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  1. #1
    Badshot
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    Started the wheat

    Cut my way up a headland of solstice to save taking the header off, but it's no where near fit yet, can still cut the grain in half with my thumb and it's not because it's just wet it's still green. Got to be 10 days away from being fit, and it's where my rape is going so there will be no stale seedbeds.
    Got to the cordiale and it was 19.5% so packed up, wondering when it's going to get lower but it's barely fit either with green straw still, which is carrying a fair bit out the back with it.
    Looks better in the tank than I thought it would and there seemed to be a bit there.

    What a year.......maybe those late fungicides weren't such a good idea after all, still it will give me time to hedge cut etc round the rape fields.

  2. #2
    Seat Right Back
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    Re: Started the wheat

    blinkin wheat



    still got 95% of rape and 100% of barley to cut yet

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    hesstondriver
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    Re: Started the wheat

    40 acres done last week !! straw still a bit green i understand

  4. #4
    possumbility
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Badshot View Post
    Cut my way up a headland of solstice to save taking the header off, but it's no where near fit yet, can still cut the grain in half with my thumb and it's not because it's just wet it's still green. Got to be 10 days away from being fit, and it's where my rape is going so there will be no stale seedbeds.
    Got to the cordiale and it was 19.5% so packed up, wondering when it's going to get lower but it's barely fit either with green straw still, which is carrying a fair bit out the back with it.
    Looks better in the tank than I thought it would and there seemed to be a bit there.

    What a year.......maybe those late fungicides weren't such a good idea after all, still it will give me time to hedge cut etc round the rape fields.
    Isn't the requirement "Hedgecutting only allowed outside the breeding season (march 1st to August 31st) except for safety reasons" part of Cross Compliance or is it just ELS?

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    czechmate
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    Quote Originally Posted by possumbility View Post
    Isn't the requirement "Hedgecutting only allowed outside the breeding season (march 1st to August 31st) except for safety reasons" part of Cross Compliance or is it just ELS?

    1st of August is the begining of hedge cutting

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    Badshot
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by possumbility View Post
    Isn't the requirement "Hedgecutting only allowed outside the breeding season (march 1st to August 31st) except for safety reasons" part of Cross Compliance or is it just ELS?
    ELS is later now and for that reason none of my arable fields are entered with hedges or ditches. How they think you can leave all the hedges till September I'll never know, it means either leaving the outside of the fields till then for cultivating or running on top of cultivated ground and then redoing it. Idiots, they must have lost loads of that option.

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    JohnDeere8530
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    Re: Started the wheat

    cut 75% of cordialle, 2t/ha down on average, but just about got the quality although specific weight was a hair's width under 76. However this was taken from a wet sample though.

    All Gallant and XI19 still not 100% fit. Need 10.5 fine days !

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    barleymow
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Sampled a field of Gallant yesterday was 18.5 % so nearly ready

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    MrNoo
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by barleymow View Post
    Sampled a field of Gallant yesterday was 18.5 % so nearly ready
    Reading some of these posts, I feel like i`m living in a different country to you lot!!! Am sure half of you are farming in Spain!

  10. #10
    si-mate
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Saw someone having a nibble at some wheat on my way home today. Sure they must have got rained off a couple of hours later.

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    honest john
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNoo View Post
    Reading some of these posts, I feel like i`m living in a different country to you lot!!! Am sure half of you are farming in Spain!
    Me to not even ready for roundup quite.

  12. #12
    yellow belly
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    Re: Started the wheat

    will be 2 weeks before oakley is near ready here

  13. #13
    dirty harry
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    Wink Re: Started the wheat

    Thought 8530 only grew solstice and gallant as per earlier posts?

    Perhaps found some cordiale in back of a field somewhere like the sheds?........!

    Still if you did 16ton/ ha or whatever it was last year I suppose it's still yielding ok?

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    Jim Bullock
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDeere8530 View Post
    cut 75% of cordialle, 2t/ha down on average, but just about got the quality although specific weight was a hair's width under 76. However this was taken from a wet sample though.

    All Gallant and XI19 still not 100% fit. Need 10.5 fine days !
    Not wishing you to give us your identity but could you give us an idea of where you farm? Obviously nowhere in the south-west as few have even finished their winter barley as yet...and as for OSR...

