that in these weather threads.
Yes, the east wind has returned, I don’t think south westerly is the prevailing direction anymore!
 

Lakes Nash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South lakes
Lake District update!! there has been mizzle, odd shower for 20 mins, but rivers are all low, streams drying up, ground going hard and a bloody cold easterly wind, so chain harrows and Roller are parked up!
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I was in Nebraska yesterday to pickup a pair of tracks. 18 degrees and dry. A few were drilling maize but most were waiting for some rain as it’s too dry to germinate, 8 hour drive north back home and I can only see water in every field. 60-80mm still to come this weekend. Should be drilling by now but with this rain and places still under snow we are at least 3 weeks away from doing anything. Getting a bit stressed
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
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It's the Planets alineing.
 

onthehoof

Member
Location
Cambs
There, someone had to say it! Tin hat on, but we’ve only had 3” of rain in each of January February and march, should of had 5. And had less than an inch in April so far! This is Cornwall by the way.
I know we’ll get to may and like last year the heavens will open etc!
Is there any rain on the horizon?
And that's 3 times as much as we've had
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
26mm rain for April so far here and nothing forecast until May 2nd (if it comes then!).

Winds need to fvck off - the place is dry but soil still has moisture, for now. When there is actual heat, the grass moves - but too cold in mornings and too much Easterlies are just pulling the job back. Same story as last year, but we aren't as bad.... yet!!
 

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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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