I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
Just had a letter from the Avon & Somerset police requesting that I cough up the name and address of a driver involved in an RTA in somewhere called Hinton Saint George.
Cited plate number is indeed ours. Unfortunately it belongs to a JD6215 that has never been further than Gwynedd.
The surprising bit is it is also Paraquat ready. Paraquat is banned now but having used it extensively when it wasn't I am surprised to see resistance...
I would be most grateful for a view on when to spray off this lot of elyann:
Still green obviously, and primary tiller flag leaf still green. Not had them flat before, so bit of a salvage job.
Primary tiller grains are just about there, secondary etc are milky.
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I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest.
I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn.
Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
Laziness on my part, I left a ton of last years wheat in the bottom of a 20 ton kongskilde wooden drying bin. Started wheat other day and filled up the bin and put the fan on and loads of beetles or weevils have come out of the perforated side, little brown devils no more than 2mm length...
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I am growing OSR this year on some ground that has had problems with charlock in the past. Apart from growing a Clearfield variety I wondered whether any one had some tips on how to control it, such as a weed wiper.
Looking to put some rape/stubble turnips in on spring barley stubble. Usually plough and drill conventionally for sheep. But looking to keep the soil structure firmer and try and out winter some suckler cows.
What’s everyone doing to drill theirs?
To tight to get DD in so was thinking a one pass...
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Where do people see the farm gate prices going from here now . Personally i think as a whole yields will be down across the board on most crops and of course there are lots of weather events that have / are effecting the big producing nations .
When the dust settles my prediction is
Talking to a farm manager on large veg operation.
Casual workers now wanting more than his wage.
Good growing season but my veg is selling well, so perhaps true.
How do they pick strawberries for 40p per punnet, which is what I paid yesterday.
Maybe it is, up here it either rains every day for weeks, then it dry for weeks, nothing in between. And you get more frost in march than Dec or January, also nearly every May for the last 5 years has been done dry, this may was wetter but been very dry june+July.