i have given up believing forcasts, we have had two yellow weather warnings this month and have had 6mm total in sept......If it rains like forecast pre ems will work well. Our best blackgrass control last year was on the earliest drilled crops. Weird.
The Beeb monthly outlook..
Saturday 25 September – Sunday 3 October
Turning decidedly more autumn next week.
Monday 4 October – Sunday 10 October
Nearby low pressure keeping things changeable.
Monday 11 October – Sunday 24 October
Staying unsettled with changeable temperatures.
Well if this turns out to be half accurate I might be kicking myself in a few weeks, maybe I should plough through the night and try get some second wheat in tomorrow...
Do you went to Shutts aged 11 ?For those with very long memories:
In 1969 we'd finished drilling by the end of September just as I set off for my first year at Shutts.
The following year, 1970, was notorious for septoria when a lot of new varieties with potential broke down [Maris Nimrod I seem to remember] and the farm manager said, "We are never again going to drill wheat before the end of September."
Rather similar to the Extase problems this year ?
Well we have just finished combining the last of the spring barley today
well start drilling tommorrow
Be nice to get some drilled in September for a change
( were always last around here)