So who has started drilling ?

EddieB

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Staffs
Not got any seed yet. May start towards the end of next week, weather and seed depending. My best yields this harvest came from crops drilled in the third week of September.
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
We haven’t started but thinking same as you.... heavy land... haven’t got sown up in the autumn and had to resort to spring barley. Intend drilling as soon as poss from now on
If your land is clean I would be getting it in. Must confess I already have some in, over year seed that didn't test particularly well, will give me time to redrill, if I have to. Won't drill anything else until 2nd half of this month though
 

AndrewB

Member
Location
Kincardineshire
Winter oats all drilled
W barley 70% done, waiting on seed now.
30 ac of w wheat drilled 10 days ago from overwintered seed. Waiting on rest of wheat seed, all osr stubble ploughed and ready to go.
been a great spell of weather, NE Scotland.
Lots of farms waiting on seed delivery’s locally.
 

thorpe

Member
seed cleaners here today all the wheat ready to go . barley seed been in the shed a week. wont drill anything for a fortnight gee its dry here need a drop of rain to get the grass weeds going.will prepare the ground ready to buzz over with the horsh! did the same the last 2 years and ended up in the ship will i ever learn ? it used to work.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I've 75ac ready but won't be drilled for a month or more. 35ac of grass that won't turn over yet. Will change plough, power Harrow drill in October. Otherwise will plough beans in. 57ac osr is crossing it's fingers for rain on Thursday. Grass reseed looking unlikely to go in, so will be ploughed and levelled and them drilled in spring.
 

Gedd

Member
Last field sown can put this away for 11 months now
 

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35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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