Good questionAny standing out as weak after this weeks bad weather
Was at Coldstream on Wed, dry but cold. No tall crops, even the untreated, but the site will have been moisture-restricted. Bar 2 or 3 varieties, untreated also pretty clean disease-wise. I'd think they're all still standing.Good question
Missed the frontier trials a couple of years ago, invited along at a later date, after a wet and windy time, very interesting some plots steamroller flat next to some still standing tall. Unfortunately didn't take note of the flat ones but based my seed purchase on the standing plots.
They had their local trials open day two days ago, didn't make it down and it was a horrible day, yesterday even worse. Just heard Edinburgh had wettest June on record and can see some wheat here now swaying, might be interesting to see the trials site now.
I've a 10Ha block of Grafton.Luckily only a 10Ha block in a field of Grafton, so the trial has been conclusive.
Grafton is a very good insurance policy, 3.5t & 78kg in 2012. Wanted to try the Dickens as land similar to the aforementioned Mr Smith. Did look good, but so does the Grafton. I drive past some of Rod's fields and some bits were looking unsteady before yesterday's 30mph and 50mm, so I'm not sure if an even more robust PGR programme would have protected what looks like a Belgium Blue (big arse with fine bones) variety.I've a 10Ha block of Grafton.
Only wish we'd planted more.
Nevertheless, we obviously we can't compete with Dickens.
"Mr Smith saw yield recordings top 23t/ha in low areas of the field which stretched over 2ha"