Whole Crop Spring Barley

mghadley

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Location
Derbyshire
How late can you realistically plant Spring Barley for whole crop ?
What sort of tonnage could you expect to get off a decent crop ( say 2.5 tonne to acre combine crop )
 

DaveGrohl

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Location
Cumbria
As in, you haven't planted it yet? I wouldn't know, never tried planting in May.

Re yields, can be highly variable. Our 2019 crop yielded 12t/acre and 2018 crop 7.2t/acre but that was really short. Both went over a weighbridge on the way out from the pit after several months. We haven't finished weighing our 2020 crop yet but it's easily over 10t.
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
How late can you realistically plant Spring Barley for whole crop ?
What sort of tonnage could you expect to get off a decent crop ( say 2.5 tonne to acre combine crop )
We’ve been dribbling in SB since March and only finished the last 30ac a few days ago.
As it’s been so dry and cold, I don’t think it’ll make much difference in tonnage even sown within next 10 days
 

aled1590

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Location
N.wales
We sow in may most of the time and it comes no problem. Only just sown spring barley for combining last week, same every year as ewes and lambs are grazing prior to ploughing
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
I dont think you e missed much, as The soil has been too cold.
Drilled sb round here so far is thin.
Poor germination and seedling survival has been a problem in the dry and desicating cold.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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