Stopping growing group 1 here.Zyatt 1st wheat yielded less than gleam 2nd.
ive got home saved Siskin that yielded as usual very well and always finds a home with a few quid over feed.Siskin is just a farmers friend , robust agronomically and as long as it has a decent pgr it’s a good bomb proof...
So if you rent your land and wheat is the driver other than diversified enterprises what do you do with the land in your opinion knowing that OSR is at best a bad gamble and barley doesn’t produce 9 out of 10 years a margin better than fallow? To boot the dreaded grass weeds as well?
So if it’s left as stubble and then sprayed in mid May for bg do you all think that would work as an entry for wheat as a simple system?
I thinking ows -wheat
Easy to budget and guaranteed rather than OSR and barley
Hopefully takes pressure off ageing machinery and fluctuations in inputs
has anyone used this option in css for an alternative to OSR or winter barley?
The payment is reasonable and takes away the volatility of the 2 crops mentioned.
Any thoughts pros and cons?
I understand reading this that farmers think rents may drop?
But what is the plans immediately and short and long term?
personally I’m thinking stewardship in the immediate and follow the schemes as they /if appear long term
FBT land will be judged accordingly and given back I’m afraid and...
It’s a constant thought and concern for me and must be for most others.
We all start to lose SFP this year which will have a massive impact on a tenanted arable unit such as ours.
yes we are diversified business but to unsustainably ‘prop’ a failing business model of arable...
Drilled some wheat and barley into lovely seed beds but dry
Would you wait now and spray after the rain say Friday or carry on if it’s only light showers ?
My gut feeling is with really dry top to get the soil damp then bang on in a couple of days
We are an average sized rented farm still 75% on AHA rent.
We diversified 20 years ago because obviously we were making a fortune then too!
We may not be the worlds best farmers but certainly not the worst - we have a few ‘new’ things but 30 years ago my family farm had 3 tractors up to date...
With all the spring barley currently in the ground shoehorned into rotational positions and the risks involved with OSR what crops will everyone be trying to follow it with to try and get back into rotation? And create a reasonable margin?