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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by gone up the hill, Jul 15, 2018.
Combines are now cutting wheat in Somerset.
Must be the earliest start since 1976.
Big estate next to me started last week. I was tempted to start mine today but thought I'd wait until tomorrow. It's going to be terrible. Will definitely be the earliest wheat harvest for me. Only numerous major breakdowns will prevent harvest ending in July.
Just in from testing grafton 2nd wheat at13.4%. Looks like wheat may be cut before osr.
First field of skyfall done. 13% 86bushall 3.02t/acres on lime stone brash. 6-8mm of rain in the last 12weeks.
Given the extreme conditions it could have been a lot worse
What was the straw like @Hobbit ??
Specific weights are going be very high this year, only cut Maris Otter so far and was 71 at 17%!
I think it will be mixed had a look at some wheat with a neighbour on some light land and it had shrivelled up to nothing when you rubbed it out.
Not the biggest swath I've seen but ok. At least it's not smashing up yet.
Has the £230 per acre straw field been cut yet? I think they would want 24hr security on it when was baled
Member reported wheat (on strong land) leaning on overlaps, so must have utilised most or all of N applied and grown leggy. Hope for wheat yet?
Cut some Montana today. 12%moisture,
70kg/hl bushel wt. Depressing.
They started for the local TV cameras last week then stoped as soon as they went away! A bit green in the shaded areas and believe it or not it was sprayed off with glyphosate only five days before. Not quite sure why they felt the need to spray off this year. Obviously their agronomist smelt a sale.
Then had the weekend off. I think they’ve got going today, like you.
I’ve got Shabras down on the lightest field on the farm. It has had ten years of hls grass then maize and lots of pig muck , but still makes me wonder what the variety would be like in a wet year.
Was it 1st or 2nd wheat
How far off are you ? starting .
Quite a while yet. Most of mine is drilled after maize and is sticking it quite well. Got a field of winter barley after maize that isn't ready yet.
What do you reckon it's yielding?
It looked like you'd got a reasonable amount of straw in your other pictures.
This is my other field of Shabras on stronger land. Had a good growth reg, and no more fertiliser than the other varieties . Don’t think I’ll dare grow it again.
Hutchinson’s trials it was all down apparently .
Continuous wheat Diego will be the earliest here, but still rubs out pretty green.
Gravity after maize is still very green.