Spring barley advice


Mixed Farmer
I’ve got a drill which will drill seed & fert. Should I drill all the fert In one go it’s what I want to do. They are metered separately but do go in the same place slot. Disc drill any thoughts. Probably going 120kg/n/ha solid fert either 34.5 or 24/8/8/8
Pre drill application here because we are relatively late drilling

if I was drilling early would wait till latter half of March
120 kg of n is a lot in the row could lead to seed damage
when combined drilling in the distant past 20 10 10 and 60 kg of n or dap


Arable Farmer
Last season I tried a 36m tramline of 80kg/ha down the spout and left it at that, standard is 40 down spout the 60-80 on asap (liquid).
my theory was that I could use less because it’s placed better and get low nitrogen’s. The yield and nitrogen’s we’re all the same but I don’t think last year is a good example because it didn’t rain.
I did not see any detrimental affect though


Usually place DAP with the seed .... both go down the same tube to the coulter and have never had a problem. I understood that it was potash that could burn the seed in high amounts ( but could most likely be wrong on that). Usually spread the K on top as it’s needed a bit later. Also think that is is less of a problem in wetter climates of Western Europe mixing seed and fert.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...