Any particular varieties going flat

FarmerBruce

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Location
Yorkshire
Around here there are a few fields of wheat that have/going down. Was wondering if it's any variety in particular. Our heaviest that looks most vulnerable is definitely Siskin!
 

DanniAgro

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All my usuals like Santiago, Relay and Costello are fine, but Anapolis has gone down in a few places - not too bad at the moment and it looks like being an amazing yield.
 

bravheart

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Location
scottish borders
Any standing out as weak after this weeks bad weather
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.
 

e3120

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Location
Northumberland
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.
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.

Personally I shan't be drilling any more Dickens, due to most of it having a nap this morning. Luckily only a 10Ha block in a field of Grafton, so the trial has been conclusive.
 

bankrupt

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EX17/20
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e3120

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Location
Northumberland
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"

http://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/northumberland-grower-breaks-world-wheat-yield-record/
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.
 

4course

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Location
north yorks
siskin standing and looking well here as to be fair are the others, revelation lili barrel evolution and good old grafton the only one with the odd patch is evolution and that only in the shorts /headlands where muck applied too thick followed by high n , weve been lucky as wheat crops not yet full of grain and still green up here ,barley is fairly tangled but recovering now its stopped raining and mist gone, agronomist reckons we could glypho feed barley asap which is very early for us dont want another windy storm
 

Colin

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Location
Perthshire
Istabraq Zulu Leeds and Grafton all ok but istabraq is probably 6" taller than anything else, all had two splits of moddus and 3c but no cerone as very dry at flag leaf. Didn't do cerone on rye but some of it could have benefited
 
our winter oats sown in april were looking fantastic last Monday night when I sprayed them, mentioned to the boss that we might need toput some more straw strengthener on them, before we could get it done we've had strong winds and nearly 3" of rain in 48hrs :eek: now they resemble a billiard table :facepalm:
 

Happy

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Location
Scotland
Quite early for Scottish Spring barley and Winter wheat crops to be going down. No real weight in the heads yet. If we get the same weather in a fortnights time then things will not look pretty.
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
Drill overlaps are going down here, in both crusoe and sky fall.
Apart from that it's just the bleeding wildlife making a ruddy mess.
 

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