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Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:17 pm
by CN211276
Clouded over this afternoon with a few spots of rain. Was scorching earlier.

Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am
by karatestu
Well the latest storm is here.No farming will get done today. Crops are all late this year, normally most cereals would have been harvested by now. Field after field still standing. What an awful year for agriculture. An an awful year for everybody else but for different reasons.

Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:02 pm
by savvypaul
karatestu wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am
Well the latest storm is here.No farming will get done today. Crops are all late this year, normally most cereals would have been harvested by now. Field after field still standing. What an awful year for agriculture. An an awful year for everybody else but for different reasons.
BBC are announcing 'worst wheat harvest in 40 years '.

Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:07 pm
by Fretless
I'm in an area where a lot of apples are grown. Much of the fruit has literally been burnt off the trees in the recent heatwave.

The maize seems to be doing alright, though.

Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:23 am
by karatestu
Yes crop yields are suffering. Depending on the world harvest, the only saving grace when yields are down is the price goes up due to supply and demand.

Some farmers are having to spray their cereals because the grain in the ear is starting to sprout ! After applying round up you have to wait two weeks before the combined harvester can be sent in. If it stops bloody raining that is. There is going to be a huge rush to get it all in and then cultivate the fields for sowing next year's crop.

Some may have to get grain dried for storage which is costly. If it is above a certain moisture content when harvested then it starts to heat up in the pile and goes off (ruined).

A proper farmer's whinge for you there :lol: Good job I have other business interests as well

Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:00 am
by karatestu
More ffing rain today. At this rate the contractors will be putting tracks on the combined harvester. You might not know but farmers can get in to trouble if they try to travel on ground that is too wet and the soil structure is damaged (and they get found out). But then why would you want to damage your own soil when it's health is fundamental to everything to do with agriculture.

Big brother is always watching :roll:

Re: Bloody weather

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:52 am
by Lindsayt
savvypaul wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:02 pm
karatestu wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am
Well the latest storm is here.No farming will get done today. Crops are all late this year, normally most cereals would have been harvested by now. Field after field still standing. What an awful year for agriculture. An an awful year for everybody else but for different reasons.
BBC are announcing 'worst wheat harvest in 40 years '.
We've had plague, we're about to have famine. War next?

Maybe David Hathaway was right, maybe Armageddon will happen before he dies...

Or maybe :hbs: :-?