Winter wheat yields

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
1st and 3rd wheat look 'normal' to good, whereas 2nd wheat just isn't thriving at all, it's just not 'colouring up' after last weeks 13mm of rain. Purple stems point to phosphate possibly caused by ammonium sulphate sitting on the roots.
Late sown wheat that looked horrendous through winter now romping on and thickening up nicely.
On balance, 80 to 90% of average yield, but lots to factor in before August.
 
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David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Could go either way and too soon to possibly know.
Wet growy May and a proper nice mellow sunny June/July and what is drilled has normal to good potential.
Stay dry, and near 90deg temps for a week early June will see game over for those of us on the stony ground.
 

B'o'B

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Rutland
Could go either way and too soon to possibly know.
Wet growy May and a proper nice mellow sunny June/July and what is drilled has normal to good potential.
Stay dry, and near 90deg temps for a week early June will see game over for those of us on the stony ground.
Pretty much sums the situation up here as well. We won’t be braking any yield records. But on the whole there is still a fair bit of potential if the weather starts to play nicely. Looking at the current forecast that’s not looking so likely, as this weekends potential rain has disappeared and nothing else for a fortnight.
 

Andrew K

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
Never have managed to get any yield off bare headlands.... Would gladly settle for 7.5t/ha over whole field which would be 20+ % down on a normal year, whatever that is? Also have lost some planned autumn wheat area to replacement spring wheat which looks more like 5 to 6 t/ha potentially. I suspect theres quite a few farmers in that boat!
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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