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#1 ttab

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

Had a word with the farmer today and he said he will dropping the Barley next week and the rape in 2-3 weeks so time to get the decoys out. :yahoo: :yahoo:

#2 al4x

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

assuming it stops raining ..................

no where near here, rape hasn't been desicated yet, barley is slowly going but needs serious sun to dry it properly

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

I do a fair bit of shooting in North Kent and the crops there are nowhere near ready. The barley and wheat are still very green and the rape is, i think flat, is the best way to describe it - Hasn't got any legs this year.

Can't see my lot getting the tractors out any time soon.

#4 swiss.tony

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

they cut half a pea field at goole 2 days ago and got pea cutter stuck now thats not good shows how wet they are so they have pulled off there for min

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

gonna be august before anything is cut around us

#6 Cranfield

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

I saw a couple of rape fields being sprayed off this morning and I know of at least one barley field that will be harvested in the next 10 days, weather permitting.
Half of "my" vining peas have been harvested in the last week.
Most of the wheat looks a few weeks off at least, but the beans are on course (apparently).

#7 yickdaz

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

I saw a couple of rape fields being sprayed off this morning and I know of at least one barley field that will be harvested in the next 10 days, weather permitting.
Half of "my" vining peas have been harvested in the last week.
Most of the wheat looks a few weeks off at least, but the beans are on course (apparently).

think you might have had slightly better weather than us from uptnorth :lol:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

it seems to be the same all over the country, many crops are very behined due to all the rain. im hopeing this is good news for us all,harvest may be a longer process this year as farmers strugle to get at it, barly is the one to watch for me! fields seem to be falling at the blink of the eye

#9 mossy835

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

talking to one of the farmers today, this time last year he was cutting barley,he pulled me out the fielf because i got stuck,just been shooting pigeons on laid wheat,shot 18,

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

rape seed round here going furry yelllow and great clumps are flattened god help the farmers it aint looking good, stupidmarkets will ramp food prices up but a pound to a bucket of ferrets they wont pass dollar 1 onto the farmers :no: :no: :no:

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

speaking to a farmer today an he sprayed off some rape this week in hornsea east yorkshire. we are usually behind other county's :good: .

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

Spoke to one of my farmers today.

Cows back inside winter regime as ground so wet. This time last year he had finished combining barley. He can't even get into the field at the moment - so I guess I'll be shooting some more pigeons there over the weekend :blush:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

rape seed round here going furry yelllow and great clumps are flattened god help the farmers it aint looking good, stupidmarkets will ramp food prices up but a pound to a bucket of ferrets they wont pass dollar 1 onto the farmers :no: :no: :no:


Very good point.

We pigeon shooters are all happy to find a field of laid barley or wheat or rape and those fields certainly do provide excellent sport. Spare a few thoughts however for the farmers whose annual income is lying out in the fields reducing in value by the day.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

spoke to the farmer where i shoot and he is starting in 2 weeks which is fine by me...have not had many oppotunitys to get out so far this year as the misses has me running around all over the place getting ready for our wedding this sep...so a few more weeks and im ready to put down the organiser and pick up the gun :D :D :D

#15 Gav912

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:15 PM

Started on our first field this afternoon, I should start baling the straw tomorrow so soon see how many feathered rats we have about then.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

just been out one farm i shoot, and 2 fields of barley have been done today seen farmer and out tomorrow,baleing on thursday,

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

one barley field was cut yesterday afternoon pigeons on it this afternoon
drove past another standing barley field this morning, drove past again teatime it was cut and birds going in on it

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

Started on our first field this afternoon, I should start baling the straw tomorrow so soon see how many feathered rats we have about then.

Feathered rats?!!
I wouldn't put a great bird such a pigeon in the same class as a disease ridden rodent.

#19 pigeonslayer15

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:57 AM

Finally started to cut the rape yesterday so cant wait to get out!

#20 Nelly T

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

Rape cut here, had 45 off the first field in a few hours while the combine was still working the field.




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