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.

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.

Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my colleagues will be answering your questions about our work including the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Farming in Protected Landscapes, and our test and trials.

We’ll try to answer at least 15 of your top voted questions, so please vote on the questions you’d most like me to answer.

You can read more about our Future Farming policy on our blog.

I’ve answered some of your questions previously: you can watch the videos on...