Do I spray my spring barley?!

Selectamatic

Member
Location
North Wales
Evening everyone.

I sowed my own spring barley on the 20th of March,

I called in on it tonight, to see whether it needs spraying or not…. It does…

However, it’s got the barley awns poking out of the top of the leg!! I was amazed, it’s only been in the ground a few weeks!!

Dad always said that spraying when the head was on the way up the leg would have a big impact on yield… so I should leave it alone… but the weeds will only get worse, and there’s a long time before the combine will be in the field…

What should I do…?
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
Evening everyone.

I sowed my own spring barley on the 20th of March,

I called in on it tonight, to see whether it needs spraying or not…. It does…

However, it’s got the barley awns poking out of the top of the leg!! I was amazed, it’s only been in the ground a few weeks!!

Dad always said that spraying when the head was on the way up the leg would have a big impact on yield… so I should leave it alone… but the weeds will only get worse, and there’s a long time before the combine will be in the field…

What should I do…?
Where have u been for last ten wks?
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
If you're talking herbicides, get something on before the ears appear.

PGRs and fungicides not necessary, however.

Really? We use PGRs to try to keep it standing and to increase tillering, and have enough disease even with fungicides, be we are in the (generally) damper West. Will be going on with first pass this weekend (mid-April drilled), having rolled it again last weekend.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Evening everyone.

I sowed my own spring barley on the 20th of March,

I called in on it tonight, to see whether it needs spraying or not…. It does…

However, it’s got the barley awns poking out of the top of the leg!! I was amazed, it’s only been in the ground a few weeks!!

Dad always said that spraying when the head was on the way up the leg would have a big impact on yield… so I should leave it alone… but the weeds will only get worse, and there’s a long time before the combine will be in the field…

What should I do…?

Do you have an agronomist? Some herbicides will be ok to use, although they might not write it on a recc🤐, whereas some will harm the barley at that stage iirc. It will be a full on mess by combining if left, and the competition will cost you dearly in yield (@£300/t!).
I’m certainly no expert though.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

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.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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