State of your crops -2022

Minesapint

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Location
Oxon
Some of my crops are a in bit of a state - blackgrass, 'kin stuff. If wheat was not worth so much I would be spraying off 10%
More BG here than for 10 yrs. Late drilled, and full autumn programme of residuals, but too dry and warm over winter for them to work well. Have certainly gone backwards, and it’s showing in fields that have been clean for several years. Tried some Atlantis for the first time in 7 years…..it’s still resistant☹️
 
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North Notts
Don’t worry you’re not the only one
 

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robbie

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Spring triticale drilled middle of April after failed osr and drilled into heath fluff is doing ok.
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JB Diego is still doing ok, like everything it could do with an inch of rain but it's holding on in there, looks full of potential and is disease with strobe at T0, 0.8 ascra plus 0.3 teb at T1.
Any spray misses are yellow and nearly dead now.
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Cassia.😍
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AB 9 into similar but slightly lighter land that the triticale was drilled into.
 

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ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Some of my crops are a in bit of a state - blackgrass, 'kin stuff. If wheat was not worth so much I would be spraying off 10%
We’ve got some. All drilled September and some second wheat. But only a small amount that will harm yield. We are much better than we were 5 years ago. Plenty round here seem to be much worse.
We’re just trying to keep it at an economic level. It’s been here for 70 years on this soil.
I was getting annoyed about it the other day and someone I farm for told me to stop worrying about it and get over my ego/pride.
I don’t think it’s financially viable to try and completely get rid of it. I’ve sprayed areas off in the past and it really hasn’t made much difference.
basically if you have winter crops it’s Ll gamble as to whether the residuals work well or not.
we have lost more money trying to drill Everything in the last two weeks of October through bad crops or no crops in attempt to get a perfect farm than we ever have through slightly messy looking crops
edit: low fixed cost base means double breaks of spring cereal is still very profitable, add in countryside stewardship cover crop payment and carbon selling it becomes a No brainier. All our messy wheat this year, which will make us a fortune and grown with cheap fert will go into spring barley, and then spring oats or winter beans which will be grown with much less but more expensive fert.
 
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ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Worst year for bg in ages. It's made me quite cross as until now I'd very much been "winning".
It’s absolute pot luck on how well the residuals work for winter crops.
I kept reading in the farming press the last 6 months people saying what a great job they had done this year and I thought that these people obviously haven’t been looking properly. This thread and looking around the countryside has proved I was right (from looking at my own crops!!)
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
This is mostly spring stuff. Very dry Feb march, cracked ground, late flush. It's taxing my roguing enthusiasm - I'll swap some ab6 around to the worst field, and mark two down for Mr Plough and some winter beans.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
This is mostly spring stuff. Very dry Feb march, cracked ground, late flush. It's taxing my roguing enthusiasm - I'll swap some ab6 around to the worst field, and mark two down for Mr Plough and some winter beans.
We actually ploughed three fields on one farm. Mainly because the landowner wanted winter beans and not spring oats despite beans having been well over done. They just rotted in may at the root and filled up with BG so had no choice but to try and reset it. It’s done an okay job but the other field of wheat on that farm was zero tilled 5th cereal and looks better.
on a more positive note, this malting winter barley looks mega.
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Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
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Spring triticale drilled middle of April after failed osr and drilled into heath fluff is doing ok.
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JB Diego is still doing ok, like everything it could do with an inch of rain but it's holding on in there, looks full of potential and is disease with strobe at T0, 0.8 ascra plus 0.3 teb at T1.
Any spray misses are yellow and nearly dead now.
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Cassia.😍
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AB 9 into similar but slightly lighter land that the triticale was drilled into.
Just starting 2 nd round robbie ,hard going , keeping 4 going and laying a few pipes totwo fields that have no hydrants ,they are getting them this winter ,another 100 k on irrigation planned ,
 

fudge

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire.
Thin wheat getting T2. Or rather part of it.
Yes this is how it is with many crops in this area some very good a lot more looking thin. Very little rain since mid March until recently here means fewer ears than normal in many places. We always have some bg but I have more clean looking fields than usual. On the bright side Rape and spring beans looking good so far.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Yes this is how it is with many crops in this area some very good a lot more looking thin. Very little rain since mid March until recently here means fewer ears than normal in many places. We always have some bg but I have more clean looking fields than usual. On the bright side Rape and spring beans looking good so far.

Its thin because we drilled late and I didnt get the seed rate upped appropriately for how long it took to come out of the soil. Its a nice crop. Few springs of BG but its not been ploughed in a while so its top of the list for roguing as id like it in with second wheat. The headlands look about what id expect a normal crop, but only as they had closer to 400kg/ha of seed to use the last bag up. If Id followed the rule of keeping adding 25kg per week then thats about where I should have been for the whole field. But then Id be overly smug and you have to have at least one cockup a year.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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