Wheat drilling

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by wellingtonfarmer, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. wellingtonfarmer

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    Surprised how little has been said about drilling yet? There is bound to be some who have started wheat?
     
  2. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Nope.
     
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  3. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Too damn wet. Too windy for spraying the seedbeds off. Blackgrass has made most wary of starting this early but I'm sure someone has made a start somewhere.

    I'm ready to start any time once I can spray off the first 200 ac block ready for Graham wheat but the drilling tractor is in hundreds of bits & needs a new transmission casting which means it won't be back for 2 weeks! Nothing else in the yard will even lift the drill, never mind pull it up steep hills.:banghead::inpain::mad:
     
  4. Iben

    Iben Member

    Location:
    N Fife
    Neighbour has been sowing wheat. Will be ten days before I start that, winter barley and winter oats first once it ever stops raining.

    Bad news about your tractor brisel! Any chance of a demo tractor to keep you going? Never much available at this time of year.
     
  5. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Fortunately the tractor is contract hired. The owner has bought several from John Deere this year alone so I think JD UK are finding a substitute for me ;)
     
  6. curlietailz

    curlietailz Member

    Location:
    Co Durham
    Nope. Although I am itching to get on.
     
  7. J 1177

    J 1177 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    I know a lad thats got 100ac mauled in. Cant see the point. Iv got my land ploughed for barley. If it dries up enough il put some of my wheat in min till if not plough and combi.
    Osr is lookin well. One field (thats going into wheat) has a slight bg problem so its not getting sown till mid oct.
     
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  8. Captain Mainwaring

    Location:
    E. Sussex
    Drilling!!!!! Haven't finished cutting beans yet!
     
  9. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Will make a start middle of next week, probably earlier if it weren't for the agronomist.
     
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  10. J 1177

    J 1177 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    ......iv not started
     
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  11. static

    static Member

    Location:
    Lincoln-ish.
    We may start before the beans are in. Suspect failed OSR land will be the first. If we run out of land work we will pop the winter barley in after the weekend, and then set off into some wheat. Yes, blackgrass, yadda yadda so the worst fields will be last but by the time we wait until late October the yield loss from poor establishment exceeds the BG losses. Most land wont see wheat again for 6 years so we will get some done.
     
  12. Laminated

    Laminated Member

    1st October here for WW. And 25sept onwards for barley. Just getting land prepped but not been able to burn linseed straw. Too wet
     
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  13. Fish

    Fish Member

    Location:
    North yorkshire
    just been getting the drill ready today and wiring up the stocks turbo jet to apply avadex, so hopefully we'll make a start next week, if it dry up that is.
     
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  14. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    Won't be starting till the end of October. Drilling anytime soon just lines the pockets of the input supplying industry.
     
  15. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Not quite there yet, ex-OSR land has been min tilled but needs spraying off and a few other fields I am ploughing, if it dries up enough I shall bang some in towards the end of the month, if not it will go into Spring cropping, seed cleaners coming end of next week.
    Went to a ploughing match in Herefordshire and there was still plenty of wheat/beans still to be cut at the weekend but then the ground was rock hard, seems they have had very little rain in places.
     
  16. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    At this rate neither will we .
     
  17. Mr Charisma

    Mr Charisma Member

    Location:
    stratford on Avon
    About the 23 to 25th I will tentatively make a start , seed beds are in excellent condition so far , certainly nothing will need forcing in hopefully , tho linseed and maize to be taken off the fields , things can soon change
     
  18. Mr Charisma

    Mr Charisma Member

    Location:
    stratford on Avon
    So be it but one thing I have learnt over 35 odd years of this job is that a crap crop can cost just as much to grow as a good crop ,,,, if I delayed drilling by a month I would still be trying to get a pre emergence on and possibly have more problems with slugs ,,,,, I get the bit that you might be forced into a T0 because of a forward crop but I'd say that's a good 5 squid spent if it means I've got wall to wall good crops of wheat ....... I thought a few months ago you were asking about pre ems because of certain weed issues . Yes they are not cheap but good money spent in my book and last year almost took all the BG out by the time we got to Nov
     
  19. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Got about 450 acres in here first couple of hundred through the ground
     
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  20. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    Drilling late is one of the best weapons for grass weeds. And travelling on no tilled land isn't an issue. I've been out today where we've planted covers topping the hedge bottoms hardly making a mark in tramlines getting from field to field.
     

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