Sugar Beet 2020

Laggard

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Something is having a nibble
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robbie

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BASIS
Had the guidance leaflet from BBRO on herbicide timings.
Don’t spray if there has been wind damage, high uv levels, wide variation in day/ night temps, frost or anything else stressing the crop.
So never spray it this year then.
That’s advisers for you.;)
It's called arse covering, I was thinking exactly the same. Spraying this year is going to be a right nightmare especially as I haven't got my get out of jail free card of maxpro. Straight phen isn't going to give me the flexibility maxpro used to.
 

Kam

Member
Location
West Suffolk
It's called arse covering, I was thinking exactly the same. Spraying this year is going to be a right nightmare especially as I haven't got my get out of jail free card of maxpro. Straight phen isn't going to give me the flexibility maxpro used to.

Just curios as to why you didn't buy a stock of maxxPro before it was withdrawn? I have my requirements in the shed.
 

robbie

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BASIS
No cap here but I have got trouble with bloddy skylark coming out of an adjacent crop of winter barley and nipping the leaves of in places they've done a full 12 rows[emoji35]

The beet here just aren't moving they desperately need a good rain.
 

Farmer T

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Location
East Midlands
Had the guidance leaflet from BBRO on herbicide timings.
Don’t spray if there has been wind damage, high uv levels, wide variation in day/ night temps, frost or anything else stressing the crop.
So never spray it this year then.
That’s advisers for you.;)

I was confused by this message. Especially given the cost to levy payers to post this out ?‍♂️
 

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
No cap here but I have got trouble with bloddy skylark coming out of an adjacent crop of winter barley and nipping the leaves of in places they've done a full 12 rows[emoji35]

The beet here just aren't moving they desperately need a good rain.

Have you tried putting a few trays of water out in the field for the skylarks? That’s what my fields man told me to do. They are looking for a drink apparently, not the leaves themselves.
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
Have you tried putting a few trays of water out in the field for the skylarks? That’s what my fields man told me to do. They are looking for a drink apparently, not the leaves themselves.
That's on my list of jobs to do. I'd always bee led to believe it's the moisture they want.
Its lovely having a healthy population of them and I do love to hear them high up in the sky singing away but at this time of the year they're a pain in the bum.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Hares nibble a few off.

First pair true leaves struggling to develop here. Plants look a bit yellow from stress and herbicide. Minerals would help but wind won’t drop. Constant 20 mph gusting 35 here. Tiresome, but not blowing the sand in a big way yet. Horse manure and rough seedbed generally holding it.
My worst area is a very knobbly bit of clay that I didn’t work down fine enough. Nothing there at all other than split seed coatings and dried out seedlings. About 2 acres out of 20. Might redrill after working it down but it would need a good rain to get it going as it’s dry as a bone. Don’t know if it’s worth the bother and running on ones that have emerged.
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



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