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    czechmate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bullock View Post
    Not wishing you to give us your identity but could you give us an idea of where you farm? Obviously nowhere in the south-west as few have even finished their winter barley as yet...and as for OSR...

    No where near liecs either. No wb done hear, never mind wheat...

  16. #16
    jfdi
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Alot of the big boys are into wheat, saw a couple cutting today, god bless camgrain

  17. #17
    Badshot
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Just to show I really have tried it, this was today's attempt.

    Must have done at least 15yards before it started:lolk: Moisture was 19% before the rain, god knows what it was after.

    I'm wondering if we are going to get into trouble for too many snails in the tank after seeing this lot on the cutter bar today.
    Maybe squashed snail is adding to the moisture content, might also boost the protein too:lolk:

  18. #18
    JohnDeere8530
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Tried 20 ha of early sown gallant yesterday afternoon

    Results

    74.1kg ha. 14% protein 215 hagberg. Around 10tha

    Not as good as was expecting but not a disaster as makes a mid spec grade I would of thought

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    Steevo
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDeere8530 View Post
    Tried 20 ha of early sown gallant yesterday afternoon

    Results

    74.1kg ha. 14% protein 215 hagberg. Around 10tha

    Not as good as was expecting but not a disaster as makes a mid spec grade I would of thought
    How do you get analysis results back so fast?

  20. #20
    Col the Ox
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Seat Right Back View Post
    blinkin wheat



    still got 95% of rape and 100% of barley to cut yet

    That's assuming your combine is not up to its axles!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. #21
    crooky
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Steevo View Post
    How do you get analysis results back so fast?
    Haven't you heard, he's a magician.

    Just like that.

  22. #22
    JohnDeere8530
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Steevo View Post
    How do you get analysis results back so fast?
    Gleadell sampler out yesterday in the area, gave it to them "hot" off the combine and rang for results around dinner time today.. Simples!

  23. #23
    Pheasant_plucker
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    Re: Started the wheat

    In to the Gallant.

    Combine meter saying 11 .5 t/ha. Moisture 14.5
    Tests back 13.1 protein, 78 kg, 300 hag. Things going well.

    Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


    O heck it's the alarm, time to get up.

    It must have been a dream.
    Oh well back to reality..

  24. #24
    essexpeasant
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Plucker

    you made more progress than I did what with ruddy Keira Knightley insisting on getting in the cab with me.

    EP

  25. #25
    tomtomtom
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDeere8530 View Post
    Tried 20 ha of early sown gallant yesterday afternoon

    Results

    74.1kg ha. 14% protein 215 hagberg. Around 10tha

    Not as good as was expecting but not a disaster as makes a mid spec grade I would of thought
    Thats alot better than any other early wheats i heard of

  26. #26
    Clive
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDeere8530 View Post
    Tried 20 ha of early sown gallant yesterday afternoon

    Results

    74.1kg ha. 14% protein 215 hagberg. Around 10tha

    Not as good as was expecting but not a disaster as makes a mid spec grade I would of thought
    you have the best farm in the UK

    where is it ?

  27. #27
    Clive
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDeere8530 View Post
    Gleadell sampler out yesterday in the area, gave it to them "hot" off the combine and rang for results around dinner time today.. Simples!
    And a merchant on call with lab just waiting for your wheat

  28. #28
    Clive
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Clive View Post
    you have the best farm in the UK

    where is it ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive View Post
    And a merchant on call with lab just waiting for your wheat
    BTW - i'm not at all jealous

  29. #29
    JohnDeere8530
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    Re: Started the wheat

    right on south coast..... wouldnt say those results are over impressive though for the first harvested wheat (Gallant 20ha), as things can only get worse. Talking to Gleadell lab Warminster way, they have had 8 samples in of wheat so far and quality was hugely variable on hageberg and specific weight front, anything from 400 down to 150 on former and 80 to 61 on latter

    However as said in an earlier post the Cordialle (12.5ha) I harvested a week or so ago on neighbouring farm quality was good (Hagberg & protein) apart from slightly light on specific weight, but yield was down compared to normal for that field

  30. #30
    CORK
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    Re: Started the wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by essexpeasant View Post
    Plucker

    you made more progress than I did what with ruddy Keira Knightley insisting on getting in the cab with me.

    EP
    Depends what you define as "progress" - any day or dream that Ms. Knightley climbs up the steps to the New Holland Hilton is a good one in my book!


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