second wheat

  1. S

    Preventing frit fly larvae damage

    Some years I get it right, others not. I have got first wheat stubbles going into second wheat and oat stubbles greened up with volunteers. What do I do now to limit damage.
  2. S

    Will high fertiliser prices change you’re cropping plan.

    As per title. I am thinking of dropping winter barley and reducing wheat in favour of spring crops grown with plenty of pig muck under them . What’s everyone’s thoughts ?
  3. R

    So who has started drilling ?

    Normally try and drill first ten days of October but last two years have been caught by heavy storms just after drilling that has gone on for months, thinking of going early this time, what's are others doing ?
  4. S

    How much are you going to plant this year?

    With the good wheat prices currently, are we going to try to see more wheat planted?
  5. kiwi pom

    Crop Failure

    Just watched a YouTube video of Mike Mitchell in Canada starting his harvest. The drought has meant there's virtually no crop but he's out there with the combines trying to collect up enough lentils for some seed to plant next season. It sounds like its not a rare event either. Got me wondering...
  6. C

    Hybrid Rye

    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts/experinces of this are
  7. M

    Which feed wheat?

    Looking for a new feed wheat. Has anything performed well the last few years? Not Extase!
  8. W


    How are people getting on with zyatt since it was released? Protein? Yield (grain and straw), bushel? Fungicide spend?
  9. S

    300 acres starting from scratch

    Hello all, Hypothetical question here. What would everyone do if they had a 300 acre greenfield site of grade 3 land? Build a dairy? Go all cereals? Sheep? Location; Northumberland Cheers Steakeater
  10. W

    Early Christmas for arable producers?

    So some very impressive yields and prices being bandied about on the Combinable price tracker thread. Is it premature to say it would appear 21/22 is set to be a brilliant year for UK cereal growers - asking for a friend...
  11. W

    Extase potential problems

    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.?
  12. Zippy768

    The "I've not started yet" thread

    Thought I'd start one to make myself feel better. Was on grass most of last week, was telling myself that the wheat volunteers would had made the moisture in the WB too high anyway🤥. Plenty of rain over weekend and looks a showery week 🙄
  13. Rob Holmes

    2nd wheat choices

    Got a block of ground going into continuous wheat, and looking for suitable varieties, going to go with Gleam on some of it but want another variety to partner it. Looking for a good easy-care variety which isn’t too late, with decent specific weight Ground is heavy clay and goes cold and wet...
  14. D

    Crazy tillering in spring wheat.

    Trying it this year after a twenty year gap, and I'm amazed at the shear number of tillers plants are putting out, whether it's emerged poorly or well there are at least ten tillers on every plant and one on its own had at least thirty before I stopped counting. It was planted in early April...
  15. L


    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
  16. D

    How Do I Avoid the Wet Winter Slump?

    The wet winter has really tested us this year on the heavy clay land. We have different scenarios: 1. Ploughed nicely late summer, drilled a bit late in the autumn, November. Not terrible but a low plant population in the worst areas due to drowning. What had survived looks good but it’s too...
  17. Chickcatcher

    Ear of Wheat in May

    I have one just in time
  18. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  19. M

    DD an idiots guide please!

    Does such thing exists? I know all farms and soils are different but the 10 top critical points would be very helpful for many people. Where I’m struggling is that we’re a small mixed farm and getting straw off in a wet year always makes a mess (turning,baling,stacking and then loading) and...
  20. D

    Spring wheat

    What a difference in one year drilled the same date 4th of march Mulika spring wheat and the date of the photo is the same 8th of May