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.

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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

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Arable Farmer
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

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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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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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