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Nature compensating

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by Clive, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Clive

    Clive Staff Member


    spring oats drilled 1 week, was quite shocked when I called in to take a quick look

    Nature certainly wastes no time catching up on a bit of lost time it seems !

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  2. moretimeforgolf

    North Kent, UK
    Need to get the post drilling glyphosate on quick then!
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  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    We did it pre drill here as thought it would grow fast and wanted to get as much workload out the way knowing the sprayer was about to get VERY busy !
  4. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    What seed rate are you sowing them at?
  5. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Was 200kgs /ha and 150 L/ha of 26% n in the slot
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  6. Bill dog

    Bill dog Member

    S w scotland
    My spring oats not looking so great!
    Still in the bag in the shed awaiting some dry ish weather to get em in the ground !:(
  7. JD6920s

    JD6920s Member

    What do you reckon that would equate to of N/ha, bearing in mind it’s concentrated in the slot?
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  8. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Well it’s just under 40kgs of 140kgs total I will give this crop

    No idea how more efficient it is i the slot vs on top though
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  9. I would think it will be very efficient this year . Our red clay has gone from wet to brick hard in no time, with a bit of heat and never ending drying wind. Some N in the slot compared to lying on the top will make a huge difference.
  10. we have barley up in the rows drilled Monday up in rows by Saturday

    the higher soil temperature for later drilling does help

    but a cold week wet at the end of april did not help newly planted crops on wetter heavy land
    lighter land planted 4 days earlier only slowed slightly
    planting a week later or more when dryer will be better crops

    14 mm last night so no worry of dry soil this year

    rape losing flowers here and wheat starting flag leaf emergence so harvest will be spread out unless august is very hot and dry not had one of those for a few years

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