Wheat blend problem

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Started on a farm in feb and they have been growing a blend of kerrin, crispin and gleam. I’ve sent a few loads into central store and the bushel is really low. The crops look good but aren’t yielding as much as they look.
Bushels around 68.
Had t0 teb, t1 .8 ascra, t2 1l revystar, t3 azoxy + teb.
I found it really hard to time these properly because of different growth stages.
What else could have caused this, is it the varieties?
Our own wheat extase, Costello, Siskin which were treated similarly but less fungicide are all in central store with weights of 76-82, the gleam was slightly lower at 72-75.
Drilling dates a spread from mid September until end of October for all aforementioned crops.
Really need to get to the bottom of this..
 

nev12345

Member
Adam, our best looking crops have the lowest bushel, just insufficient radiation to fill the grain properly as we kept them green until the bitter end. Very thick first wheats that I thought were a dead cert for 11t/ha are yielding more or less the same as our much thinner second wheats at c.9.25t/ha but the difference is in bushel weight
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Adam, our best looking crops have the lowest bushel, just insufficient radiation to fill the grain properly as we kept them green until the bitter end. Very thick first wheats that I thought were a dead cert for 11t/ha are yielding more or less the same as our much thinner second wheats at c.9.25t/ha but the difference is in bushel weight
Yes I’ve seen and observed this too. But the blend seems to be extraordinarily low. Just had two loads which have hit 70.
 

robs1

Member
Yes I’ve seen and observed this too. But the blend seems to be extraordinarily low. Just had two loads which have hit 70.
Do you know if there is a history of low bushels on that farm, our area seems to suffer from it, regardless of what we do and whether it's a high or low yield year we are lucky to not get loads under 72 and I've never had any over 76 even with costello
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Do you know if there is a history of low bushels on that farm, our area seems to suffer from it, regardless of what we do and whether it's a high or low yield year we are lucky to not get loads under 72 and I've never had any over 76 even with costello
Don’t see why there should be. And don’t believe there has been a historical issue. It’s a big unit only down the road from us.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
68 is not uncommon for us this year on crops that in June I thought would do 11t/ha+. We have had a load or two at 67!
The thing is I have the comparison to the other single varieties we grow and they have all been much better no matter when they were drilled.
 

shakerator

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
LINCS
Started on a farm in feb and they have been growing a blend of kerrin, crispin and gleam. I’ve sent a few loads into central store and the bushel is really low. The crops look good but aren’t yielding as much as they look.
Bushels around 68.
Had t0 teb, t1 .8 ascra, t2 1l revystar, t3 azoxy + teb.
I found it really hard to time these properly because of different growth stages.
What else could have caused this, is it the varieties?
Our own wheat extase, Costello, Siskin which were treated similarly but less fungicide are all in central store with weights of 76-82, the gleam was slightly lower at 72-75.
Drilling dates a spread from mid September until end of October for all aforementioned crops.
Really need to get to the bottom of this..
What spring herbicides used ?
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Could it have been ready to cut but rain delayed harvest,found here once it’s barely ripe its time to go. Once it’s rain on the bushel weight drops every time the rain drops. Our has a nice red colour to start with but once that bleaches the bushel weight goes.
 

Widgetone

Member
From a laymans pov, a blend may be prone to the worst of everything, and almost guarantee a mixed and at best average result?
Is there a reason for growing a mixed crop of the same species?
 

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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