Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Forecast is for a settled period which will allow harvesting to continue and wheat planting to grab another week or so.

This next ten days will make a big difference to overall wheat plantings. The recent rain followed by a forecasted settled warm (ish) period will allow these later planted crops a good chance to establish and become physiologically mature enough to withstand the winter.

I will stop drilling by the 15th of this month, any later and crops just lack vigour although you have to be very strong to stop when soil and weather conditions look fab as is often the case in mid October; that infamous winter is just around the corner.