Recent content by Cordiale

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    State of your crops?

    Pleased to hear that. Ours was late drilled end of Nov early Dec so was probably at a vulnerable stage when we had some heavy rainfall. Apart from a bit of ear disease it has looked good all the way through, not had any particular septoria problems. We have got it pencilled in for next year...
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    Autumn manure banned

    How can any one justify putting sludge to land fill, when we are supposed to be farming more sustainably? Let alone the environmental problems with leaching etc. A far better use would be to line up the rule makers and politicians and coat them liberally with it!
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    Biostimulant Seed Treatments

    I have been told that applying elemental sulphur will lower the ph and thus make locked up phosphate more readily available and also negate the need to apply any sulphur based nitrogen fertilisers.
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    Biostimulant Seed Treatments

    Sorry, with the covid I thought you meant a demo from a previous season. Please post the results when you get them.
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    Revystar Experience

    I have a friend who ended up doing exactly the same!
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    Biostimulant Seed Treatments

    Did you ever get the yield results of treated versus untreated?
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    Hail storms

    I very rarely watch country file. I started to feel it was anti farming.
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    Winter Barley yields 2021

    Did Charlie tell you that?
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    State of your crops?

    Yes leaves are pretty clean, it's the ears where the problem is, I am estimating up to 15% of grain sites affected. Had a robust 4 spray fungicide programme, I thought the timing was pretty good. Obviously not spot on,or there is an ear disease weakness. Skyscraper with the same regime has only...
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    Winter Barley yields 2021

    Dream on!!!
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    State of your crops?

    Have any of you guys with Saki noticed a lot of ear disease? Looked at ours today and what looked very promising a fortnight ago, has now had the gloss removed.
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    Keeping parallel to your Neighbour

    You are right about farmer judges, most of them haven't got a clue. I'm sure there are a few exceptions though.
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    Canopy on winter oats cut off temperature?

    Be careful canopy can damage oats!!!
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    Twisted awns winter barley

    I don't remember that being reported in the press. The breeder obviously wanted it kept quiet!
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    Red Tractor - Mass Balance

    Farmers should have stuck together at the start and not joined. But the 'Movers and Shakers' of the day thought they were going to get a premium for assured grain, unfortunately it was non assured that was discounted. As for the traceability argument, grain has always been traceable otherwise...