Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

All issues regarding arable farming.
User avatar
footsfitter
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:59 pm
Location: Workshop- where else?

Re: Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

Post by footsfitter » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:36 pm

Coltheox wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:31 pm
A lot of activity on the land now.

Saw the first field of sugar beet being drilled this morning.
Thought you were going to be in joint self-imposed isolation doing your own style of "drilling" :o
Best thing about Facebook is the logout button...

User avatar
Coltheox
Posts: 14154
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Location: Littlehay

Re: Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

Post by Coltheox » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:43 pm

footsfitter wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Coltheox wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:31 pm
A lot of activity on the land now.

Saw the first field of sugar beet being drilled this morning.
Thought you were going to be in joint self-imposed isolation doing your own style of "drilling" :o
That starts tomorrow...... :D :D :D
Full English Brexit, please!

User avatar
Coltheox
Posts: 14154
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Location: Littlehay

Re: Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

Post by Coltheox » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:30 pm

Haven't been very far recently. Had to go to get me grits and milk yesterday............ :D

Lots of land activity happening. Fertiliser being spread, sugar beet being drilled, and last sowing of ............well, what ever it is.

Will soon all be sown up around here.
Full English Brexit, please!

User avatar
Coltheox
Posts: 14154
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Location: Littlehay

Re: Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

Post by Coltheox » Tue May 05, 2020 9:36 am

Have been out (all perfectly OK within the 'rules') and had a chance to have a look round.

Crops, in the main, look good. The recent rain has certainly brought crops on. Even the spring barley looks so much better after the downpour.

Spotted the first fields of winter barley just poking their awns through on Sunday. Oilseed rape is now finishing flowering, and in the main (with one or two exceptions) is looking good.

The wheats look a lovely colour, having taken up the early top dressing nitrogen. Sugar beet are up, and in most fields can see down the rows.

A great time of the year!!
Full English Brexit, please!

User avatar
Coltheox
Posts: 14154
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Location: Littlehay

Re: Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

Post by Coltheox » Tue May 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Not being directly involved any more, can someone tell me why there appears to be a considerable increase in winter barley crops this year?

As they are all coming into ear now, there is definitely more winter barley around than for several years.

Just wondered why??
Full English Brexit, please!

User avatar
Coltheox
Posts: 14154
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Location: Littlehay

Re: Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020

Post by Coltheox » Mon May 18, 2020 11:20 am

Just been shopping at Tesco. Not many people about. They must have heard I was on my way!!!!!! :D

Crops look well. I'm still wondering why there appears to be an upsurge in the winter barley acreage.

At the moment, everything looks very well indeed.
Full English Brexit, please!

Post Reply