As above , if they haven’t why are you growing them????
Is it in anticipation of “Jam Next Year”??
I appreciate that if you are farming heavy land , the cover crops may slowly be improving the soil structure which is hard to quantify in financial terms.
time has come, again, for autumn re-seeds. Interested to know what, farmers are planning variety wise.
Had some interesting discussions, recently with seed reps. We have had an awful 3dry summers, on the trot, and grass, has been very short, both in quantity and life !
Rep in this morning...
Reading one market report yesterday, barley is currently trading at a £44/t discount to wheat.
Is anyone changing their barley acreage as a result, or are people hoping it will come back in time?
Personally we put everything we could last year into wheat, and will be doing likewise again this...
I have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to study a topic related to no-till. Here is what I’d like to find in the U.K. (I’m from the states)
I’d like to visit a couple of farms (if Covid will go away and allow travel) that are successfully conquering grassy weeds (black grass...
So my cereal harvest seems a distant memory, barley at the end of June, wheat early July. It hasn’t rained since so no volunteers yet and no rain on the forecast for the next two weeks.
It’s just got me thinking... do I actually need a take all break with this three month break now anyway?
Hi all. New to this. I would be very interested in people’s opinion on growing wheat after grass. I currently do a land swap with a local farmer who grows ready grass and horsage. The first 3 year let has just ended on the first block of land. It’s heavy clay which was rank with blackgrass...
The past three seasons have seen extremes of weather, from the ‘Beast from the East’, to droughts and flooding. When you purchase your seed, you don’t know what conditions your seed will be drilled into, or the weather for the remainder of the season. Fast emergence, good rooting and strong...
sorry if has been covered before, have read some threads but info overload.
So we are mainly grass farm, suckler herd. and b and b pigs. medium clay loam
5 year leys putting more pig fym on grass.
Ley coming out this year, got me thinking should i be DD'ing into this.
So will be sprayed off...
Interested to hear views on good options for wheat varieties for 2021.
I grow wheat for feed, and like to focus on:
1. Good inbuilt disease strength.
2. Good tillering (helps fill the Claydon gaps).
3. Wide sowing calendar window.
I grew Extase this year, and it did "ok" (may have been the...
We are going to cut some Planet spring barley today, the moisture was 12.5% yesterday so it’s pretty dry but there is a heck of a lot of regrowth.
We could end up with a lot of Green grains in the tank.
What’s the best thing to do with it?
Put on the floor in a heap and blow with cool air?
We have a small field that has been in a cereal/rape/legume rotation for a good few years now and needs to be put back to grass. I would like to get away from using the plough every time we drill but I'm never sure our soils are quite light enough to min till (we are mostly clay with some loam)...
So I've nearly completed the online Arable offer application.
I've added all the land parcels, I'm confused when you choose the options for each of the Categories do you just claim for the first year for rotational items?
For example, AB6 Enhanced over winter stubble, if I choose this for...
just curious as to peoples thoughts here im currently running 200 sucklers and followers plus stores and sheep on 500 acres of grass 220 silage/280 grazing im looking for some poorer ground to buy/rent for grazing the stock as its arable ground theyre on which could be growing a crop, the only...
Any continuous wheat growers out there? What breed are you finding is the best for 3rd + wheats?
Run out of options for rotations, osr kaput, linseed seems a no no especially up here on clay,spring crops Ha Ha Ha,this year has shown once again the feutility of them here.😞