Soya 2019

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
The soya has gone in and pre em is on and rain on the horizon so happy .
This year I will try to do weekly updates and keep you informed on how it is going and what most want to know is how it stacks up in the end .
This year it is 16.20 HA
not true dd as we did try a very light cultivation 1-1/2 - 2 inches deep max in the early spring to get another flush of weeds did roll a couple of times to consolidate it again

Drilled with a pillarlaser disc hoe drill and raked and rolled straight behind.
Pre em nirvana @3.5 lts Ha in 200lts of water.
soil chalk down land
P INDEX 3
K INDEX 3.
Tested prior to planting .
Seed rate 142 kg ha 166 tgw .
 

Digger73

New Member
Location
Fenland
Drilled our soya yesterday. Weaving sabre tine drill 16.18 ha across three fields. One field straight into a lightly disced in sept failed rape crop. Two following potatoes lifted in Nov fields ploughed then pressed twice in Feb. Seedrate 133kg/ha. Second year growing for us on black fenland just outside Whittlesey Cambridgeshire. Fields were rolled and pre emed yesterday now getting a useful soaking.
 

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
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A Soya update 24/5/ 19.
Soya is up in the rows now and looking ok .It was a good job we had rain last weekend as since then it has moved on a lot . Pigeons and rooks are a bit of a pain . We have scarecrows rope bangers and a gas gun out there and seem to be able to keep them off most of the time .
 

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
Well your keepers ought to be doing more as if they ain't got enough to do already.
Up to 4 pairs of English partridge on here now tell them to keep sending them over
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
Well your keepers ought to be doing more as if they ain't got enough to do already.
Up to 4 pairs of English partridge on here now tell them to keep sending them over
You've got 3 neighbours actively encouraging greys now - glad to see some are moving around
 

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
Well the soya is now romping on and looking not too bad just put the post em broadleaved weed spray on this evening when it cooled down. I would of liked it on last week but as it was barmy weather thought it would be kinder on the crop to wait and in places weed control might be compromised a bit as hard to get it through the canopy .
Here are couple of pictures as I was spraying tonight
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soya 2719.jpg
 

Wheatland

Member
Location
Shropshire
Thanks for posting the pictures @tw15 . I planted some for another forum member. It's not as advanced as yours and I think it's been held back by the wet and cold weather in June as it's on fairly exposed fields.
 

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
Its funny old stuff and it doe's take a while to get going but once its gets a couple of sets of trifoliate leaves it romps away . with plenty of soil moisture and heat .
 

tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
Looking good .
What is this " plenty of soil moisture " you speak of ?
Have had plenty of rain up till the middle of June and soil moisture levels are good . Been lovely and dry for hay making . To be honest for most crops now around here if it was dry till August it won't hurt them , the soya would like a drink in that time .
 

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