Maize 2022

25ac Prospect in and rolled this afternoon. There's still some moisture there but it's pretty fluffy.
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O'Reilly

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Daughter having her time now, both kids working ground in the same field gives a warm feeling of satisfaction

Maize was drilled 4th June and did ok, drilled with vaaderstaad demo drill, later harvested and not as dry as I'd like, if drilled at usual time it would have been similar to other

Is anyone rolling seeds in?

It's pretty dry
We did. 14mm in April I'm told, and 1.5mm today. You may have more rain down there though. Certainly unlikely to cap.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I’ve used rubber Demi John bungs from a home brew shop. That’s the easiest you just have to trim them a little to fit. Vaderstad do a replacement cover to the distribution head with perforated metal covering the pipes, it works well but not with the standard pipe arrangement so you have to spend some time moving a few of the pipes.

I wouldn’t reduce the airflow so the seed doesn’t bunch in the pipes

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Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I’ve gone back to a precision drill. I prefer putting some N in with the drill especially if it’s dry. Also the drill comes with a driver so I don’t have to do it, means I can keep my spraying and other tractoring up together.

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I’ve gone back to a precision drill. I prefer putting some N in with the drill especially if it’s dry. Also the drill comes with a driver so I don’t have to do it, means I can keep my spraying and other tractoring up together.

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At one time I had a customer who was paying a contractor £14/acre for maize drilling, he showed me the invoice. If the driver is skilled I can't see how any farmer can really do it for that.
 

Martyn

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Location
South west
At one time I had a customer who was paying a contractor £14/acre for maize drilling, he showed me the invoice. If the driver is skilled I can't see how any farmer can really do it for that.
We were looking at £23-25 for pharrow + similar again for drilling, if I can can do one pass with our vaderstad Im looking at £12 acre.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
At one time I had a customer who was paying a contractor £14/acre for maize drilling, he showed me the invoice. If the driver is skilled I can't see how any farmer can really do it for that.

I wouldn’t disagree I’ll be paying more than that this year. It’s the clash with T1 that was frustrating for me. Now my contractor has a drill that isn’t fussy and will handle 26 0 0 37. I don’t think I will be going back.

But it does work doing it yourself with a modified cereal drill

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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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