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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by jpd, Jan 4, 2019.
anyone out with some fert yet?
ground conditions are excellent
Here we go! Mentioned this a week ago and was daft.
what was the consensus last week?
We haven't had winter yet. Guess a lot would depend on soil temperatures?
must b high cos my w barley is growin
I'm wondering about to graze my winter barley it's that thick!
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.....
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.
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.
I didn’t know that
A thin backward crop might benefit from a low rate just need a agronomists recommendation
By fert are you meaning N? And what crops?
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.
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.
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
I would go with the MOP now if you can travel, P and K help with over winter survival.
I always thought it was 1 st February.
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