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 !
     
  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 .
     

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