Its coming......

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
400 would work if temps peaked at 23-24max June July with one proviso... 200 mm needs to fall april, may and june.
400 is a bloody disaster if 50 or less falls may june.
Sodden winter followed by dry or very dry early summer is the single worst scenario.
Dry winter followed by cool and wet ( by our standards ) early summer is "grain shed isn't big enough"

300-350 mm being enough here is a laughable idea ( otherwise you would cry).
91/92 growing season iirc, maybe 92/93 was 12.5 rain-guage inches for the growing year, and it wasn't funny.
Most of the winter rain just goes straight through the drains, its been doing that since the first week of Oct here so if we got it at the right times I think 400mm would be perfect, we had under 45mm in May/June 18 and the biblically crap spring did more damage than the dry.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Dry from Monday he said tonight, could dry off fairly quickly with the longer daylight and some wind but plenty of wet patches will stay no doubt .
Field work beckons :unsure:, or will at least be better for the stock without rain in their backs for a few days.

Hmm , We'll see.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
strong cold wind last night and when it dropped , well it rained until late morn, probably about another 3/4 of an inch, don't know for sure as the rain gauge blew away again.:oops:(n):censored::cry:

forecast now is for dry from tomorrow till wed. here ?

might be wrong tho..........:)
 

Scribus

Member
Location
Central Atlantic
Got some more slurry spread yesterday, quite remarkable how the field had dried over the past few days despite some showers, but that's spring for you, in the autumn the weather can be dry for several days without the same effect. I've often thought that soil conditions are not just a matter of physical properties, the season has some sort of effect as well, yesterday pretty much clinched it for me.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Got some more slurry spread yesterday, quite remarkable how the field had dried over the past few days despite some showers, but that's spring for you, in the autumn the weather can be dry for several days without the same effect. I've often thought that soil conditions are not just a matter of physical properties, the season has some sort of effect as well, yesterday pretty much clinched it for me.
Longer daylight means more evaporation, warmer soil and air temperatures also make a noticable difference .

The birds seem to like it anyway (y) ......very noticable early mornings around here these days .:singing:
 

Arable Scotland: Alternative markets and new cash crops

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Arable Conversations: Alternative markets and new cash crops 11.30 – 12.30 on 29th June 2021

Join us at Arable Scotland on 29 June at 11.30 am for an interactive ‘Arable Conversation’ that will discuss ‘Alternative markets and new cash crops’. The session will cover the seasons market potential and the current rollercoaster grain prices. New crops being trialled in Scotland, opening new doors and opportunities for the cereals sector will also feature. Chris Leslie from AHDB, will lead the discussion and be joined by the following panellists.

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