Why is this happening????

richard hammond

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BASIS
I have today travelled from Spilsby to Cromer and I cannot believe how many fields of drilled cereal crops have had a pre-em applied in shocking conditions, the crops were obviously only just mauled in (and they look crap) who recd a crop which was likely to fail given the weather conditions to be sprayed with a hold it back weed killer?? Black grass or not this year see a crop before spending money!! By the way the sprayer wheelings are deep and full of H2O what a mess,, CRIMINAL!!
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I have today travelled from Spilsby to Cromer and I cannot believe how many fields of drilled cereal crops have had a pre-em applied in shocking conditions, the crops were obviously only just mauled in (and they look crap) who recd a crop which was likely to fail given the weather conditions to be sprayed with a hold it back weed killer?? Black grass or not this year see a crop before spending money!! By the way the sprayer wheelings are deep and full of H2O what a mess,, CRIMINAL!!

I always make the correct decisions with hindsight.
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
I have today travelled from Spilsby to Cromer and I cannot believe how many fields of drilled cereal crops have had a pre-em applied in shocking conditions, the crops were obviously only just mauled in (and they look crap) who recd a crop which was likely to fail given the weather conditions to be sprayed with a hold it back weed killer?? Black grass or not this year see a crop before spending money!! By the way the sprayer wheelings are deep and full of H2O what a mess,, CRIMINAL!!

could they've just had aphicide?...or is it ,to the trained eye, obvious?....passing thru my 'manor' i don't reckon wheelings are to bad fakenham to cromer :scratchhead:
 

Tractor Boy

Member
Location
Suffolk
You buy the inputs
Oh I see what you mean. I haven’t personally got any mauled in wheat as my 750 only ran for 2 days on Oct 9th and 10th. I do my own agronomy and buy the inputs myself. Mine are all sprayed but being Dd you can hardly see the tramlines now except headland ones.
I was just putting forward the point that a lot of people seemed desperate to drill whatever the conditions and have been told over the years to spray pre em no matter what.
I agree this year is wet and nowhere near ideal to spray.
 

Tractor Boy

Member
Location
Suffolk
You buy the inputs
Oh I see what you mean. I haven’t personally got any mauled in wheat as my 750 only ran for 2 days on Oct 9th and 10th. I do my own agronomy and buy the inputs myself. Mine are all sprayed but being Dd you can hardly see the tramlines now except headland ones.
I was just putting forward the point that a lot of people seemed desperate to drill whatever the conditions and have been told over the years to spray pre em no matter what.
I agree this year is wet and nowhere near ideal to spray.
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
even more criminal to have sprayed wheat for aphids this year, especially recently
Pre em for aphids ???? what a joke/criminal.!!

whoa :D...i'm outta arable now so outta the 'loop'....there are lots of emerged crops round here so i was speculating:)......mind you with the weather/forecast i agree with op...it is probably criminal cos even i remember that many autumn sprays shouldn't be applied if heavy rain expected in next fortnight?
 
I agree richard in 2012 I got pre ems on as soon as I drilled mostly first 3 weeks of October
wheat had no vigour all winter and then a cold March April half the wheat was replanted with spring barley because it did no grow on even though it had n early
there is also the problem that the amount of rain has washed out any Available n in the soil
this year cover crops have no go and are a 1/4 the crop last year due to no n in the soil
if I was planting any crops now it would be on bg free land and no pre em wheat and beans especially
 

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