Spring drilling 2021

JCfarmer

Member
Location
warks
Have I missed this thread or has no one started?
Mucked 2 weeks ago.
Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today.
Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes:
This is for spring barley.
How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
Got 160 acre in since Saturday but I've caught up with myself so currently spreading fert on the other 180 acre so I can get on drilling tomorrow again .

It's getting very dry here but everything was ploughed in the last 3 weeks .
 
Seed only came last week, pulled cultivator through 1 field today, sheep still on the rape/turnips on the other, probably off tomorrow then it’s to muck and plough, will probably need a couple of good drying days before it can be worked, oats turned up this morning for 30ac puddles still in places on it 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
Got 160 acre in since Saturday but I've caught up with myself so currently spreading fert on the other 180 acre so I can get on drilling tomorrow again .

It's getting very dry here but everything was ploughed in the last 3 weeks .
How many acres ploughed last 3 weeks?
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
I might look at it in early April, if it warms up a bit.

So many pheasants left grazing here by the local winkers just now that it needs to hit the ground running.😡

There might need to be a little out of season shooting done if they don’t behave, and if I get barley drilled before the neighbour starts filling his lamb creeps.
 

EddieB

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Staffs
Barley in last week.
The pea seed arrived today, getting itchy feet but might leave until next week?
Linseed and quinoa, I will wait until it’s a bit warmer, aiming for 1st or 2nd week in April weather depending.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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