Spring barley looking poor...

Selectamatic

Member
Location
North Wales
Some of the stuff i've sown is, some is ok, some is terrible!

It looks like i've sown it too thin, but I've not, it is desperate for a good downpour, I was thinking while driving from them earlier, there's not been drop of proper rain since they went in the ground.

How's yours looking?
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Ours needs a good soak soon, its struggling tbh.

Peas are as well , plus if this cold snap comes they could well fail completely.

All part of the job though we will take it as it comes....
 

Castlemaine

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Arable Farmer
Location
North bucks
Same here , looks very patchy and have regrets drilling some , of course where it’s thin BG has managed to grow and will romp away without competition ffs
 

Happy

Member
Location
Scotland
Some of the stuff i've sown is, some is ok, some is terrible!

It looks like i've sown it too thin, but I've not, it is desperate for a good downpour, I was thinking while driving from them earlier, there's not been drop of proper rain since they went in the ground.

How's yours looking?
Same here.
Heavy ground sown a month ago looks awful. Some of it just germinated a week ago when it got the only 2mm it’s had.
Seem to have missed all the rain. Lots forecast last night which came to nothing yet again :(
Reckon it’s had it now going by forecast for the next week.
 

Alwaysinit

Member
Arable Farmer
I'm in the same boat here, spring barley on the clay as it was far too wet to get a winter crop in.
Looking at putting something on it just to help it out a bit, (I know there is no substitude for moisture but thats not looking likely)
Came across the Yara vita range, anyone with experience of the croplift pro?
I've no idea of cost but thought I would ask here first before getting on the phone tomorrow.
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Flat 10

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Location
Fen Edge
I'm in the same boat here, spring barley on the clay as it was far too wet to get a winter crop in.
Looking at putting something on it just to help it out a bit, (I know there is no substitude for moisture but thats not looking likely)
Came across the Yara vita range, anyone with experience of the croplift pro?
I've no idea of cost but thought I would ask here first before getting on the phone tomorrow.View attachment 877415View attachment 877416
Its like miracle grow. Good and cheap for the garden. I believe spud growers use it sometimes. i've used it odd times and I think it works but whether its worth the cost is another matter.
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
Some of the stuff i've sown is, some is ok, some is terrible!

It looks like i've sown it too thin, but I've not, it is desperate for a good downpour, I was thinking while driving from them earlier, there's not been drop of proper rain since they went in the ground.

How's yours looking?
If you have rolled it and fertilised it and sloshed a bit of Mn you can't do much else.
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
I'm in the same boat here, spring barley on the clay as it was far too wet to get a winter crop in.
Looking at putting something on it just to help it out a bit, (I know there is no substitude for moisture but thats not looking likely)
Came across the Yara vita range, anyone with experience of the croplift pro?
I've no idea of cost but thought I would ask here first before getting on the phone tomorrow.View attachment 877415View attachment 877416
In my experience these muck and magic potions are a bit of a waste of time.

If you do apply any. Leave a untreated area, so we/you can see the benefits

I saw another thread somebody was applying something similar to grass.

The rain this weekend has transformed spring barley around here. Everything a nice dark shade of green.
 

Jimbo

Member
Location
The kingdom
In my experience these muck and magic potions are a bit of a waste of time.

If you do apply any. Leave a untreated area, so we/you can see the benefits

I saw another thread somebody was applying something similar to grass.

The rain this weekend has transformed spring barley around here. Everything a nice dark shade of green.
lucky you . Our forcast heavy rain turned out to be 3mm !
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Came across the Yara vita range, anyone with experience of the croplift pro?
I've no idea of cost but thought I would ask here first before getting on the phone tomorrow.View attachment 877415View attachment 877416
The label recommendation for CropliftPro is 2.5 to 5kg/ha.
I'd be tempted to home brew the same analysis with 1kg of urea/ha, 5kg EpsoTop, 2L MnSO4, 40g/ha CuSO4, 20g/ha ZnSO4, and some SoP. I'm guessing the P and Ammonia N comes from comes from DAP?
Bucket test before you turn the tank to concrete, and knapsack a few square yards in the corner of the field to test ?
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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