pea drilling date

franklin

New Member
Nope.

Given the forecast for tomorrow, and the cold, it might be that peas dont really want to see that anyway? See what comes after that. Too late for spring wheat though.
 

spikeislander

Member
Location
bedfordshire
No agreed , they like the sun .
Trouble is with dates moving on and potential yield being knocked as time ticks on the small profit margins we are all working on are getting squeezed, I think there’s some serious discussions that will be needed if nothing gets put in for another 10 days?
 

franklin

New Member
Well, the profit margin for worked ground being left bare are easy to work out. The spring barley is not in here, but I think two weeks is the cut-off. Could be the year where 2t/ac of malting spec, bright barley will pay the bills with no herbicides; one dose of urea; a very basic fungicide regime.
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
Not too late for either spring beans or peas. In 1986 we couldn’t drill s beans till after the Chernobyl disaster (26th April) and that all became a superb crop, harvested October.

Birdseye will be drilling vining peas for at least another month yet. Can’t see why the same wouldn’t apply for combining peas. They must go into good conditions though.

PS we didn’t even know about the disaster for 2 Days after it happened. And were drilling for at least another week after then.

Possibly the reason why the crop was so good was the radiation it received!
 
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Honest john

Member
Location
Fenland
I think it's hard to profit from Peas when drilling conditions are good. Any compaction is a no no. They hate wet feet & you must assume the light land has been planted now.

It's going to be 2nd week of May planting now. Over winter the seed IMO.
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
I think it's hard to profit from Peas when drilling conditions are good. Any compaction is a no no. They hate wet feet & you must assume the light land has been planted now.

It's going to be 2nd week of May planting now. Over winter the seed IMO.
Hope you can keep the rats and mice away from that o’yeared seed.

There is still medium land to be planted with peas near here. The land isn’t even ploughed yet. But these peas will be undersown with grass and end up in the silage clamp for dairy cows. However they have been best left in the bag up to at least now.
 

Honest john

Member
Location
Fenland
Hope you can keep the rats and mice away from that o’yeared seed.

There is still medium land to be planted with peas near here. The land isn’t even ploughed yet. But these peas will be undersown with grass and end up in the silage clamp for dairy cows. However they have been best left in the bag up to at least now.
It's the 1st year in 32 yrs that I don't have Peas to plant. The price is to low for the risk. IMO.
 

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