Getting concerned

wot dry spell?
If one blinked, one imissed it :D.
A Sodden but the furrowed surface left by the tines is just about coping without a total slump.
Besr thing about the stormy conditions now is it keeps the really big flock of blackbirds away from those slowly emerging seedlings :sick:
 

ajd132

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Suffolk
No, not at all. There are some areas where that system might suit, where as there are some that it isn’t the only solution.

The plough system might not necessarily by a such high fixed cost system when the cost and finance of a new drill that works on a non ploughing system is taken into account.

One thing I discovered both here and in Suffolk, was the only fixed cost saving between the two were time and a bit of fuel. Which were completely (far more so, in fact) outweighed by the extra herbicides (that didn’t work!).

The ploughing system is pretty good at causing a major reduction in Blackgrass and a huge saving in herbicide variable costs.

However, on other parts of the Country, it might be different. We all know what works best in our own situations.
That’s fair enough. Our black grass has reduced since stopping ploughing but I think it’s more down to rotation than anything. Our land doesn’t plough well. Go-incidentally of the 400ha of winter crops (out of a planned 650) has all been zero tilled so far. I have 100ha of cultivated land which was supposed to be the ‘late’ drilling slot 🤦‍♂️. Might try and move it about.
 

Wombat

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East yorks
If one blinked, one imissed it :D.
A Sodden but the furrowed surface left by the tines is just about coping without a total slump.
Besr thing about the stormy conditions now is it keeps the really big flock of blackbirds away from those slowly emerging seedlings :sick:
We had 2 days without recorded rain fall in Oct the 9th and the 25th so I am pretty certain i didn’t blink
 

Wombat

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Location
East yorks
Interesting, this Autumn is still in 3rd place here, with both 12 and 2000 well ahead yet, 940 and 1100mm respectively, only 850 or so this year so far, we have been running at around 100mm per month since June (155mm).
I meant specifically the autumn. In terms of overall annual rainfall I would need check the numbers
 

Spanish

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To you English people having bad luck will have a harvest of more than 4-5,000 kg / ha, which is what I will reap if a good harvest comes. Tractors, fertilizers, phyto-sanitary ... cost the same here in Spain as in the UK and my CAP charge is € 150 / ha.
Which can not be consoled, it is because you do not want
 

Flat 10

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Location
Fen Edge
To you English people having bad luck will have a harvest of more than 4-5,000 kg / ha, which is what I will reap if a good harvest comes. Tractors, fertilizers, phyto-sanitary ... cost the same here in Spain as in the UK and my CAP charge is € 150 / ha.
Which can not be consoled, it is because you do not want
Ok. What would be your rent/ha? in euro and how much is wheat and barley currently worth in spain? Also I bet we use many more herbicides and fungicides than you do. Also more nitrogen fertiliser. I reckon much wheat will do well to do 8000kg/ha now.
 

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