How much are you going to plant this year?

How much wheat do you expect / hope to plant this autumn?

  • More than crop 21

  • Less than crop 21

  • About the same


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BigBarl

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
South Notts
Sadly dictates our rotation so we don’t grow second wheats which will drastically reduce our wheat area. Given the forward prices it’s very annoying but might have a punt on a large area or spring wheat. We always get better yields from spring barley through. We’re going to try some rye as a second cereal and some winter Beans for the first time in years. The OSR isn’t growing either as too dry, again annoying looking at forward prices. Still, they always say do the opposite of everyone else so while you’re all chasing acres or wheat and OSR I’ll be the barley baron !
 
Location
North Notts
Less wheat next year, think the land is sick of wheat everyone I’ve spoken to around here has had bad yields and ready for a break . With N prices being so high a cheap to grow crop might be worth thinking about.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Very disappointed with second wheat yields this year, but mainly variety concerned. Long term averages says stick with lots of winter wheat, blackgrass allowing.

I find WW is actually better for blackgrass control than many other crops. Winter wheat had good winter pre-ems and Atlantis still works fairly well here too.

Spring barley is a waste of time for pre-em due to weather, and Axial does nothing on BG
Beans are looking more tricky going forward with Kerb disappearing.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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