Getting a little dry

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by willy, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. willy

    willy Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    I know I know not as dry as Australia, but for growing good wheat 5 mm of rain so far this month following an exceptional dry winter is not go to be filling the barn, let's just hope we get a 15mm-25mm before the end of the month.
    Every year in the east mids we see to have a spring drought now.
     
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  2. robs1

    robs1 Member

    Not dry here . Nearly got stuck spraying someone's barley on sunday
     
  3. willy

    willy Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    Where's here?
     
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  4. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    Rutland according to your profile, not sure which part of Oz that is.
    I’ve still got puddles.
     
  5. willy

    willy Member

    Location:
    Rutland


    Uhmm
     
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  6. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Luckily we have had 25mm of rain in the last week. More than forecast.

    Spring barley is starting shift.

    But it was damn cold today and last night.

    Not done T1 on wheats yet and no rush to do then either.

    This is barley on Sunday morning after first drop of rain. It’s romped on since.

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  7. willy

    willy Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    Thanks for rubbing that in:)
     
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  8. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
  9. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Dry as a few on here recently!
     
  10. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    After last year I know how it feels. Spring barley did a tonne an acre.

    I dont want to repeat that!!
     
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  11. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Oaks are out before the Ash again too !
    Hot and dry Easter due.
     
  12. snarling bee

    snarling bee Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    We,ve had a massive 81mm for the first 3 months of this year!!!:(:banghead:
    I prefer it dry, unless the ground cracks in April then its not so good. Looks like that might happen this year. (the cracks have only just closed from last year).
    All ponds around here are as low as they normally are in the summer.
     
  13. Bobthebuilder

    Bobthebuilder Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    Up until last Friday we’d had @60mm of either rain,hail or snow in 10days here, so plenty wet enough thank you just need some heat now to make things grow
     
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  14. phr49

    phr49 Member

    Location:
    Ely
    Dry in Fens near Ely could do with good rain . 20190406_102845.jpg
     
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  15. mixed breed

    mixed breed Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    I hate to say it but some rain is needed here too, dairy cows have been out 3 weeks on Friday, (15-20th April turnout is the norm) during that time we've had only two seriously cold wet days when they wanted to come back in.

    Crops are generally looking well, but the spring sown cereals are starting to look like they need a drink.
     
  16. average farmer

    Location:
    North Notts
    I once knew a lovely girl in Ely.

    Pretty dry here too
     
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  17. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    We've had 14mm since this time last week, glad all fert is now on.
    Ponds shrinking here too.
     
  18. robs1

    robs1 Member

    W
    Wilts, should show up on my profile but i seem to have become a new member on my phone
     
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  19. hard to believe, what variety was that?
     
  20. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    I'd concerto and laureate yield similar, so not a surprise at all to me.
     

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