Discussion in 'Tillage' started by Hardysplicer, Sep 7, 2019.
What varieties are people sowing
I’m thinking KWS Kosmos & JB Valerie
Planning to sow Valerie here
Has Valerie any strengths over Infinity or Carneval? I understand different varieties can better suit different soils and different parts of the country but I'm open to your suggestions. Still toying whether to go WW or WB but the WW costings seem to take a lot of profit from the potential high yield. WB on high ground might be an option for me this autumn.
Quality of cassia
Great to stand
Suit my laid back approach to nitrogen
Valerie appeals to me because it’s an improvement in straw strength (lodging and brackling) while being a few percent better yielding than Cassia and Infinity.
It should have a kph equal to if not even slightly better than Cassia.
It’s a bit earlier to ripen too.
Only weakness I can see is Ramularia but plenty Bravo should sort that. Strob from BASF coming in 2021 is very very good on Ramularia.
Looking over the past 3 years, Valerie has been very consistent in yield (not 110% in one year and 95% the next).
We have a few fields of winter barley to grow which will be an entry for WOSR in 2020, a couple of new WOSR varieties coming for next year which I have my eye on.
I had Cassia for a few years and although it was reliable it never had an impressive grain yield, tons of straw alright.
Thanks, the positives seem good, no harm doing a bit of research in advance. Much appreciated Cork.
I've been trying to to source valerie up here. Can't get any so far. Apparently the seed crops were in Scotland and didn't come up to scratch.
Your merchant could probably get some in the Rep of Ireland. We actually exported some Valerie to Scotland as the breeder was short.
you will do what george tells ya too do.
If you’d listen to him you’d be right
Is there much Valarie available this year @CORK ?
A reasonable bit of it. We put out a good bit for seed and it yielded well. Probably no harm to book it with your merchant all the same.
Thanks, might give it a try.
Have you a rough 1000 grain weight for it?
I’ll get back to you on it if that’s ok?
Revesol? There was hopes of having it next year. Just wondering with regards winter wheat only the weather played ball this year septoria was uncontrollable. Planning what to sow after break crops wheat is gone high risk but nead a spread of crops. Can't grow all winter Barley either
No, you’re right - Revysol is coming in 2020. The strob is the year after
FYI folks, just moving some of the posts from the 2019 thread to a new 2020 thread, as they are more relevant here.
If I missed any, let me know
Are the recommended lists out yet?
Not yet, this coming week I expect
Approximately 59-60g for Valerie based on what I’ve seen so far.
Jaysus like Coconuts. That’s a 14 stone an acre job for mid/late October.
Thanks, must be serious grain!