He said... and he would know after a nuffield study.... that it was just too unsafe and couldn't be controlled or used reliably.
I visited America on a Camgrain trip once and saw Kernza wheat that was very impressive but not ready for market...
I use Robydome systems on 10kt of storage. Its very good and just what i wanted from a system that does nearly everything but still requires me to visit monthly over winter just to check all is as it should be.
All wireless now which is essential for vermin issues.
a few might but not enough to keep large factories going. Didn't PX farms drop a massive tonnage this year?
I think the haulage issues this year will just put more off (if beet sits roadside for many weeks) and even £30/t isn't going to be enough. There will be many like me with another year...
Its going to be a nightmare and every lorry on beet is less on other haulage that is also struggling.
I think that beet lifted in October is usually ok sat on the roadside for many weeks unless there are extremes of weather... I hope!
I've always established mine with a disc drill but I find it difficult to use the drill during harvest with the workload. I did suspect a straw harrow might be a bit hit and miss, especially seed not covered in the first place!
Sugar beet harvest has started and already the warning signs are there.
im not sure BS are ready for it, rates are just not enough and factories will seriously struggle. Another nail in the coffin for beet!
I had a real problem with this last year and now worried about it again. I think the dry September weather is more of an issue than the ZT/DD system.
We did rake behind winter barley which worked well because it was early and got the weather. This will now be winter wheat.
I have had to change...
Thats pretty controversial. Ergot is known to make pigs abort, would you really want a low level in nationwide bread mills.
What is frustrating is that every lorry load of wheat this year will have at least one bit of ergot within... its down to the sampling process as to what's found on the...
This is actually the strategy I have settled on after a few years and discussion with Bill Basford.
Stirrers on for a day and then dry. Stir again if needed but it does take a lot of patience in our 4m stores to wait for the drying front to rise.
I have actually dried in store from 28% and the...
do Kalfos / fibrephos type products fall under this ban on autum spreading? “Organic manures are made from one or more animal, plant or human sources.”
Presumably they do. Even the power stations will find themselves backed up with product?
Yes that's true but there must be a given figure (in a controlled trials environment) where 1 Unit/KG of N is equal to a yield figure? That figure then has to be better than the margin/wheat price until the crops yield tapers off or falls over?
Its too simplistic though isn't it? Just because the wheat price rises doesn't mean we can justify increasing N use. What I really want is a tool showing the value of 1kg of N in yield. There must be a calculator?