Yield difference between SB and WHEAT on your farm!!!(poll)

difference in yield between SB and wheat

  • more than 1 T/acre extra with wheat

    Votes: 48 52.2%
  • more than 2t extra

    Votes: 18 19.6%
  • more than 3t extra

    Votes: 9 9.8%
  • less than one t extra

    Votes: 15 16.3%
  • no extra yield from wheat

    Votes: 2 2.2%

  • Total voters
    92

Wombat

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Mixed Farmer
Location
East yorks
For us not much difference but 2020 was quite dry for spring crops and 2021 had no rain for 7 weeks last spring so not really fair comparison years as spring drilled stuff doesn't like snotty stuff that goes wet to dry.

Edit assumin you mean spring wheat, if its winter wheat to spring barley then its about 2t/acre
 
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benny6910

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Arable Farmer
More than 1 ton for me as half my farm I couldn’t think about growing spring barley as it’s too heavy and wet. We can grow good wheat if the winter is kind with minimal flooding. We can hold moisture if it’s a dry spring/early summer with the heavy land but possibly never get a spring crop sown soon enough if we have a wet winter.
 

Farmer Roy

Member
Arable Farmer
Is yield difference even relevant ?

surely the profitability per acre ( or however you want to define it ) of different crops is the most important thing & the best way to compare ?

dunno about you, but there is quite a difference here between the value of barley & wheat

2 tonne of mungbeans at $1200 is a lot more profitable than 6 tonne of grain sorghum at $250, for example . . .
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Is yield difference even relevant ?

surely the profitability per acre ( or however you want to define it ) of different crops is the most important thing & the best way to compare ?

dunno about you, but there is quite a difference here between the value of barley & wheat

2 tonne of mungbeans at $1200 is a lot more profitable than 6 tonne of grain sorghum at $250, for example . . .
Not much price difference between (feed) wheat and barley here at the moment, in fact barley could even be worth more in the right area!
You are right though, margin per acre would be more of a comparison between the two crops. Spring barley is a lot cheaper to grow and it the right season can yield very well but in a dry spring season can take money with it!
 

D14

Member
in light of recent input rises and lower spring cropping options im curious to know the difference people find in yield between SB and wheat on their farms and why?

Surely you should be asking about the difference between Spring barley and Spring wheat. We've gone 60% spring wheat this year.
 
Not much price difference between (feed) wheat and barley here at the moment, in fact barley could even be worth more in the right area!
You are right though, margin per acre would be more of a comparison between the two crops. Spring barley is a lot cheaper to grow and it the right season can yield very well but in a dry spring season can take money with it!
i was just interested in the yield variations around the country and reasons for it, im guessing soil type and rotation will be the main reasons for it? does anyone else find muck gives SB more of a boost than wheat?
 

Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
interesting so over a tonne difference, a tonnes worth a lot now
So is Nitrogen, but the wheat will likely leave a bigger GM.

Decision here is more soil type based. Heavier land wheat, winter barley, break, repeat.

Light land won't grow either wheat or a conventional w barley. But the s. Barley will always germinate on the sand, then we pray for rain in May.

S. Barley riskier on heavy land?
 
So is Nitrogen, but the wheat will likely leave a bigger GM.

Decision here is more soil type based. Heavier land wheat, winter barley, break, repeat.

Light land won't grow either wheat or a conventional w barley. But the s. Barley will always germinate on the sand, then we pray for rain in May.

S. Barley riskier on heavy land?
my land isnt heavy so sb normally does ok, do people on heavier land get huge yields if they can get a decent germination?
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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