Anyone rolling spring barley a 2nd time now it’s rained?

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
As above , the idea is that it will crush some clods in bare patches ,thereby creating seed to soil contact? I say that as looks to have been a job to conserve moisture where crops have been planted conventionally.
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
As above , the idea is that it will crush some clods in bare patches ,thereby creating seed to soil contact? I say that as looks to have been a job to conserve moisture where crops have been planted conventionally.

If we had some rain I would certainly rolled this week but I don’t want to stress it anymore than it is at the moment
 

Northdowns Martin

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Snodland kent
Thinking of doing mine. Dilemma is whether any benefit to come from it. It’s up and growing but drill slots (750a) have opened up. 6mm rain Friday/Saturday has softened ground so should be done give. Will try a little area.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Mine will be rolled again, more to get it tillering than squashing the clods, but that will be a bonus.

Emergence isn’t as even as it might be due to soil type, but sure it will soon catch up.

My priority this week is to to roll the Nov drilled wheat once more before it’s too tall for it. Once done I’ll move to the spring barley.
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
We didn’t get any rain, still thinking of rolling again or will this knacker the crop?
I would have thought it will be ok, may look a bit stunted for a few days, but might help with the tillering.
“HEAVY”Cambridge rolls are the most underrated implement on the farm in my humble opinion, irrespective of what drilling system you are using.
That said I do wonder how much good the light Vaderstaad rolls do when they are pulled at the high speed some drivers go !!!! :banghead: :banghead:
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
SW here and some is at 2 leaf and other areas in the various fields is/was ungerminated, but this rain should even it up eventually. It had a good slow roll when drilled, think I will leave mine be for now.
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
I wondered about re rolling some of my oats but they had a DFF pre em herbicide that has just been woken up. What we've had ought to be enough to germinate what's there & I'd hate to break the herbicide layer and damage anything germinated but not emerged.
 

Spanish

Member
The roller depends on terrain, but here, the general rule is that you only use it when you plant or kneel when you are well born and just before tillering.
Keep in mind that it compacts and facilitates the formation of ponds in spring storms. I do not believe, I insist, on the roller. Many times the roller is used as a placebo effect for the farmer, not for the benefit of the crop.
Last month I sold my Cambridge roller
 

Chap

Member
BASE UK Member
310AF376-5566-4C47-88FB-E7F2CC885A62.jpegHad 8 mm and rolling all s wheat and s barley
 
CCC won't make a crop tiller, it will only reduce apical dominance. Applying manganese will only be of benefit if there is a known history or symptoms of deficiency. But if you have seen it done with decent results don't let me stop you.
 
CCC won't make a crop tiller, it will only reduce apical dominance. Applying manganese will only be of benefit if there is a known history or symptoms of deficiency. But if you have seen it done with decent results don't let me stop you.
Is that not the idea though to stop it going leggy. Maybe it would tiller anyway without it. Interested in other opinions that’s all.
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
If you want tillers, apply N. Chlormequat keeps distributor vans busy, that's all. Not even a high margin product for them unless it's one of the fancy branded versions like Meteor or Adjust. A thin crop shouldn't get leggy anyway. Manganese is, as Luke Cropwalker said, only for deficiency or where there is history of it. Rapid lush growth might trigger it if the plant can't access enough of it.
 

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