Out of interest are a lot of you guys just growing the WB so you can get stubble turnips after and build soil OM? As spring barley is more profitable
We aren’t cutting, barley doesn’t seem quite ready. We did the same with the wheat last harvest and ended up loosing a lot shed onto the floor after two stormy weeks.No, but I'd rather cut this week than risk the weather breaking down. In the wise words of The sage of Treffynnon, "I've regretted not cutting, I've never regretted cutting".
Tbh it's caused such a fuss telling "him" a week ago that we would be ready this week that unless it simply wont thrash then I'm carrying on.We aren’t cutting, barley doesn’t seem quite ready. We did the same with the wheat last harvest and ended up loosing a lot she’d onto the floor after two stormy weeks.
Looked at mine this evening. Sprayed off 10 days ago. One field the wheat is still cheesy, another field does have some hard heads of wheat.Do you think it's long enough? I may start Wednesday night be 7 days then
Do the sheep on stubble turnips improve the land as much as applying muck or grassing down for a few years? Ive never tried turnipsI only grow Winter Barley to get stubble turnips in, but to feed sheep, not increase OM. That comes as an extra.
Spring Barley is more profitable if you get a good crop, not if drought means you only get 1.5t/ac!
Do the sheep on stubble turnips improve the land as much as applying muck or grassing down for a few years? Ive never tried turnips
You Willy Waver you!Had FW on the phone so told them I had completed barley and it had done a disapointing 14.7T/ha at 13.5% and has all now left the farm for malting.
Anyway must dash got to finish putting the combine back together and emptying the machinery out of the grainstore…..