Had 11mm a few days ago, but the crop response hasn’t been that much due to these constant frosts and cold winds. It’s a strange season.
Spring barley that was drilled early March is just sitting there, not moving on.
Tend to agree.
Compared to other input costs, seed is comparatively cheap, and you only get one chance to use it each year. After drilling, weather often turns bad for long spells of time, slugs do what they do, and temperatures flit around all over the place. Having a decent robust young...
I use blue FF’s and 120 litres at 2.5 bar for most stuff, and then when the breeze gets up a bit I use the lilac GA’s or Bubble Jets at 3 - 3.5 bar.
Those two nozzles do everything I need between them.
I planted mine on 25th August last summer, and 4th September the year before. It doesn't look any more forward this year than last year in the middle of winter, so I don't think you get much of a biomass advantage by going really early.
Centurion Max did a good job on the BG where I have...
I used it successfully for three years, and helped Rob with various suggestions as he developed it. He then said he was stopping FieldMargin and that it wasn’t going to be supported any more, so I went elsewhere.
It’s a shame because it was a great product that I’d have been very...
I used to get bored of hearing people talk about soil structure etc. I cynically thought it was just a way for Steve Townsend to sell drills back in the late 90’s.
We struggled to get drilled up 10 years ago in a wet autumn when we had a Disc Cordone and a Horsche CO8. I decided there had to...
Ex-linseed ground finished now.
Into ex-bean ground now. Should be wrapped up for the year by 10pm.
Saki @ 190 kgs.
I don’t want to sound like a zero-till fanboi, but there’s no way this block would have drilled the day after 110mm when I had a cultivator.
Loving the Claydon still after six...
My September 2019 drilled wheats yielded far more than my November / December drilled ones, by about 2.5 tph.
As a result, I had 510 acres to get in this autumn and as of last night I’ve done 479 acres. I did 8 days of 18 hours per day, and I’d do it again if I could rewind time. Call me a...
It fascinates me hoe people who have grown spring linseed (or have heard of people who have) assume that the winter version is the same.
It couldn’t be more different.
I had 190 acres this summer and it was cut mid July and was just as easy to cut as a crop of 13% wheat.
Having not heard much from the OSR growers, do we assume they managed to get it up and away this autumn?
There’s normally a heap of photos here of cotyledons with holes in, but it’s all very quiet this year.
If it helps, I grew some for this harvest, and I had 4 hectares of spare seed so I drilled it into the headland of a field destined for fallow (partially to stop people driving all over it in the winter, which worked).
You can see the far side of it is right next to a big piece of game cover...