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    DD Spring Barley

    Anyone DD,d any spring barley yet ? We are still to wet ?

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Some of mine would go now with the Claydon but decided to wait till first week in March

    Hope to get some round up on failed wheat later next week

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Managed to drill some for a farmer near Driffield on Tuesday with the DTS, can't post any photos on here yet but there is some good ones of it on FB Arablemen in the soil page.
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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Link straight to arablemen http://www.facebook.com/ArableMen?r4ef=ts&fref=ts4 if anyones interested

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    No chance here, been snowing all morning!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strip-till-phil View Post
    Some of mine would go now with the Claydon but decided to wait till first week in March

    Hope to get some round up on failed wheat later next week
    maybe a wise choice Phill just because you could does't mean you should, I've leart that the hard way this time around

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Spring barley? It's still winter! We'll wait til it warms up. Spring crops need to be up and away quickly. That's not going to happen in a cold wet seedbed.

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    From my own Canadian experience and Canadian farming friends direct seeding experience, I strongly advise waiting until the soil warms up a bit. Date of crop EMERGENCE is what matters and not neccessarily date of seeding. Direct seeded soils take longer to warm up than cultivated soils,most important for direct seeded seeds to be up and away from DREADED SLUGS, just as SPUD says.

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    Spring barley? It's still winter! We'll wait til it warms up. Spring crops need to be up and away quickly. That's not going to happen in a cold wet seedbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpa View Post
    +1
    Rule of thumb +8C and likely to remain so, rule of bum if you can sit the ground with bare bum in comfort
    Is that soil or air temp? have been told 5 c soil

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    Quote Originally Posted by robs1 View Post
    Is that soil or air temp? have been told 5 c soil
    That's soil temp

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    Quote Originally Posted by robs1 View Post
    Is that soil or air temp? have been told 5 c soil

    I assure you that is soil temp as waggling one's bare arse in the air is not for the faint hearted. Hence the need to sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strip-till-phil View Post
    That's soil temp
    Confirmed
    Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Drilled some Tipple on 28th Feb, lightest 35ha. Went well. Soil with more clay content still to damp on surface. Sun forcast for Monday !

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Drilled spring wheat and barley over the last 10 days with the pillar laser disc hoe drill just waiting for it to come up.

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Surely it is only going to sit there and wait, is there any harm in waiting a bit?

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    How have your crops emerged after such a long cold snap? I never known it take 6/7wks for spring barley to emerge on Cotswold brash, like it has done this year.

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    Been very long in doing anything, In truth, I bet they emerge at the same time as those that went in two weeks ago or less.

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Mine went in last saturday week. Nice bit of rooting and will probably be up by this Sat.

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    Re: DD Spring Barley

    Winter wheat drilled March 4th ....just coming through today...spring wheat drilled a month later at just about the same growth stage....it will be an interesting harvest.?!

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