Further to the above, when we came to harvest that crop in early October, we had finished all the other winter drilling. So we had every engine'd farm vehicle we owned in a 62 acre and on 40 acre field at the same time:In North Suffolk in 1986, I drilled all my Spring Beans a few days after the Chernobyl nuclear power station blew up, which was 26th April.
We were advised to stay indoors to avoid the radio-active cloud over the UK a few days later. We were desperate to drill the crops, so just carried on. This must have been the very end of April/early May. The weather itself was lovely and sunny, by then, but there were still a few wet hole patches to avoid.
Harvested one of the best Spring Beans crops I have ever grown, in Early October.
Maybe that radiation helped?
Unlikely to happen again.
..............................oh, wait a minute!!
1,117 hp in total in one field at the same time on the same day. Add in the
60 hp farm Land-rover and the petrol engine driving the Cole drill-filler/chaser bin, being
5 hp, Now totalling
All running on red diesel at about 70p/gallon (16p/litre) ......Unlikely to happen again.
In some farms these days that might only be to machines for that hp figure.All running on red diesel at about 70p/gallon (16p/litre) ......
........now there's something that's unlikely to happen again
Probably right.In some farms these days that might only be to machines for that hp figure.
Thsts more like the tax on diesel nowadays than the full price
If a warm and moist spring then wait for soil temp to increase before drilling and they will fly... if it will be a cold and dry or hot and dry spring then wait, about 12 months and reassess...