100% spring cropping

ajd132

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And why would you grow any other crops????!!!! Spb CC spb CC rotation
Now there’s a thought! To be honest this year has been very good on spring barley but so far for 3 years of growing it in a big way we are averaging about 7.2t/ha and I think we are getting better at understanding how to grow it.
 
Now there’s a thought! To be honest this year has been very good on spring barley but so far for 3 years of growing it in a big way we are averaging about 7.2t/ha and I think we are getting better at understanding how to grow it.
Care to share your recipe for success? I’m comming to the conclusion that SB doesn’t really like direct drilling in the first week in April. Do you winter or spring cultivate at all before the crop?
 

ajd132

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Suffolk
Care to share your recipe for success? I’m comming to the conclusion that SB doesn’t really like direct drilling in the first week in April. Do you winter or spring cultivate at all before the crop?
Shallow cultivate whilst broadcasting a cover crop. Drill in Feb or March. Pure no till is quite risky on clay in my opinion but will be trying more as soils improve.
 
Spring barley is ok on easy working land
On heavy land its a hit and miss affair very dependent on a favourable spring
Winter barley is far more consistent on heavy land but a waste money on easy working land where spring will often do near as well yield wise
 

ajd132

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Spring barley is ok on easy working land
On heavy land its a hit and miss affair very dependent on a favourable spring
Winter barley is far more consistent on heavy land but a waste money on easy working land where spring will often do near as well yield wise
Not sure I agree with this we are very pleased with the margin of spring barley the last 3 or 4 years we have been growing it for blackgrass on heavy land.
 

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