Triton direct seed drill

Spring wheat. Ploughed, pressed, Triton, rolled. After maize. Doesn’t look great to be honest and can see the wheel marks from the press.
 

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Spring wheat direct into a mustard cover crop.
 

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Nelson winter wheat sown direct into spring wheat stubble 15/11/20.
 

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Some upto date pics.

1-2 winter wheat

2-4 wet hole as shown in pic 5, but today.
 

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Turnips going in for grazing.
 

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@warksfarmer any further update on how triton drilled crops performed?
Very average to be honest. Milling wheat looks to have all made group 1 spec but has yielded an average of 3.3t/ac. Highest yield we saw was 3.5t/acre.
Spring wheat has been very variable though but again it looks like it’s made group 1. Yields from 2.7t/ac right up to an amazing 4t/ac. Averaged 3.5t/ac and don’t ask me how because I’ve no idea. Grass has done 3t/ac of hay 1st cut and 2t/ac 2nd cut but it’s been down 4 years and the Triton over seeded it nearly 2 years ago.

So all in all nothing spectacular. Although we had a small bit of combi drilled spring wheat as a comparison in a Triton field and that yielded 1.5t/ac as I think the power Harrow removed the moisture in the spring as it was always visibly behind.
 

alomy75

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Very average to be honest. Milling wheat looks to have all made group 1 spec but has yielded an average of 3.3t/ac. Highest yield we saw was 3.5t/acre.
Spring wheat has been very variable though but again it looks like it’s made group 1. Yields from 2.7t/ac right up to an amazing 4t/ac. Averaged 3.5t/ac and don’t ask me how because I’ve no idea. Grass has done 3t/ac of hay 1st cut and 2t/ac 2nd cut but it’s been down 4 years and the Triton over seeded it nearly 2 years ago.

So all in all nothing spectacular. Although we had a small bit of combi drilled spring wheat as a comparison in a Triton field and that yielded 1.5t/ac as I think the power Harrow removed the moisture in the spring as it was always visibly behind.
Spring Wheat has definitely done the business here this year too. But ergot is an issue else it really would make you wonder in this new financial landscape whether we should be growing more of it and taking the better margins and grassweed control 🤷‍♂️
 

Kingston

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Very average to be honest. Milling wheat looks to have all made group 1 spec but has yielded an average of 3.3t/ac. Highest yield we saw was 3.5t/acre.
Spring wheat has been very variable though but again it looks like it’s made group 1. Yields from 2.7t/ac right up to an amazing 4t/ac. Averaged 3.5t/ac and don’t ask me how because I’ve no idea. Grass has done 3t/ac of hay 1st cut and 2t/ac 2nd cut but it’s been down 4 years and the Triton over seeded it nearly 2 years ago.

So all in all nothing spectacular. Although we had a small bit of combi drilled spring wheat as a comparison in a Triton field and that yielded 1.5t/ac as I think the power Harrow removed the moisture in the spring as it was always visibly behind.
Average but no disaster! Second difficult year on the bounce here with heavy poorly drained land meaning disappointing establishment, yields and plenty of blackgrass seed return. Interested in their idea of Nov drilling on heavy land for bg, did you try drilling late?
 
Average but no disaster! Second difficult year on the bounce here with heavy poorly drained land meaning disappointing establishment, yields and plenty of blackgrass seed return. Interested in their idea of Nov drilling on heavy land for bg, did you try drilling late?

Yes we don’t start drilling till the end of oct and the main reason the Triton is here.
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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