What starter fertilizer to use for spring barley?

Location
N.Yorkshire
Looking to direct drill spring barley into cover crops this next year and was wondering if to apply a starter fertilizer and what mix people are using? The drill doesnt currently have the capability but its something we are looking at. Thank you.
 

Shutesy

Moderator
Location
Stansted
Looking to direct drill spring barley into cover crops this next year and was wondering if to apply a starter fertilizer and what mix people are using? The drill doesn't currently have the capability but its something we are looking at. Thank you.
We use Omex 14-7-7 @200l/ha when drilling S Barley, made a noticeable difference at establishment! You may be talking about solid fert though in which case ignore this post :D
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
I use liquid fertiliser through the sprayer onto the stubble before mixing it in with the drill. N32 9.4 SO3 giving 60 kg/ha N. If I had the capability to do so, I'd use 160 kg/ha DAP down the spout for any spring crop or w osr. Obviously not on pulses.
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
If you're already a liquid user then IMO it's an easier setup. No bulk solids to eat the machine unless you get a pipe leak & pumping liquid is easy when filling up rather than having a massive front hopper for solid. There are a few liquid users on direct drills. There was a thread running on this recently in here. What drill do you have?
 

phil

Member
Location
Wexford
Looking to direct drill spring barley into cover crops this next year and was wondering if to apply a starter fertilizer and what mix people are using? The drill doesnt currently have the capability but its something we are looking at. Thank you.
If solid Dap 18-46-0
Or if possible a 50:50 blend of sulphate of ammonia and dap
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
6m Moore drill, we do use liquid N but not quite sure where’s the best place to apply the Liquid n as with solid it looks easier to place with the seed.
On, in or as close to the slot as possible. Perhaps too close to the seed might risk scorch but I think it would be diluted by capillary action by the time the seed actually chitted.
 

Rihards

Member
Location
Latvia
If you're already a liquid user then IMO it's an easier setup. No bulk solids to eat the machine unless you get a pipe leak & pumping liquid is easy when filling up rather than having a massive front hopper for solid. There are a few liquid users on direct drills. There was a thread running on this recently in here. What drill do you have?
Its maybe easier setup but it will bring with itself also more complicated logistic to laad grain and the same time liquid fert :scratchhead:
 

Rihards

Member
Location
Latvia
You guys are Lucky with many available option on marķēt, here we Can get just one liquid bland npk 9 9 9, as we usualy are on wery low P and K in soil high fert rate makes all to complicated compared with granulated
 
I used 160kg DAP, on 150mm spacings cross slot. The thing id really like to have is the ability to seed coat mn, cu and zn for spring crops.

I figure any left over P from dap is never a bad thing,

My dream seeder with coulter and independant tines would have liquid system.

Ant...
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
You guys are Lucky with many available option on marķēt, here we Can get just one liquid bland npk 9 9 9, as we usualy are on wery low P and K in soil high fert rate makes all to complicated compared with granulated
Have you got the shed space, cash for the tanks, labour & time to make your own liquid fertiliser?
 

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