fert on w crops

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by jpd, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. jpd

    jpd Member

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    rep of irl
    anyone out with some fert yet?
    ground conditions are excellent
     
  2. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

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    Aberdeenshire
    Here we go! Mentioned this a week ago and was daft.
     
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  3. jpd

    jpd Member

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    what was the consensus last week?
     
  4. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

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    Aberdeenshire
    We haven't had winter yet. Guess a lot would depend on soil temperatures?
     
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  5. jpd

    jpd Member

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    must b high cos my w barley is growin
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Member

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    herefordshire, uk
    I'm wondering about to graze my winter barley it's that thick!
     
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  7. neilo

    neilo Member

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    Montgomeryshire
    My agronomist told me last year that he had several clients that put a tickle of N on in the Autumn, building biomass as an insurance in case they can’t get on Early enough in the Spring. I sprinkled a low rate on after drilling in October this year, to give it a fighting chance if we had another winter like last year.

    Still not sure if it was worth it though.....:unsure:
     
  8. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

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    Fen Edge
    Or legal.......:cautious:
     
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  9. I am regularly driving past a piece of winter wheat so thick you can barely see where the tramlines are, certainly the ground is covered between the rows.

    Putting fertiliser on that would be the last thing it needs.
     
  10. neilo

    neilo Member

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    Montgomeryshire
    No NVZ here, and anyway, you can still put a low rate (a tickle;)) on in October if you are in an NVZ.
    I’d be more concerned as to whether the crop is making effective use of it.

    As the spreader was on, I had a bit of Pulan left over, and I had some turnips in an adjacent field, I ran it out at the same rate over 3/4 of that field. The turnips visibly changed over the next couple of days, so clearly took it up and made use of it.
     
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  11. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

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    Fen Edge
    I didn’t know that (y)
     
  12. i dont belief it

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    North East
    A thin backward crop might benefit from a low rate just need a agronomists recommendation
     
  13. FarmerBruce

    FarmerBruce Member

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    Yorkshire
    By fert are you meaning N? And what crops?
     
  14. No5

    No5 Member

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    South Essex
    Lucky your not in a NVZ, because you can't put nitrogen fertilisers on cereals in the autumn (after sept 1st) except for OSR (30kgN max) until jan 15th.
     
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  15. It's minus 5 overnight and the day time temp yesterday struggled to hit 2 degrees. No growth.

    Better to be applying manure or slurry in the autumn so the soil has some background fertility in it to feed the crop over winter IMO.
     
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  16. Winter crops got FYM or Hen Litter at sowing, The rest got 0.20.30. I still have V.Rate MOP to do. Thinking about going now instead of the usual Feb/March application
     
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  17. I would go with the MOP now if you can travel, P and K help with over winter survival.
     
  18. jpd

    jpd Member

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  19. average farmer

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    North Notts
    I always thought it was 1 st February.
    Every days a school day
     
  20. Brisel

    Brisel Member

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    Dorset
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