Winter wheat 2020

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  1. Louis mc

    Louis mc Well-Known Member

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    What are people thinking in varieties? Costello was slightly disappointing but will grow it again as it’s safe. Cellule was savage but need to either drill it Late or graze it. JB still doing what it always did. Bennington yielded well but can’t be dealing with it’s nonsense. Garrus true to form, sprouted and yielded. Might roll the dice again on a small bit. Conros find of 2019, lovely crop of no-till 2nd wheat all year and yielded 4.2 with zero drama. Graham looked mighty up until 4 weeks before harvest but yield okay, will grow some again.
     
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    You got the WiFi fixed so....
     
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    Recommended list is out tomorrow unless you got the pirated edition today.
     
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  4. Ags11

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    I'd agree re Graham, same scenario here.
     
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    Bennington yielded very well for me, very happy with it, except for yellow rust issues early on.
     
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    Any one know what actually happened the graham. I had some and I’m not a fan of it either
     
  7. Louis mc

    Louis mc Well-Known Member

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    The image of it growing in standing up ears will joint me forever
     
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  8. Hardysplicer

    Hardysplicer Well-Known Member

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    With regards to yellow rust
    “Don’t fight fires just because you have a fire engine”
     
  9. nashmach

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    First time potential WW grower, what would be the general recommendation for a variety that even I could not mess up on?

    Close to the coast in Wexford, elevated field which can be partially impacted by drought.

    Haven't checked what my merchant has yet. Kind of thinking of Costello.
     
  10. Hardysplicer

    Hardysplicer Well-Known Member

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    Garrus suit you Nash

    Yellow rust spray in Dec or Jan keep your finger on the pulse :whistle:
     
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  11. Blackwater boy

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    Are ye supplying the fire engine aswell?
     
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  12. CORK

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    Give us plenty to talk about anyway!!!!
     
  13. CORK

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    Gone back growing more wheat over the past couple of years, definitely good from a margin point of view.

    Not forgetting the risk of fusarium robbing us at the last hurdle.

    Gone from growing mostly spring barley here with beans/WOSR as a break to growing more wheat.
    Choosing the less risky varieties from a sprouting point of view and hopefully securing a seed premium.
     
  14. Blackwater boy

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    Gone from a decent bit of wheat to less and less of it as winter barley is beating it every year especially after break crops.
    Find wheat far too expensive and variable in the area we are.
     
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    I guess in recent years, good barley straw prices and parity between barley & wheat grain threw barley back into favour.
    I find wheat gives a bit more yield down here and is better able to tolerate the tougher fields.
     
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    inspirational stuff.im gonna hook on the sower.
     
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    Fire engines are red too, Maybe Hardysplicer can organize the hovercraft for to spray in December so :Whistle2:

    Sure what else would be at anyway.

    I'll put Garrus down on the avoid list so.
     
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    It has a water canon for drive by applications in over the ditch
     
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  19. Hardysplicer

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    Graham or Costello

    Maybe Dunston
     
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    A couple of slides from the Dept of Ag variety presentation at the Tillage meeting in Naas yesterday.

    The hope is to have the winter barley Recommended List on Friday with Wheat & Oats early next week.

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  21. nashmach

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    Thanks @Hardysplicer
     
  22. laoisfarmer

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    Going with Bennington and graham.
     
  23. nashmach

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    Going with Costello anyway and see how I get on.:yes:
     
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    Had it here the last 2 years and got on well in all slots. Surprised its yield ratings has dropped in the RL as in this area it seemed to have a very good year. Had some Bennington also and the costello hammered it by a good half tonne also I think it must be impossible to lodge as I tried my best
     
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  25. Becauka

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    What's the recommended number of cereal crops after a break crop, that we can then sow wheat?
     

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