Direct/Strip-till drilling photo gallery

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling General Discussion' started by strip-till-phil, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

    Location:
    Stansted
    Few pics from walkaround this afternoon. Very glad its rained!!
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    Propino into wheat stubble, 200kg/ha drilled 31/3/17
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    Fuego Spring Beans into wheat stubble, 250kg/ha drilled 28/3/17
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    Volume Hybrid Barley into spring barley stubble, 84kg/ha drilled 25/9/16
     
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  2. If that barley is anything to go by,...your harvest will be very spread out!!!!

    Looks good...

    Ant...
     
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  3. Breakthru

    Breakthru Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Volume looking well, what about BG, has it flooded it out with that low seed rate.
    Have you ever tried Volume/Pearl 50:50 mix (yield and quality)? Normally sown thicker than that up here but may come back to the old daylight hour length thing.
     
  4. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

    Location:
    Stansted
    First year growing a hybrid Barley, have grown SY Venture for the past few years, never thought about combining different varieties. This is one of our cleaner fields but any BG that is about has very few tillers and is buried under the canopy of the Barley. Seedrate was what worked out from a 5ha pack weighing 420kg.
     
  5. Breakthru

    Breakthru Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    You get some extra hybrid vigour effect from mixing. If it is your first time with 6 rows a tip for you if we get a damp wet harvest is that you will find it very difficult to de-awn the barley. The secret is to leave it lying overnight on the grain shed floor before moving it through driers, augers etc. The awns just fall off.
    Where it is put straight into the drier it is then virtually impossible to remove them and in the last wet year here the hl weights were disastrous.
    The Volume /Pearl mix matures at same time, keeps up hl weights and makes the seed cost cheaper. In BG situations will provide even better competition.
    Food for thought maybe. B
     
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  6. mikep

    mikep Member

    Some heritage wheat flag leaf stage yet to boot. Chair for watching it grow (pigeon shooting really). IMG_20170520_090250757.jpg
     
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  7. rob1

    rob1 Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    that looks good, do you have a special market for the grain ?
     
  8. mikep

    mikep Member

    Hopefully discussing it today with others.
     

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