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  1. Barley straw for sale (priced to clear)

    I have 150 quad bales of barley straw for sale (approx 1/3 of a ton each). Barn stored 2013 harvest. Good condition though the sides will be a bit damp (open sided barn). Price is 10 a bale as I...
  2. Re: Worst Winter weather since 1963 ????

    The forecasters don't know whats going to happen tomorrow....

    In October the papers were predicting record low temperatures in November...
  3. Re: How the bluddy ell am i gonna get this moving??!!

    Sorry for the delayed reply, I've been ploughing. Ploughing with a straight plough at last.

    I finally got them moving and all i needed was a second pair of hands. I got someone to continuously...
  4. Re: How the bluddy ell am i gonna get this moving??!!

    Thanks for the input.

    I've welded a nut as so...

    http://s18.postimg.org/wujxqffy1/20141022_095600.jpg

    Just need to heat it properly now.
    I don't have access to oxy-acetylene and don't...
  5. How the bluddy ell am i gonna get this moving??!!

    As title says, any suggestions...

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  6. Re: Drying grain with aeriation spears?

    Are the penalty's of selling wheat at 16% more than the coast of drying? Those fans use a lot of 'leccy and unless the humidity outside is 55-65% its not going to dry anytime fast, even with a heater.
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    Re: Welding a bubble cab

    I've been welding sheet metal to a land rover chassis (very thin) using an inverter arc and it can be done. Looks a bit messy but is certainly strong. Use a small rod (2mm) no thicker than the sheet...
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    Jimny Mule

    Hi

    I needed something to pull the slug pelleter. It needed to be light so i could get on the fields when they were wet, so i though of a Quad bike. Ive had 2 before and they were both stolen,...
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    Re: My home made direct drill

    Hi
    Basically, It hasn't worked very well.

    Firstly, the seed went in too deep and struggled to emerge. Then the slugs had a go. I've pelleted it 3 times (1.5% at 5kg/ha) but without burying any...
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    Re: My home made direct drill

    Haha. When it first went in the ground i thought 'i bet that'll plant beans well'.

    It's still a bit of a work in progress. I just drilled 10ha to see how it'll work. I'm going to move the wheels...
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    My home made direct drill

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsiQLDpf-_M

    What do you think?

    Dont laugh. I know its a bit crude (especially the weights) but i'll give it a good paint job when and if the crop's looking good.
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    Wheat row spacing

    Hi

    Just finished drilling my wheat here, everything was going well with good seedbeds and weather, until i started on my second wheats. The ground was min tilled using a simba DTX and came up very...
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    Re: Outside stack of straw

    Herts Beds border, near Luton.

    Caught up with my drilling a bit so will make some phone calls this week if its gonna be wet and try and shift the pesky things.

    I did my best with the combining....
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    Outside stack of straw

    Hi Internet

    I've decided to bale my barley straw for the first time ever this year and i hoped i could get some advice on here...

    It yielded quite a bit higher than i thought, (5.5 tons a ha),...
  15. Re: Radio 2 aaargghh, Radio 1 aaargghh, Magic aargghh - what the hell is there out th

    The music on radio 1 is dyer at best, the dj's are ok, but i agree that greg james is a nob...

    If you can get it, XFM play good music, moden and classic rock and indi, no dance rubbish or american...
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    Re: Towing Licence

    I did mine a couple of years ago. I would definetly recommend doing a course (mine was two days) before the test. The test is the same as the normal driving test, only with a trailer and a bit off...
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    Re: PA4s, slug pelleting ticket.

    No chance of grandfather rights, i'm 24, and my PA1 and 2 wasn't enough when i showed him.
    Its very easy to be dishonest during the inspection. When he asks to see my knapsack sprayer, i say i don't...
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    PA4s, slug pelleting ticket.

    Hi Internet

    I've just had my farm assurance inspection and got in trouble for not having a PA4 ticket to allow me to apply slug pellets.
    I normally get away with it because i haven't spread them...
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    Re: OSR Desiccation help

    Thanks.
    Very useful post.
    I'll go and get some pod stick tomorrow and make my best guess on timing.

    Only got the standard header on TX68+, but am hoping to upgrade next year to something shiny....
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    Re: OSR Desiccation help

    DK Camelot.
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    Re: OSR Desiccation help

    Yes. I think I may have some stress/late nights coming my way. Next years rape is following s barley which probably won't be cut until September. Going to be quite hard to drill in August.
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    Re: OSR Desiccation help

    Just went and had a walk with the dogs. So frustrating. Some pods look ripe and ready to shred, some look nice with black seeds ready for spraying and some look green, and that's just on one plant!...
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    Re: OSR Desiccation help

    I'm combining direct.

    I've got a good, trusted agronomist but he hasn't mentioned pod stick at all. Do you think it is necessary?
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    OSR Desiccation help

    Hi Internet

    I'm growing 66 ha of winter Oil Seed Rape for the first time, I've never had anything to do with it before so its all new to me but i'm happy with the way its growing (apart from a...
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    Re: CTF + Straw Baling

    Good luck getting contractors to stick to tramlines with a loader, i have a hard enough job getting the corn cart driver to stick to them...
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