winter wheat

  1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    US crop condition scores trimmed, but rain is on the way

    Over recent weeks and months, dry weather in the US has been causing new-crop supply concerns. Though recently, forecasts for cooler and wetter weather next week have been leading to price losses in global markets. Improved weather will be important for US crop development. The latest USDA crop...
  2. 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...
  3. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Breakeven yields; an alternative way to view profit margins

    Beating a forecast 2021/22 UK average wheat yield by 1.0t/ha could net an average farm business a gross margin per hectare 88.6% higher than if the average yield was achieved. This is based on the price of Nov-21 futures yesterday, and excludes the value of straw, storage costs and subsidy...
  4. CPM RSS

    Events Showcase – Variety is the spice of life…

    Written by cpm Download PDF A 20m soil hole, over 125 crop plots and the latest research on biostimulants will all be on show for visitors to this year’s Cereals Event. CPM finds out more. Sustainability is clearly on the agenda. By Charlotte Cunningham While last year’s virtual crop plots gave...
  5. CPM RSS

    Forward-thinking farmers – A crop you can rely on

    Written by cpm As oilseed rape hangs in the balance on many farms, one Suffolk arable business has a system, backed up with dependable genetics, that puts prospects firmly in its favour. CPM visits to glean some experience. The main aspect is that I have the confidence to continue with oilseed...
  6. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Wet and cold May, plenty of corn and hay?

    Spring weather can indicate possible yields of our domestic wheat crop, which is expected to rebound for harvest 2021. With a wet and cold May, will the old farming adage provide the UK with plenty of corn and hay? In spring, winter wheat enters the construction phase of growth and this...
  7. 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...
  8. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  9. Hutchinsons News

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons urges growers to think...
  10. 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.
  11. Agriland RSS

    Sucklers are the future on Co. Tyrone farm

    Written by Agriland Team Thomas Rankin farms with his father Geoffrey close to the village of Bready in north C.o Tyrone. Their farm extends to 290ac. It is home to a suckler herd of 80 cows and a 380-strong flock of breeding ewes. Thomas and Geoffrey also buy-in about 50 Aberdeen-Angus...
  12. B

    New grain store floor

    Is it to late to be concreting a grain store floor for this season? Would it be dry enough if it was laid in the next week or so?
  13. Syngenta UK

    Ryegrass Issues Mapped Out

    Identifying the spread and the severity of ryegrass will help to prioritise agronomic decisions on affected fields, advocates Syngenta grass weed specialist, Georgina Wood. Those decisions could include alternative rotations, more competitive cropping choices and how to prioritise farm...
  14. Ormond

    Twisted awns winter barley

    What would cause twisted awns in winter barley. Had axial pro 2 weeks ago before awns to clean up some chickweed a couple of weeks before that. Could it be lack of boron?
  15. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  17. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Sentiment and weather driving grain markets

    Weather and crop conditions continue to drive day-to-day movements in grain markets. Stocks of grain held by major exporting countries are thin. Last week’s USDA report showed more potential for stocks to recover next season than some in the industry expected, pushing prices lower. But, that...
  18. B

    Failing spring barley

    My spring barley hasn't quite had the start I was expecting due to a lot of rain slowing it down and the crows have had a good feed on the slower germinating stuff, it was destined for wholecrop anyway, what could I broadcast on to fill the gaps? If anything? Thanks
  19. YELROM

    Leather jackets

    Is there anyway of controlling leather jackets other than cultivation We have a field of spring barley that has been destroyed by them. The only place there is a crop is where we did some drainage in winter and we power harrowed over the repaired drains and any dumper wheelings and the crop is...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

    Written by William Kellett Following an exceptionally dry spring in 2020, many were hoping for a more ‘normal’ spell of spring weather in 2021. However, the weather over the past month has been predominantly dry for most, along with being exceptionally cold, with the Met Office provisionally...