As above have/are your spring crops germinating more evenly than your neighbours crops planted more conventially? I only ask as an ex farmer, as there seems to be a lot of uneven germination in min till or traditionally ploughed/cultivated,drilled crops. Thankyou.
How much rain have you had now @Brisel had 12mm now, but its just not enough,still got barley sitting in dust on the lowland .Hard to say. Anyone using any method and equipment to sow seed into moisture at a consistent depth and keep that moisture has done well. Since most of my neighbours are good farmers and soil types aren't what most would describe as really "heavy," there hasn't been a need to get rid of lots of soil moisture.
Since you ask, here's a picture of some oats sown by Claydon in late March direct into a sprayed off cover crop.
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63mm in April, most of that last week.
Before you think I live in the land of milk and honey, bear in mind I lose 2-3 weeks of combining during harvest due to rain and a far bigger drying bill than you get! Some of my patch needs rain every 10 days from now until harvest or starts to burn off with drought.