Maize looking poor.

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by bobk, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. bobk

    bobk Member

    Been for a drive around Staffs Cheshire and Salop today , they are really struggling . could be a huge forage shortage this backend .

    What's it like your way ..
  2. It’s hot and dry my way
  3. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    All I have heard is how good maize is this year:scratchhead:
  4. bobk

    bobk Member

    Oh , round here it looks shite .
  5. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    West Suffolk
    Very poor in general around here, very poor in Europe so I hear too.
  6. mo!

    mo! Member

    Up to head height here, even the stuff that went in a week later because I couldn't travel has come well.
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  7. Breckland Boy

    Breckland Boy Member

    Seen plenty getting irrigation locally.
    I even irrigated my millet earlier this week. It's already grown 6 inches since.
  8. Forage Maize looks really good around here, haven't seen a bad piece yet.
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  9. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    A field up the road has fat hen taller than the maize. Thicker stand too for that matter.
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  10. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    West Suffolk
    Yes, i think you had plenty of rain? I was thinking more Eastern/northern Europe.
  11. If its poor in parts of the UK it will diabolical in parts of Europe.
  12. silverfox

    silverfox Member

    Mines tasseling now. Looked well from the start, but no rain for weeks has now meant it tasseling a few feet short of where I thought it'd be.
  13. bobk

    bobk Member

    Does your price go up in a year like this , or is it agreed at the beginning.?
  14. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Saw some tasselling near here too. Surprised me.
  15. John100

    John100 Member

    Curled up and died, like everything else
  16. gone up the hill

    Seen several fields around here today that have started tasselling, most would be 2/3ft tall with the odd 4ft field.
  17. Dont really pay much attention to maize and know very little about it as there isntuch around me but i did notice a field yesterday that looked a lot shorter than i thought it should be. It was barley over fence height
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  18. North wales crops look good
  19. John100

    John100 Member

    They don't?
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  20. Saw few fields near Ruthin today maize looked ok,

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