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DD Soya (2018)

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by tw15, May 6, 2018.

  1. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    Drilled the soya today into old cover crop that we ran sheep over to clear it up so as to help get a bit of a flush of broome . I will try to post updates and pictures as the season goes on .
     
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  2. moretimeforgolf

    Location:
    North Kent, UK
    Good luck, I hope you make a better fist of it than I did 2 years ago ...at least you shouldn’t have the slug issues after the sheep.
     
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  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Would love to see someibe actualy get this mythical crop to grow beter than my attempt
    @dontknowanything has some in this time I believe

    Good luck !
     
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  4. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Ours was planted about 10 days ago, it should be liking this weather. It needs a bit of a kick up the arse, it's a bit slow to get going.
     
  5. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    Hope you get on with it , we have put it in where you filmed the pillar laser drill working so all will be able to see our failier if it happens.
    No point just plodding on got to give things a try and look forward either way the farming road could be bumpy .
     
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  6. Simon Chiles

    Simon Chiles DD Moderator

    That’s normal, Soya needs a huge amount of N ( 240kg/ha ) which obviously it’ll fix itself but the crop is often slow until the rhizobium kicks in. It’s noticeable when it happens. As soon as you’ve got the true ( hairy ) leaves you can relax a bit. When you get to harvest don’t be tempted to desiccate too early as it will rob yield.
     
  7. I would try some but I have too cold and and heavy land too far north

    Any one dried later drilled notill peas
    To hit the warmer temperature in the seed bed on heavy moisture retentive soils

    Most peas on Traditional on lighter easier land

    Heavier land later drilled after all the wet weather could avoid the wet aether diseases
     
  8. BSH

    BSH Member

    Location:
    Romsey, Hampshire
    Worked pretty well for me last year but this spring is looking like a disaster. I am finding it difficult to ballance soil warmth and moisture!
     
  9. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    I recall thinking similar - a month later we were drilling a summer cover into it

    Good luck !
     
  10. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    Well its just coming through here just about pick out the rows scarecrows out and rope bangers . Really could do with a good rain on it as do all the spring drillings around here . I will get a few pics tomorrow .
     
  11. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Bit of a mixed bag so far. Some coming well, other bits are having a serious attack from an unknown pest:

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  12. Tractor Boy

    Tractor Boy Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Must be either slugs or pigeons picking them isn’t it? They do say pigeons don’t like the hairy leaves though.
     
  13. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    It’s been suggested that it could be hares, which makes sense as there are a lot down there (even though the coursers are rife)
     
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  14. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    33343086_2048067025481838_2903484787874332672_n.jpg 33343086_2048067025481838_2903484787874332672_n.jpg A few pictures of dd soya taken 24/5/18 33343086_2048067025481838_2903484787874332672_n.jpg 33343086_2048067025481838_2903484787874332672_n.jpg 33380514_2048067175481823_8895638475659804672_n.jpg
     
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  15. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
  16. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    Scarecrow and rope bangers don't mix 33424597_2048067202148487_2559668743114326016_n.jpg
     
  17. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    He was rebuilt with new body and clothes now a woman . :D:ROFLMAO::)
     
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  18. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    Looks like you have no previous crop residue, is there a lot of soil disturbance with your drill?
     
  19. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    Cover crop, had sheep on it in feb to eat it down as wanted to get a spring flush of sterile broom . You are right the pillar laser dischoe drill does move a fair bit of soil it was raked and ring rolled after drilling .
     
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  20. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    That explains it. Thanks (y)
     
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