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Planet Bee

Member
Trade
When was the best time to buy Urea?

Seems that the common answer is, "Yesterday".

After falling +/- $300/mt from the highs of 1h Jan, trade for Feb has bounced back by $100/mt to $700/mt FOB Egypt; still $200 better than 1h Jan of course!

Trades done today could be available for farm delivery 1st week March. Too late?
 

Lincsman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
When was the best time to buy Urea?

Seems that the common answer is, "Yesterday".

After falling +/- $300/mt from the highs of 1h Jan, trade for Feb has bounced back by $100/mt to $700/mt FOB Egypt; still $200 better than 1h Jan of course!

Trades done today could be available for farm delivery 1st week March. Too late?
In the last 20 years i have not applied any N before late march, usually too wet to travel.
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
It would benefit from loads, to add Organic matter and phosphate, but with a dry year and good establishment 5t/acre is perfectly possible with 4t the norm.
5t is a dream for me. I am hitting 4 reasonably regularly and would think some fields will do 5 but there is always one or 2 that pull the average down :(
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
In the last 20 years i have not applied any N before late march, usually too wet to travel.
I am always reminded of my old agronomist, and talking to him the other day told him so, who alway said feed the flag leaf. Its amazing how plants can pull nitrogen in when we think it's too dry and we often risk crops running out of steam by going with the last dose to early, particularly with AN and liquid.
 

county down

Member
Location
downpatrick
As Colhonk said. Mine's probably not the best land, it gets as much muck and OM as I can lay my hands on, can't say it's min till as yields are pretty much the same as when we ploughed and combid.
we plough it all and averaged 4ton of barley over the whole farm last year dont think we can repeat in 22 but at the moment its in great shape just keep hoping' but i personally cant see. sorry for anyone who cant feed it right because of this fertiliser saga but i doubt if27% nitrogen will be under £400 this summer
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
we plough it all and averaged 4ton of barley over the whole farm last year dont think we can repeat in 22 but at the moment its in great shape just keep hoping' but i personally cant see. sorry for anyone who cant feed it right because of this fertiliser saga but i doubt if27% nitrogen will be under £400 this summer
4t of W barley is a once in a 10 year event for me :(
 

county down

Member
Location
downpatrick
Yeah same here,needs a dry winter and kind spring.Looking good so far this year but a long way to go yet.
but last year was not like that hot did it happen wet winter cold april and may drought in june yet when we started cutting we knew it was good absolutely gobsmacked by how good it was. we only grow barley for 2years on fertile ground in a
grass rotation and does give us the fertility
 

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