Winter barley 2019

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  1. rustymcsocks

    rustymcsocks Well-Known Member

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    I understand where you are coming from and you have to go with what suits you best.
    What happens around here a lot is the farmer let's his field to a bigger grower for either maize or potatoes. The grower takes the risk then of growing/selling the crop and the landowner has a break crop, rent from letting the field and bps.
     
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  2. KTM Farmer

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    Yes I do see that approach around here also, it's a good way to go all right I suppose.
     
  3. diesel power

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    Until you get very bad weather and your land gets churned up. My father set land for sugar beet years ago and he always said it took years for the land to recover from the gruelling it got. I can remember the slop and the ruts myself.
     
  4. KTM Farmer

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    That's a risk too I suppose.
     
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    Still at winter barley, trying to get last bit cut.
     
  6. ithastopay

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    Did you get finished up?
    We hammered the last bit through this evening, straw was broken down, yet grain remained good and yielded well.
     
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    Not a pleasant sight :tdown:, is your Topliner a Balance version or what are the rams on the head for?
     
  8. Iggy

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    @ithastopay Still ten acres in two fields left to cut, It's actually very easy thrashing and flowing through combine lovely. I've 100 acres of straw on the flat that will need three good days.

    @nashmach It's a manual balance BISO head. I need a cpu in combine to make it auto contour.
     
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  9. ithastopay

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    Your nearly there, it’ll all be done, it’s just not that easy sometimes.
    We managed to bale what we cut yesterday and after a run of the wuffler, I got to bale the few rows we cut on Monday.
    We’ve winter barley straw on the ground too, it’ll be just forgotten about now until there’s a few dry days.
     
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    CORK, no name and diesel power like this.
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    from following the tame contractor around i would disagree. Some of the hybrid did very well. Most of the conventional 6 row did as well and the best yield he cut was 2 row barley. I think that hybrid really works for tough non barley ground. After that there is very little to encourage me to grow them.
     
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    Despite being pushed hard over more than 10 years, I think there are reasons why Hybrid barley struggles to get more than 15-20% of the certified market.
    When you factor in the home saved market (which is all non hybrid) the share taken by hybrids can’t be much more than 10-12% (my personal estimate).
     
  16. Hardysplicer

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    Hybrids are awesome

    They are startling shade of yellow when starved with nitrogen

    Way forward IMO
     
  17. CORK

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    Very very early days yet but I’m watching a 2 row that may shake things up. A couple of years away though. Not even named yet.

    I actually haven’t worked out out they have managed to get such a yield from a two row while getting all the other factors (straw disease and grain) right.

    Edit: it has the provisional name KWS Tardis.
    A couple of years away though.
     
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    Must be a doctor who fan :smile:
     
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