Liquid N scorch

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
What nozzles, what pressure, what height above crop, was the crop stressed by other things? To close to a herbicide or fungicide application? Time of day? Dew or no dew?
 

Andrew K

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Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
Very little this year, but timing has been good and using fairly weak 24n S8 solution in evenings or cloudy days only.
 

B'o'B

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Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
Yes worst year for scorch I've had. Crop was stressed with cold and dry and was already getting hungry when N2 went on, as I'd held off longer than I wanted to trying to avoid frosts. I always think hungry crops scorch much worse than when your on top on N applications.
 
Yes. Triticale looks shocking to be honest. In hindsight probably a bit late applying as in my head it’s wheat but an early wheat so I think maybe I was 4 weeks late applying it’s first N. I’m in the habit of drilling wheat in late October into November so at this point the triticale had been in the ground a month. Bigger plants have a bigger risk of scorch so lesson learned.
 

samsung

Member
Location
North Yorks
I'm adding molasses to my final application next week . Will do some trial (missed ) strips and post results .
Will any molasses do ? I've used an EEDF Mann product in the past, which gave good results in the past to reduce scorch on a late application. It was expensive. Think it was called black gold
 

Brisel

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
You wouldn't want many solids in molasses though through dribble bars/stream nozzles it shouldn't be too bad if you can get it past the filters. Not all molasses are the same quality.
 

samsung

Member
Location
North Yorks
You wouldn't want many solids in molasses though through dribble bars/stream nozzles it shouldn't be too bad if you can get it past the filters. Not all molasses are the same quality.
Yes the product i used was filtered fairly thoroughly, hence the expense i guess.
 

CORK

Member
On the subject of liquid N.

I was considering it on WOSR once flowering is complete. I was advised not to as scorch was a risk.
I see the AHDB suggest late liquid N can give a good response so that’s what had me thinking.

Any comments?
 

Brisel

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
On the subject of liquid N.

I was considering it on WOSR once flowering is complete. I was advised not to as scorch was a risk.
I see the AHDB suggest late liquid N can give a good response so that’s what had me thinking.

Any comments?
Consistency of responses has not always been there in drier climates. With good yield potential, a high clearance sprayer and rain after application, why not? What product were you thinking of? Liquid fertiliser or a Poly N type?
 

CORK

Member
Consistency of responses has not always been there in drier climates. With good yield potential, a high clearance sprayer and rain after application, why not? What product were you thinking of? Liquid fertiliser or a Poly N type?
The product I had in mind was Omex Nitro Flo (26N, 2S).
Have 24m and good clearance, crop looks worth minding too.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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