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Spring Barley drill date

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Verity92, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Devon James

    Devon James Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Late night and finishing oats on this farm now then back to barley on the next. Maize drill out next Tuesday. Combi drill going. Nice to see the countryside perking up with grass growing hedges greening up 20180420_101122.jpg
     
  2. jakeboy

    jakeboy Member

    Location:
    somerset
    Haven’t finished yet! Drilled some last week! Dry bed! Rain this week, so looks likely early May finnish?
    Drilled early April last year, drought caught it! Languished for weeks recovered but wasn’t the best?
    Mystic Meg I guess would help?
    Reckon later here works better on Average we have drilled second week in May before had a decent crop.
     
  3. thought you guys in england would be finished up? weve bn going the last 5 days solid
     
  4. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

    Location:
    Stansted
    Amazing as it is, England is quite a big place so the weather varies a bit from east to west and north to south :rolleyes: So there's probably still some waiting for land to dry, others may have finished. We finished spring drilling yesterday. Barley drilled last weds afternoon is poking through this morning, will be in rows tomorrow!
     
  5. scholland

    scholland Member

    Location:
    ze3
    Bit of fert on. DSC_0052.JPG DSC_0049.JPG
     
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  6. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Lovely view!!!
     
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  7. Wombat

    Wombat Member

    Location:
    East yorks
    The stuff drilled Monday evening has just struck so should be in rows next week I hope. The stuff drilled Friday is a bit slower as much more knotty and drier

    Drilled the same week last year and did 2.75t/a even with the few drier months
     
  8. Goffer

    Goffer Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Written off chance of anymore s barely getting drilled 22 mm last night looks like fallowing last 50 ac
     
  9. Verity92

    Verity92 Member

    Location:
    W. Yorkshire
    I wish I had some of that rain
     
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  10. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    Had a look at our SB today, having never grown it before I was surprised how many tillers it has produced.
    D3C49C6D-C51E-4F23-B527-85D8E3E58411.jpeg

    Or is that not many?
     
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  11. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Nice. Maybe you were right with your low seed rate after all (y)
     
  12. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    Thanks, it does look thick in the field. Hope I can keep on top of the manganese for it. Very black Fen in places.
     
  13. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    You know this but barley and black fen is :hungover:
    Lets hope it doesn't go flat (y)
     
  14. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    Don’t think I’ll put any N on it!
     
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  15. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    If you haven’t already I wouldn’t bother
     
  16. this year lesson so far is never drill when it is not dry enough
    just because the drill will do it wait till it is dry enough
    a week later but better conditions makes no difference we will see after harvest

    last year earlier planted crops were slower to grow and had green tillers into September
     
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  17. balerman

    balerman Member

    Location:
    N Devon
    True,but this year you needed to get on as soon as you could cos ground has dried right out on top and later drilled crops not combi drilled have suffered.First field I drilled on 13th April is looking superb,later ones 20th april,not so good.First time using ph/drill and really glad of it this year.
     
  18. Douglasmn

    Douglasmn Member

    What seed rate did you use? Went at over 200hg/ha here and wouldn't want any less
     
  19. For barley aim is 1000 heads so late planting for yield needs 500 seeds at 2 per plant

    My latest for yield had 350 kg seed

    In 2013 the latest planted with high seed rate yielded well where establishment was good
    N needs to be on before drilling once April is here
     
  20. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    160 kg/ha
     

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