The British Pound

Martin Holden

Member
Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
I had a brilliant agronomist and we got on well. Just one thing annoyed me about him.
What size can - 5 lts
Application rate - 1.2 lts/ha
Projected yield - 10 tonnes/ha
How much water 100lts/ha

Oh, what does it cost...
£30/ACRE
Fantastic. It’s the same with KM’s Now I know the difference but I can’t get the picture of a km in my head
 
The thing is, I have a foot on the end of each leg, 3 feet is a yard etc. If I want to be really accurate I have a thumb, bend it over, from the bend to the end,1 inch, simple, always worked for me.
This newfangled metric metre, centimetre garbage, I haven’t got a convenient bit of anatomy that fits but it is easy to work out with a calculator when I’ve converted the feet and inches to metres in my head.
Progress, eh!!
 

arcobob

Member
Location
Norfolk
The thing is, I have a foot on the end of each leg, 3 feet is a yard etc. If I want to be really accurate I have a thumb, bend it over, from the bend to the end,1 inch, simple, always worked for me.
This newfangled metric metre, centimetre garbage, I haven’t got a convenient bit of anatomy that fits but it is easy to work out with a calculator when I’ve converted the feet and inches to metres in my head.
Progress, eh!!
From the tip of your fingers to your elbow is a cubit. Noah used this when he built his ark and it is now considered to be 18" in new money or about 450mm if you have gone foreign.
 
50 years ago tomorrow the UK went European stopped 'old money' and went decimal.

The old British Pound was made up of 20 shillings, each of which was made up of 12 pence, a total of 240 pence
Now, thanks to Brexit, you can go back to that far simpler way of life👍

decimalisation was not introduced due to the eu but because of computerisation
at that time teaching changed it methods chanting table and learning by rote


in those days wheat was sold in tons

1 shilling a hundedweight was £1 a tonne worked really well

my father learnt decimalisation at school in 1948 so it was not that new in 1972

£1 is still £1
 

Muck Spreader

Member
Location
Limousin
decimalisation was not introduced due to the eu but because of computerisation
at that time teaching changed it methods chanting table and learning by rote


in those days wheat was sold in tons

1 shilling a hundedweight was £1 a tonne worked really well

my father learnt decimalisation at school in 1948 so it was not that new in 1972

£1 is still £1
The UK became decimalised as part of adopting the French SI Système international (d'unités) methods of measurement used by most of the world with the exception of the US.
 

Lazy Sod

Member
Location
Warminster
Wat annoys me is when people say "one pence". Ffs, pence is plural, what they should say is "one penny". Another thing is that people say "two pence" and "three pence". Technically correct of course but It was always pronounced " tuppence" and "thruppence".
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Wat annoys me is when people say "one pence". Ffs, pence is plural, what they should say is "one penny". Another thing is that people say "two pence" and "three pence". Technically correct of course but It was always pronounced " tuppence" and "thruppence".

I don’t know if your allowed to make that post...
Starting with the “word”, “Wat”
😏
 

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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