Drilling barley


Arable Farmer
To dry here to even think about it yet, some places it's a job to get the cultivator in the ground and a lot of stubbles that have been cultivated haven't greened up because of lack of moistire
That’s the problem here.we had a bit of rain the other day that would allow us to plough it now, but waiting for the stubbles to green up will mean ploughing too late to give any grins for a bit of weathering of the heaviest stuff.
So will plough tomorrow, power Harrow once, leave it a fortnight then spray off with low dose before drilling. This way we hope not to caught by a sudden change to wet weather.


Mixed Farmer
See a few putting tardis in the ground. Anyone grown it before?

I tried to source some seed from Wynnstay and they told me that they had already put it all out to their contracted seed producers. They certainly seemed very optimistic about it as a variety, expecting it to be in high demand next year.
Time will tell of course, but it certainly spurred me on to source seed from elsewhere.👍


Warm and wet.. not really what I want to see when thinking about cracking on with drilling :nailbiting: Autumn 2019/Harvest 2020 will forever haunts my dreams!!


Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...