How much N

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by YELROM, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. YELROM

    YELROM Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Hopefully get on with our first dose of urea on our w/wheat and w/barley, what percentage of total N would you apply now?
    Agronomist is recommending 40% on wheat and 50% on barley
     
  2. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    Wheats look brilliant. Ground still cold. 25% going on next week
     
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  3. Urea 120 kg n for first dose this week

    If it had been warmer we would be looking at all on by the end of March
    No till crops heavy land timing is flexible with regard to yield have a job to get crops too far forward here unless established in the first half of September
    Last year most was on by 1st April
     
  4. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    spreader was set at 250kg/ha urea still from last year. So that's what it got. ;)
     
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  5. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    I went for 50kgN last week as a starter as urea. Another couple of weeks and it’ll get most of the rest once it wakes up a bit, plus some AnS sooner if possible.
     
  6. britt

    britt Member

    Location:
    leics/warks border
    I presume this is for notill crops (given that it's in this section).
    I go earlier on notill crops as you don't get the N released from cultivation and can loose tillers.
    I do 3 splits + a protein dressing on milling wheats.
    I put a third of total on in early march AN+S. A bit later than otherwise with the last dose.
     
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