Skyfall

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
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PE15
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Anyone else disappointed with there Skyfall this year ?
First wheats struggling to do 7.5t/ha, good plant, 76 bushel weight, but really short ears.

Heard yesterday the local Hutchinson's trial site it wasn't the best either but seen no info to confirm.
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Be grateful.....
once I was an arable farmer (with sheep) and had the misfortune to grow an outstanding crop of wheat .. nudging 3.5t/ac back in 1986.
Thought to myself “I’ll have some of that” and put 90% of my WW in to that variety the next drilling season.

No wonder I am bald and wrinkled






Oh, name of that variety?

Moulin
Yield in ‘87? About 250kg/Ha
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Be grateful.....
once I was an arable farmer (with sheep) and had the misfortune to grow an outstanding crop of wheat .. nudging 3.5t/ac back in 1986.
Thought to myself “I’ll have some of that” and put 90% of my WW in to that variety the next drilling season.

No wonder I am bald and wrinkled






Oh, name of that variety?

Moulin
Yield in ‘87? About 250kg/Ha
Sadly, you were not the only one, had about 400 out of my new 600 acre farm in that. Did not need my new grain store!
 

Jerry

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
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Anyone else disappointed with there Skyfall this year ?
First wheats struggling to do 7.5t/ha, good plant, 76 bushel weight, but really short ears.

Heard yesterday the local Hutchinson's trial site it wasn't the best either but seen no info to confirm.

two fields side by side cut last night.

One Graham, other skyfall. Both looked great all year. Graham far better sample, more straw by 50% and yielded about a tone more.

Git one more field of feed skyfall to cut sand expecting the same results. Also got 25 acres more to cut on a seed contract. 😬
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Sadly, you were not the only one, had about 400 out of my new 600 acre farm in that. Did not need my new grain store!

Moulin , 27 /ac field total yield 3ton😪😪😪 , mid Sept sown , always grown an established variety since and let everyone else do the experimenting

If it wasn’t for the old man chipping in some dough, I would have been finished.
Worst if it was, NFU wouldn’t fight a test case and Oliver bloody Walston was all over the press saying “Oh Dear, How sad, Never mind” .... which is fine for an established farmer on 3000 acres (lot of land in the 80s) but cruel on a newbie trying to get on
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Agronomist was saying a fortnight ago that something a bit weird was happening with Skyfall, at the same time we were discussing Extase.
Fortunately we missed Moulin, Gramp was far too conservative to try anything new fangled, I fancy we were still growing Huntsman until about 1992...
 

snipe

Member
Location
west yorkshire
Our best crops this year have been sky fall. No record breakers but 4t. our zyatt has been disappointing after looking excellent all year, short heads and not fill the top of the ear. Looks a bit black. 1st wheat doing about 3.7t
 

richard hammond

Member
BASIS
Be grateful.....
once I was an arable farmer (with sheep) and had the misfortune to grow an outstanding crop of wheat .. nudging 3.5t/ac back in 1986.
Thought to myself “I’ll have some of that” and put 90% of my WW in to that variety the next drilling season.

No wonder I am bald and wrinkled






Oh, name of that variety?

Moulin
Yield in ‘87? About 250kg/Ha
All your Eggs in One Baskets is a good saying, I advise always grow a good mix of varieties "obviously in the same grouping, (at least 3-4 varieties)
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
All your Eggs in One Baskets is a good saying, I advise always grow a good mix of varieties "obviously in the same grouping, (at least 3-4 varieties)
So what would you grow on fertile silts ,and black
monterey has always done well ,should of kept some back to grow for seed ,firefly has not performed like monterey ,
skyfall seems to do well on moderate land , but wont perform on the silts , like others,
 

richard hammond

Member
BASIS
Well yes. It was a hard lesson learnt but the yield from Moulin the year before was streets ahead of other varieties at the time
As was a Variety from Frontier called i think Shogun many years ago, I had a grower who did very well one year then put in a very large% of their cereal acreage the following year for it to bum out totally, but not as bad as Moulin!! I learnt a lesson 25-30 years ago spread your risk!!!
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Be grateful.....
once I was an arable farmer (with sheep) and had the misfortune to grow an outstanding crop of wheat .. nudging 3.5t/ac back in 1986.
Thought to myself “I’ll have some of that” and put 90% of my WW in to that variety the next drilling season.

No wonder I am bald and wrinkled






Oh, name of that variety?

Moulin
Yield in ‘87? About 250kg/Ha
Wow , you picked the worst pony in history to jump upon . that is severe bad luck
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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