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jd and plough
This is andrew gibsons jd and kv plough ploughing at our farm
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oops its not stuck, put it in wrong section, its a power house!
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why do you bungle your photographs this way with that "logo"
maybe it's an idea to construct a real logo and give him a fixed place ??
that will be a lot finer

and by the way sorry for my bad english
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why is that logo so big, still a little bigger and it covers the whole picture
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Nice pic James :-).

His logo isnt as bad as these HUGE banners some of you fellows find it necessary to put under every post you make!
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James, is that a 6810?
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I have seen this pic before it was under "telescopic handlers" i think?
maybey you should take a little more time and make nice logo to put in corner of picture, and less time making rubish posts about fords:-\
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James, why are they ploughing a field that looks like it has already been worked? Seems like a bit of overkill to me.
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looks like he's ploughing the headlands of a dry field to me, not overkill just ploughing the headlands into the hedge, looks like his last run :-)
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I dont know Stuart.

At first I thought it may have been a field of grazed off stubble turnips, but I thought it was strange that he is working directly across the other direction of work...dont know.
Maybe James can enlighten us???
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TC, You comment about ploughing the field thats already been worked. That is quite common to see in the UK. Before fuel prices went up, I also worked the land before ploughing. Today I do not have time, nor wish to waste the extra fuel it would use.
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JCB, I think I heard it called "recreational tillage" in an English publication once by soil expert Dick Godwin or Gordon Spoor.

Dont get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the plough, where a paddock (field) is coming out of a grass ley, if it is heavier soil or if you are trying to bury trash.

However discs & tyned implements can also do a good job, especially in lighter soils. I have noticed the trend towards minimum till (min till) in Englsih farming publications & even looking at some pics from Germany, where alot of stubble tilling is done (tynes & / or tne/disc combinations).

I guess that fine line between saving money (less fuel, less passes over the field) & still not compromising on the seedbed (fine enough for the type of seed being planted & not too rough, minimising slug problems) has to be negotiated doesnt it?
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TC, the Lemken 8 furrow semi mount plough I use, covers over 3.5 m / pass. I can get the job done quickly. I think many use the min-till equipment for speed. On the ''My farm, a story in pictures and words'' thread I will post another picture and explain further.
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Thanks JCB :-)

Yes, I guess you guys only have a limited amount of days to get your crops off then get another crop back into the ground.

Here min till & direct drilling is more of a moisture or soil conservation tool; light sandy soils mouldboarded & power harrowed are extremely suscpetible to wind erosion, so we try to direct drill them or minimum till them, to keep some trash on the surface (especially important when growing small seeded, slow emerging, susceptible crops like poppies & onions).
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There is a lot of sandy land around me that suffers from blowing. I am lucky that on my farm, that there is only about 4 acres suceptible to wind erosion.

Farmers who grow beet on sand round here, often plant beet directly onto the ploughing, keeping the surface a bit rough....it helps to reduce soil blow.
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We have played around a bit with cover crops in sandy soils, on poppies & onions. You plant a cereal such as oats at the same time as the poppies or onions (broadcast on & the drill incorporates it),

This emerges alot faster than the poppy or onion seedlings, so provides cover. Later on, it is easily taken out with a grass herbicide such as Fusilade or Verdict.
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theres another field behind this one, this was ploughed first, the end rig left till the other field was ploughed and drilled then the end rig was ploughed and drilled, this avoided tramping over the end rig to the other field, its called using ur head!
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