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Spring barley in winter oat crop

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by horizontal, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. horizontal

    horizontal Member

    Location:
    Thames Valley
    Finding quite a few spring barley plants in our winter oats now. Other than hand hoeing is there any way I can deal with them in the crop?
     
  2. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Nothing chemical, unless you want to kill the oat crop and keep the barley! What level of contamination are you looking at?
     
  3. shakerator

    shakerator Member

    Location:
    LINCS
    Gone now but imagine Lexus May have done something , was it Lexus class?
     
  4. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Lexus was approved on barley pre em. Anecdotal, since the active has gone.
     
  5. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
    Bulk cleaning with a gravity separater if worth the milling premium?
     
  6. shakerator

    shakerator Member

    Location:
    LINCS
    Indeed but clobbered it post and oats allowed post I think !
    As you say irrelevant but interesting !
     
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  7. horizontal

    horizontal Member

    Location:
    Thames Valley
    Average may be 1 plant per two square metres. But looks more than that. Guessing millers will be very picky this year with so many oats in the ground.
     
  8. Surgery

    Surgery Member

    Location:
    Oxford
    Plenty of stock boys your way , sell it throughout next winter.
     
  9. horizontal

    horizontal Member

    Location:
    Thames Valley
    Not for feed oats price! Difference is >£100/ac. Rather hoe it out!!
     
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  10. shakerator

    shakerator Member

    Location:
    LINCS
    Are there that many planted ?
     
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  11. Widgetone

    Widgetone Member

    Where did the seed come from? ;)
     
  12. No wot

    No wot Member

    Had same problem few yrs back , all you can do is ensure oats get away early in spring and have plenty of canopy cover through out the growing season, too out compete the barley , I found at harvest barley seed was like needles, sold a load at a time and all went for milling ,I may have just been lucky , but it was a worry at the time
     
  13. Less than 1%

    We grew milling wheat min tilled after winter barley years ago never had a single load rejected
    Like there was a lot but less than 1% in the sample
     
  14. horizontal

    horizontal Member

    Location:
    Thames Valley
    Thanks all for responses. I may sleep a little easier having read replies.
     
  15. Hamishws

    Hamishws Member

    I have had a problem in the past with winter barley in oats. The 3c was unintentionally delayed which meant the barley was out in ear by the time it went on, it was still a safe timing for the oats. There was hardly any barley in then sample, most grain sites on the barley were blind.
     
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