What % of your winter wheat is sown?

What % of your winter wheat has been sown

  • 0-20%

    Votes: 100 29.4%
  • 21-40%

    Votes: 31 9.1%
  • 41-60%

    Votes: 38 11.2%
  • 61-80%

    Votes: 37 10.9%
  • 81-90%

    Votes: 23 6.8%
  • 91-100%

    Votes: 106 31.2%
  • North East

    Votes: 41 12.1%
  • North West

    Votes: 15 4.4%
  • West Midlands

    Votes: 48 14.1%
  • East Midlands

    Votes: 60 17.6%
  • South West

    Votes: 51 15.0%
  • South East

    Votes: 30 8.8%
  • Scotland

    Votes: 17 5.0%
  • Wales

    Votes: 8 2.4%
  • East Anglia

    Votes: 46 13.5%
  • Northern Ireland

    Votes: 4 1.2%
  • September

    Votes: 25 7.4%
  • October

    Votes: 95 27.9%
  • November

    Votes: 46 13.5%
  • December

    Votes: 14 4.1%
  • January

    Votes: 17 5.0%
  • February

    Votes: 30 8.8%

  • Total voters
    340

Brisel

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Dorset
In response to the widely vilified AHDB and grain merchant opinions on how much wheat has been sown, I thought I'd start this poll. Remember to select your region as well as your % of planned winter wheat sown.

One choice for %, one choice for region and one for the month sown (for the majority or average) to give an idea of possible yield potential. I'm not asking what the condition is, though feel free to discuss. Perhaps another thread and poll on % sown but not viable or severely limited potential?
 
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Brisel

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Dorset
Might be missing acreages per producer
ie 20% planted of 300 acres of corn is not
comparible to 80 % planted of a 3000 acre grower.
That's true, but I've already got 3 options in there. I'll have a go at adding a forth, so for those of you who've already voted, please reread and add the extra choice. I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible & linking a low % with a big grower isn't possible unless there's a way of making a table with each voter (anonymously), area, region and % with a "sort" option like a spreadsheet so you can look at the rankings. That's overly complicated and well beyond my IT skills, especially if it involves hosting a spreadsheet remotely and linking a RSS feed to show the results here!

Moderators, can I have more than 1 poll in a thread so we're looking at 2 parameters at once to draw better conclusions from? I've also put N Ireland in twice when I meant to add East Anglia and can't delete it without scrapping the entire poll and starting again - how do I tidy that up? @Clive @JP1 @Chris F @Shutesy @Rob Holmes ?
 
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Hindsight

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Location
Lincolnshire
Might be missing acreages per producer
ie 20% planted of 300 acres of wheat is not
comparable to 80 % planted of a 3000 acre grower.
Ah, you are now finding out why surveys take some constructing to produce reliable data!! You will need also to quantify viability of what is sown. I can take you to several fields here in Lincolnshire with very variable viability.

But a good thread that will lead to much debate, some information, most likely self selecting respondents and possibly little true effective result!?

But good fun.. Best wishes.
 

Brisel

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Location
Dorset
Ah, you are now finding out why surveys take some constructing to produce reliable data!! You will need also to quantify viability of what is sown. I can take you to several fields here in Lincolnshire with very variable viability.

But a good thread that will lead to much debate, some information, most likely self selecting respondents and possibly little true effective result!?

But good fun.. Best wishes.
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Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I had planned about 360 acres of wheat this year so just under 90% planted. Started drilling in late October finished end of January, this was plan Z. Have ground that was going into grass that was too wet to touch so put grass behind maize instead of wheat, this has led me to having double the second wheat I planned. The January wheat is second wheat instead of maize but at least its in the ground. I will have plenty of maize next year.

My direct drilled after maize wheat looks great. the rest the headlands are a bit thin with one small flooded field looking rubbish.

BG
 

bankrupt

Member
Location
EX17/20
"What % of your winter wheat has been sown?"

Can't help you much there, Brisel.

"Sown" is a 4 letter word with a variety of meanings.

For example, the AHBD definition seems to approximate to how just much seed has been delivered and paid for.

Plus that invoiced by FSS cleaners.
 

T Hectares

Member
Location
Berkshire
"What % of your winter wheat has been sown?"

"Sown" is a 4 letter word with a variety of meanings.

For example, the AHBD definition seems to approximate to how much seed has been delivered and paid for.

Or invoiced.
Yes, it will be several months until a clearer picture has emerged, acres sown v acres harvested will be somewhat different and what percentage has been drilled from Jan to Feb will all lead to a lower wheat harvest than this report suggests
 
Voted 90-100% in East Midlands.

Actually drilled 115% of wheat max as i already had known bottom headland losses etc by mid nov.

Today ...
40% is Hanslope clay and 95% is viable
50% is impermeable evil clay and 50-60% is viable...and what is viable is mostly poor or very poor
10% is loamy clay where 80% is viable (and good) and rest flooded / capped
 

bankrupt

Member
Location
EX17/20
Voted 90-100% in East Midlands.

Actually drilled 115% of wheat max as i already had known bottom headland losses etc by mid nov.

Today ...
40% is Hanslope clay and 95% is viable
50% is impermeable evil clay and 50-60% is viable...and what is viable is mostly poor or very poor
10% is loamy clay where 80% is viable (and good) and rest flooded / capped
So, that's 115% to get 91%.

An enormous and an impressive effort, but still a fail on the AHDB scale.
 
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