Have your, strip drilled (Claydon /Mzuri etc), Zero tilled (JD 750A/Horsch Avatar etc) germinated more evenly than ???

I'd say we've had even emergence of crops with our direct drill systems, perhaps more evenly than others with cultivator or plow systems. On the other hand, our crops show less vigour because of low temperatures (no tillage, lots of residue on surface), low mineralisation (only partially offset by placed fertiliser) and poor soil structure after the wet winter.
 

Acke

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Sweden Enköping
I'd say we've had even emergence of crops with our direct drill systems, perhaps more evenly than others with cultivator or plow systems. On the other hand, our crops show less vigour because of low temperatures (no tillage, lots of residue on surface), low mineralisation (only partially offset by placed fertiliser) and poor soil structure after the wet winter.


Hi Philip,
How is moisture now in Halland is it still dry?
 
Hi Philip,
How is moisture now in Halland is it still dry?

Hello!
We're happy right now, we've recieved enough rain last few weeks. But the cold winds and temps of first half of May have kept soil temps low and damaged some spring crops. And winter OSR have very few pods! They have flowered well, but it's as if they got sterile after the cold temperatures. Does not look good at all. It's strange, last year we had several frosts during flower, but not at all the kind of damage we see now.
 

Dave b

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Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
Maize drilled with the Mzuri. Post em went on this morning
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Dave b

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Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
Thanks it had a slight scratch with the carrier just before drilling as there wasn’t enough tilth to get around the strips with drilling alone.
 
How cold was it?
Well there were ten nights in a row right up to flower with sub zero degrees, but there was also this period in first half of May without much frost, but continous cold and windy weather. No spring warmth. I don't know how much each factor matters, but damage is apparently noted in many areas of Scandinavia, Germany, France etc.
 

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