Wheat drilling 2020

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
What is the threshold for treating seed? One of mine was 13% fusarium so we did it anyway.

Fusarium on seed is a moveable feast. It is a disease of establishment. Ask NIABTAG as they have data from seed treatment trials form years ago.

My view - so no warranty on this - if sown reasonably early into a good seedbed and gets away then doubtful if any yield response to almost any level of fusarium. Conversely late sown maybe. And when it comes to trial data from the manufacturers of seed treatments ask then how many trials it took to generate a yield response and ask if the seed was innoculated with plenty fusarium 'to help the trial'

To reply properly. I wouldn't have treated 13% fusarium. But thats me.

Cheers.
 

Flintstone

Member
Location
Berkshire
The forecast is for this.

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And last year, at the same time, the forecast was this.

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just saying.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Will do some winter linseed this week then winter barley early next week. Will just carry on Into wheat. Mostly no till so we haven’t woken blackgrass up by cultivating, the only bit we have cultivated will have to wait a bit longer.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
What will be your start drilling date and emergence date on your own land.
Probably end of September. Drilling into a catch crop after osr. I’m trying to build beneficials. We havnt used any insecticide including deter for about 5 years. We aren’t on a particularly bad bydv area.
It just seems wholesale spraying of insecticides is completely against what we are wanting to achieve long term. Trying to remove ourselves from the short term mindset of farming from a can.
Below is catch crop. This block of land is on its 3rd set of pollinators in 12 months. Buckwheat as an osr companion last autumn, then flowering osr and now this catch crop linseed buckwheat and sunflowers (direct drilled into chicken muck). You can probably guess why I am loathe to use a insecticide!
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