Spring cropping plans ?

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
So after the wettest autumn in 100 years for many, slug and pigeon ravaged crops plentiful around the UK what are your plans for the spring on areas still to be drilled or even re drilled ?
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
All winter wheat area now going for spring wheat.
All winter beans destined for spring beans.

After the dismal harvest of last year, and this random season coming forward I'll be glad to start drilling winter crops this Autumn and get back to some sense of normality. Hard to measure yield increases when the weather ruins one harvest and then affects the season following.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
2012/13 will certainly be years to forget for most !

My plan is to plant WW up to end of feb if the conditions come right. failing that Linseed and Beans will be the replacment crop alongside an acreage of spring oats that was planned anyway
 

Jim Bullock

Never Forgotten
Honorary Member
Spring Wheat, Spring OSR and possibly some spring oats - just to reduce the area of spring rape.. I would like to have grown some spring beans, but I do not think our soils will be in a good enough state to grow a half decent crop...
 

shakerator

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
LINCS
spring wheat
spring beans (40t seed in shed)

if getting beans in on 60% clay doesn't become realistic by mid april i will drill them as a cover in may and drill wheat into the green cover in September.
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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