Thinking out loud

Bare with me ......... we’ve some extremely bad header losses in spring wheat due to half the plants brackled over. Vario is fully out, reel up, slow forward speed, header on the deck etc. We can’t do anything about it.

If we very lightly disced the stubble with the view of getting a ‘wheat‘ chit asap from the heads and then followed it up with drilling some winter wheat seed would the spring wheat germinate and survive?

I’m just trying to make something good out of a bad situation if that makes sense. I think we’ve potentially got 25% of the heads on the deck which isn’t ideal. We don’t have a draper type header and need to keep cutting as there’s still plenty to do.

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...