Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

JCfarmer

Member
Location
warks
Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway!
He said other clients have the same.
Sprayed 10 days ago with
1.25 l Chlormequat
0.5 l Tubosan
0.1 l Moddus
0.4 l Starane
21g Ally Max
Started spraying after 10 in the morning and finished before 4 in the afternoon because of the cold nights.
Has anyone else seen this?
 

Chalky

Member
massive amount of claims against oats last year by all accounts. Herbicides applied alone by many agronomists this year.
 

traineefarmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Mid Norfolk
Our winter barley has been hurt by Moddus this year. Oats have had 1l Clormequat, 0.1 Moddus and some Hurricane (cant remember rate) and looks pretty green. Not a very thick crop though, we seem to have suffered with poor establishment compared to the barleys.
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway!
He said other clients have the same.
Sprayed 10 days ago with
1.25 l Chlormequat
0.5 l Tubosan
0.1 l Moddus
0.4 l Starane
21g Ally Max
Started spraying after 10 in the morning and finished before 4 in the afternoon because of the cold nights.
Has anyone else seen this?
That's one hell of a mix for Oats with the weather we've been having this April... :X3:
 

JCfarmer

Member
Location
warks
I bloody hope not! Didn't drill them till mid Nov. I hope its the moddus and cold weather that have knocked them. After talking to my spray man a small awkward patch that he missed with the original mix doesn't seem affected. He was putting manganese on today.
 

JCfarmer

Member
Location
warks
Don't forget some zinc. Phosphorus deficiency (IE cold soil) shows as purple leaf tips and edges.
Is it worth going through with these then and will they respond well?
First time I have grown winter oats!
Beginning to wish we had left them well alone till it warmed up.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway!
He said other clients have the same.
Sprayed 10 days ago with
1.25 l Chlormequat
0.5 l Tubosan
0.1 l Moddus
0.4 l Starane
21g Ally Max
Started spraying after 10 in the morning and finished before 4 in the afternoon because of the cold nights.
Has anyone else seen this?
Did an agronomist give you that rec?
Brave man to do that in these conditions. Is it an approved mix? Might be an insurance job
 

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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