Friday, 23 April 2010

Agronomy Update

Just got back from the farm, I will write in more detail tomorrow but a brief synopsis goes like this;

winter wheat at GS30, early drilled just moving into GS31, very clean, septoria not moved in dry conditions, no pests, looking very good;

winter oilseed rape responding to nitrogen, between GS14 & 18, largest plants at early green bud, few pollen beetle present, no disease, need to redrill about 10-15% of crops;

spring barley emerging with vigour;

sunflower drilling, fertilising and spraying well underway;

soya drilling to follow.

Weather dry, sunny but cool which is delaying plant development.