How do the crops look where you are?

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How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Coltheox » Sat May 18, 2019 11:03 am

I reckon we should try to assess the situation. Last week saw some much needed 'proper' rain. Not enough, but it probably saved the crops from total disaster.

I don't recall ever seeing winter barley coming on ear as early as this year. Crops, prior to the rain, were racing through their growth stages. I haven't seen any wheat on ear as yet, but it won't be long. Many fields have had their flag leaf spray and are now awaiting the ear to emerge.

As for oilseed rape, it is either looking very good in some fields, or a total and utter disaster in others. Much looks poor.

Sugar beet have at least emerged, and those that did get away early on by finding some moisture are beginning to look quite good. The late emerging fields will be 'chickens and hens', I reckon.

As I write, things do look much more promising than a couple of weeks ago, but more rain is needed if there is to be anything approaching an average crop this year around here, I reckon.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by McFarmer » Sat May 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Way behind here. My first corn is emerging, a couple weeks behind. No beans planted. Hay will come on fast.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Sat May 18, 2019 6:00 pm

The wheat really perked up after the rain, doesn't look bad now, but we'd take an inch of rain. The rape looks ok and still flowering. Beans look fine and so would the peas if the pigeons would give them a break. The linseed is suffering, drilled really well, but it hasn't liked the cold nights and the flea beetles seem to think it's delicious.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by NQIT » Sat May 18, 2019 7:28 pm

Potatoes popping out of the ground everywhere. Some have even had a pre em. Some will receive an early post emergence pre emergence tomorrow. :roll:
Carrots drilled in February look very good and have had water applied liberally. Parsnips are just being drilled into warm, moist seedbeds, so should get away quickly. Early drilled maize (corn Mac) is looking very pale as it emerges. Maize drilled last week is about to emerge and will probably overtake the early stuff. A bit more rain would be nice, but not too much in one go.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by dust n diesel » Fri May 31, 2019 7:19 pm

Winter crops looking well, including rape. Some spring stuff mixed depending on how little rain it got when needed.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by Raggy » Fri May 31, 2019 7:48 pm

Winter Barley.........fantastic.
Spring Barley.........surprisingly decent considering the drought.
OSR............might do 1.25t/
Winter Wheat.......gasping for moisture. Really really suffering.
Wild Oats............returning.
Blackgrass...........thriving.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by NQIT » Fri May 31, 2019 8:06 pm

Potatoes look generally good. Some poor seed batches, which has given uneven establishment in places. The recent rains have helped, but irrigators now going everywhere.
Sugar beet mostly good. Early crops that had a few showers are covering ground 100%.
Carrots where drilled early are motoring. Later ones having barley cover crops taken out now.
Parsnips are coming through nicely with later crops being drilled now.

Generally miles better than last year. About 15% of potatoes were not even planted this time last year. All will be up by mid week. Blight spraying has kicked off 3 weeks early. Do well. 😎😎
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:29 am

Ear spray next week on WW. Skyfall is in ear and looks like Crusoe is almost out too.

Rape looks good

Winter beans good

Peas good

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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:19 pm

The French have a lot of black grass
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by graybo » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:49 pm

The Pretender wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:19 pm
The French have a lot of black grass
Good
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:19 pm

graybo wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:49 pm
The Pretender wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:19 pm
The French have a lot of black grass
Good
Ze Chermans have plenty too, but there's is more efficient, better organised and facing Poland.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm

The linseed is a write off.
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by 6920s pilot » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 pm

The Pretender wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm
The linseed is a write off.
Lucky ffuker :roll:
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by The Pretender » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:12 pm

6920s pilot wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 pm
The Pretender wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm
The linseed is a write off.
Lucky ffuker :roll:
I quite like cutting linseed and it leaves the combine nice and shiny
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Re: How do the crops look where you are?

Post by 6920s pilot » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:21 pm

Linseed must be different darrrn sarrrf :?
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