Spring barley poor germination,

EddieB

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Arable Farmer
Location
Staffs
Not this year, but I had a terrible field of dd spring barley last year. Didn’t know what I was doing, had oats in the cover crop which I didn’t terminate soon enough.
 

robs1

Member
Maybe too early, we have had a good germination as moisture underneath growing like hell now, the only bit that are thinner are where there was oat volunteer that we didnt spray off early enough as it was too wet .
 
Could be too early, we had frosts from planting to well after emergence. Only did it because it had dried out. Since the end of frosts it has had rain every day, some is flooded out .thank God the wheat and beans look good at the moment.
 

Ruston3w

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Location
south suffolk
Was the overdrilled bit of headland better? We keep finding some fields are slow to germinate /patchy but the ground moved twice (albeit only by the drill) is better. It only shows in spring cropping here......tempts me to do a minute amount of cultivation????
 

YELROM

Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Was the overdrilled bit of headland better? We keep finding some fields are slow to germinate /patchy but the ground moved twice (albeit only by the drill) is better. It only shows in spring cropping here......tempts me to do a minute amount of cultivation????
We are finding the same and had a Terrastar on demo this spring, i liked for its simplicity with no packer to bung up and could cover some ground fairly quickly but would worry about it value in a couple of years if we wanted to sell it and also as it 'pecks' a hole about every 6"it left a rough finish which driving on with a tractor is like driving down a cobbled street
The agronomist thinks we need something working shallow with a wing like a Cousins micro wing, i would like to try a Vaderstad Carrier but might be the wrong tool in a wet spring
What is anyone else using
 

redsloe

Member
Location
Cornwall
We are finding the same and had a Terrastar on demo this spring, i liked for its simplicity with no packer to bung up and could cover some ground fairly quickly but would worry about it value in a couple of years if we wanted to sell it and also as it 'pecks' a hole about every 6"it left a rough finish which driving on with a tractor is like driving down a cobbled street
The agronomist thinks we need something working shallow with a wing like a Cousins micro wing, i would like to try a Vaderstad Carrier but might be the wrong tool in a wet spring
What is anyone else using
Going to try short discs for something like that. Not really looking to do too much if necessary.
 

Ruston3w

Member
Location
south suffolk
We have a short disc, partly bought with that job in mind but it doesn't really work as well as you would hope shallower than 3-4"- way more disturbance than I'm after. We have tried a Carrier a couple of times before but found we needed a bigger tractor to pull a trailed machine than I want to run on my fields in the spring.
We are only drilling a relatively small area at any one time and have no road work so I am thinking seriously about a 3.5m mounted Carrier, of course there aren't many sold here so no demonstrator and few used. Anybody here have experience of the mounted version?

Richard.
 

Claas launches new line of Liner rakes

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Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland

Claas has just unveiled three completely new four-rotor rakes with working widths of 15m, 13.6m and 12.7m. These maximum spans widths can be adjusted by 3.40 to 4.90m depending on the model,

Claas telescopic arm

The new range has been designed to offer low transport heights, improved ground-contour following by the rotors, and ease of handling, according to Claas.

Adjustable working width​


One major development are the new telescopic arms which extend and retract by means of a three-stage patented system.

This comprises a ‘C’ profile and slide rails, enabling rapid...
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