How look OSR and WW in British Island?

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Acke, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Acke

    Acke Member

    Sweden Enköping
    In my neck of the woods , WW and OSR look good this far! How is it on your island ?
  2. chaffcutter

    chaffcutter Moderator

    S. Staffs
    In the midlands here, wheat all looking very good so far, can't speak for later sown crops after potatoes or beet further east though.

    OSR pretty good locally, travelling SE at the weekend some not so good. Quite a lot been ripped up due to Flea Beetle but not a problem where we are. Just heard of a few acres going to be redrilled with SB not too far away today.
  3. Two Tone

    Two Tone Member

    I recently traveled from here (the Midlands) to North Yorkshire and then to Suffolk. I have to say that all of the crops look good and well established.

    I knew of an Agronomist who said that Wheat only looks good once during its life.
    To which I answered that to me, it looked best 28 days after it left the farm.

    I hope that what he meant by his prediction doesn’t come to fruition this year, as it would all be down hill from now on.
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  4. robbie

    robbie Member

    the brecks norfolk
    Around here everything looks very good, the mild weather has ment that wheat and barley have kept growing and there seems to be plenty of N being mineralised with everything having a good dark green colour to it.
    Even the late drilled crops after beet and spuds look well.
    OSR locally almost looks too good and is up to the tops of your wellies but you haven't got to travel far to see some pee poor fields.
  5. crops also looked very good in 2012 till the rain hit it

    nice to have good looking crops but a long way to filling the sheds
  6. Acke

    Acke Member

    Sweden Enköping
  7. robbie

    robbie Member

    the brecks norfolk
    That's my worry too, all the pits and ditches are dry or very low and every year they always end up at the same level that tells me we've got one hell of a lot of rain to have at some point.

    My gut feeling is this year could well be a mirror of last year, very cold beast from east mk2 followed by wet followed by dry as a nuns gusset.
  8. Warp Land Farmer

    Hazzard County
    A lot around us looks way too good, need so hard cold to knock it.
  9. Hindsight

    Hindsight Member


    May 15 to July 10 is the important period. And the amount of sun. Looks now and up to that period hen irrelevant. 2012 is year when that rang very true.
  10. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Wheat and oilseed rape look good here. Wheat was established well. Oilseed rape less so, with dry weather and high cabbage stem flea beetle pressure. Every oilseed rape plant I have pulled up has 80% of the leaf petioles containing 1-2 flea beetle larvae which is not so good.

    I'm selling new crop wheat and holding oilseed rape.
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  11. nick...

    nick... Member

    south norfolk
    Everything here looking well too.odd bit of pigeon damage on rape but nothing has really stopped growing.i cut most of the grass round the yard 2days ago.desperate for a lot of rain.pond outside my back door is about 18 inches lower than it should be.could probably do with 5/6 inches of rain in all honesty.only had one drain dribble for a day and all ditches are dry.could be desperate come spring and early summer

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