Selling neeps / swedes

hoyboy

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Hi folks, we've managed to get a pile of neeps lifted. Neighbor wanting to buy some off us and I'm wondering what the going rate is for them?
 

hoyboy

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hoyboy

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Grown on the flat, 20 inch rows. Field plowed 7 inches deep. One pass with a 4m power harrow which was bought for £800. Sown with a 12 row planter which cost me £1100. 5 cwt/acre of boronated fert. One spray of pre emergence weed killer. A cheap enough crop to grow compared to barley, that pile in the photo is from only 3 or 4 acre we've lifted so far.
 
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Ceredigion
Grown on the flat, 20 inch rows. Field plowed 7 inches deep. One pass with a 4m power harrow which was bought for £800. Sown with a 12 row planter which cost me £1100. 5 cwt/acre of boronated fert. One spray of pre emergence weed killer. A cheap enough crop to grow compared to barley, that pile in the photo is from only 3 or 4 acre we've lifted so far.
That's just what I did , the mountains of Swedes I had in the yard
 

Happy

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Location
Scotland
Grown on the flat, 20 inch rows. Field plowed 7 inches deep. One pass with a 4m power harrow which was bought for £800. Sown with a 12 row planter which cost me £1100. 5 cwt/acre of boronated fert. One spray of pre emergence weed killer. A cheap enough crop to grow compared to barley, that pile in the photo is from only 3 or 4 acre we've lifted so far.
Are there any decent weed sprays left?
Persevered with them after Treflan went using Butisan but once that went found it a very expensive and not too successful exercise with Soringbok.
 
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What kind of harvester did you use
Grown on the flat, 20 inch rows. Field plowed 7 inches deep. One pass with a 4m power harrow which was bought for £800. Sown with a 12 row planter which cost me £1100. 5 cwt/acre of boronated fert. One spray of pre emergence weed killer. A cheap enough crop to grow compared to barley, that pile in the photo is from only 3 or 4 acre we've lifted so far.
 

hoyboy

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What kind of harvester did you use
An old single row tanker beet lifter. It's a bit of a slow process but only a one man job. I have an old Grimme tattie harvester too, plan to convert it to lift neeps but I don't know how successful it will be at getting them up without scooping up a lot of stones. We're growing about 40 acre but most of it is grazed off behind electric wire.
 

hoyboy

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Are there any decent weed sprays left?
Persevered with them after Treflan went using Butisan but once that went found it a very expensive and not too successful exercise with Soringbok.
We're using Springbock. It works ok if you get it on in the right weather conditions. You're right, Treflan was by far the best thing for the job. We also go through with an inter row hoe when you can still get down the rows without damaging the plants too much.
 

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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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