Beet '22

Breckland Boy

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Breckland
Made a start drilling today.
Direct into an ex 2 year ley.
Reasonably confident that it won't blow.
 

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teslacoils

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Lincolnshire
You'll be pleased with the following, however still not enough.
Think BS are getting worried, but a bit late in the day as some will have been put in with Spring barley.
Just had an email saying that :
All contracts to pay at least £27/t for 2022/23 crop
Including those on a 3 year deal?
 

Rookie

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Arable Farmer
Yes. Copy of email.

We are very aware of the significant cost inflation our growers are currently exposed to, and, with sugar pricing also climbing, we think that the right thing to do is to recognise this by reviewing the amount that we can pay to you. We will do the right thing even if we have no contractual obligation to do so.

We have worked closely with NFU Sugar to understand growers’ likely costs for this year’s beet crop, and as a result we believe we need to guarantee a price to all growers. I can today confirm that all contracts for the 2022/23 crop year, regardless of contract length, will pay at least £27/tonne.

This blanket £27/t payment will apply to all contracts linked to the crop that is about to be planted. If you hold a contract that has a fixed price below £27/t, we are unilaterally raising your price today to £27/t. If you have a contract which has a market bonus element, we are guaranteeing you a minimum market bonus of £5.82, which gets you to a minimum £27/t, paid as the crop is delivered.

The world futures market contract remains unchanged and is currently paying well above £27/t for any open positions which growers choose to close out today. The surplus beet price for the 2022/23 crop will also pay at £27/t.

As I mentioned in my introduction two weeks ago, I am committed to strengthening collaborative relationships with you – our growers - and identify opportunities for sugar beet to remain economically viable for everyone; so I very much hope that you will welcome the enhancement to the multi-year contract prices for the 2022/23 crop year.
 
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So with the impending drought starting today after this batch of rain what are people's plans with beet drilling? drill asap into moisture or wait for a rain forecast in a couple of weeks and drill later into a warmer seedbed?
I drilled one field last year pre drought in March and it was massively out yielded by 2 fields drilled in late April ( about the 28th ) which got a good soaking after a couple of days , into warm soil it never looked back .
 

robbie

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BASIS
So with the impending drought starting today after this batch of rain what are people's plans with beet drilling? drill asap into moisture or wait for a rain forecast in a couple of weeks and drill later into a warmer seedbed?
I drilled one field last year pre drought in March and it was massively out yielded by 2 fields drilled in late April ( about the 28th ) which got a good soaking after a couple of days , into warm soil it never looked back .
My plan is to do as I always do, plough/press and a day or two later drill beet straight into it. No moisture loss but I appreciate a lot of land will need working so my thinking would be to drill asap while the moisture is still there.

I'll be going asap next week, which will realistically towards the end of the wee I would think.
 

Flat 10

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Arable Farmer
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Fen Edge
So with the impending drought starting today after this batch of rain what are people's plans with beet drilling? drill asap into moisture or wait for a rain forecast in a couple of weeks and drill later into a warmer seedbed?
I drilled one field last year pre drought in March and it was massively out yielded by 2 fields drilled in late April ( about the 28th ) which got a good soaking after a couple of days , into warm soil it never looked back .
Bigger balls than me. i will definitely try some ASAP depends how dry it gets how quick if I carry on. Not ideal if you need to move it twice to get a seedbed,.....
 

robbie

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BASIS
It's a big gamble waiting for moisture that might not come until may🤷

I'm with @flat10 get them in asap while there is still moisture and then worry about the if's buts and maybe's when they happen.

On a separate note I think I may go over my cereals with more fert asap. I've never regretted front loading N
 

alomy75

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I haven’t even got any seed yet 😂 but drilled 21st April last year and still did over 75t so I’m in no rush. Drilling spr wheat at the mo (or was before the rain) and it’s only just dry enough for that let alone cultivating for beet
 

Breckland Boy

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Mixed Farmer
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Breckland
So with the impending drought starting today after this batch of rain what are people's plans with beet drilling? drill asap into moisture or wait for a rain forecast in a couple of weeks and drill later into a warmer seedbed?
I drilled one field last year pre drought in March and it was massively out yielded by 2 fields drilled in late April ( about the 28th ) which got a good soaking after a couple of days , into warm soil it never looked back .
Drill when conditions are good. If that means next week or late April so be it.

All mine are in now, pre-em'd and fert on in excellent conditions.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

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On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

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