"Will crops survive" poll????

will crops now survive a dry June??

  • yes 100% of normal yields

    Votes: 13 6.9%
  • yes over 75%

    Votes: 62 33.0%
  • yes over 50%

    Votes: 59 31.4%
  • yes over 25%

    Votes: 33 17.6%
  • no less than 25%

    Votes: 21 11.2%

  • Total voters
    188
crops ok at the moment but with the heat getting up and a dry June forecast how does everyone think their crops will fare? will later drilled stuff stand a better chance if rain comes in july? will crops sown after muck ploughed in be able to draw moisture from that to keep them going? incidently my highest ever yields came from the 3 fields in 2018 that had an unusually heavy application of FYM, mabye this was just a coincidence?
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
My crops were fing gash in late April, and didn't get better in may. Two weeks of dry on the forecast so my thought process is now will anyone but them for silage, or when / how do I rip them up.
 

B'o'B

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
I really don't know. Yes crop are looking thirsty, but on the whole they could still give reasonablish yields if they get water soon. 3 late drilled 2nd wheat fields totalling 37Ha, (4 Ha of which didn't get drilled and 7Ha of which failed after drilling) won't do 7t/Ha over what's left, even if it rains tomorrow, and its only down from there without rain soon and realistically on those fields the yield could go very low if no rain by the end of June.

The rest of the wheat is not as stressed over most of the fields (apart from the usual droughty areas), reasonable looking ears just starting to flower, I would say they still had a reasonable potential, given an inch of rain very soon. If no rain comes before flowering ends I really haven't got a clue where we might end up. I'd like to think there was 5t/Ha there even without rain, but that really is a very uneducated guess. It looks to be coming a little cooler here, which would help. Anything much over the low 20c won't help crops at all.
Crops are looking a bit better after a dewy night compared to a dry night, but is that enough to build much yield? I don't know at all.

We will harvest something, more than that I could not say!
 
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I really dion't know. Yes crop are looking thirsty, but on the whole they could still give reasonablish yields if they get water soon. 3 late drilled 2nd wheat fields totalling 37Ha, (4 Ha of which didn't get drilled and 7Ha of which failed after drilling) won't do 7t/Ha over what's left, even if it rains tomorrow, and its only down from there without rain soon and realistically on those fields the yield could go very low if no rain by the end of June.

The rest of the wheat is not as stressed over most of the fields (apart from the usual droughty areas), reasonable looking ears just starting to flower, I would say they still had a reasonable potential, given an inch of rain very soon. If no rain comes before flowering ends I really haven't got a clue where we might end uo I'd like to think the was 5t/Ha there even without rain, but that really is a very uneducated guess. It looks to be coming a little cooler here, which would help. Anything much over the low 20c won't help crops at all.
Crops are looking a bit better after a dewy night compared to a dry night, but is that enough to build much yield? I don't know at all.

We will harvest something, more than that I could not say!
an interesting question that also, can crops make it through june and keep yield potential merely off of dew in the mornings?
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
crops ok at the moment but with the heat getting up and a dry June forecast how does everyone think their crops will fare? will later drilled stuff stand a better chance if rain comes in july? will crops sown after muck ploughed in be able to draw moisture from that to keep them going? incidently my highest ever yields came from the 3 fields in 2018 that had an unusually heavy application of FYM, mabye this was just a coincidence?

“crops ok at the moment”

oh no they are not - no crystal ball needed here - they are already destroyed
 

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