Spring Barley - General Thread

diesel power

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There's another thread on here discussing how growers need to keep up to speed with the evolving range of chemicals and active ingredients and to reduce their dependence on agronomists. It's as if chemical companies want the opposite.
A place like this is invaluable imo for people such as myself who like to dabble in crops. There's a wealth of fantastic information here on crops and sprays that you couldn't get anywhere else.
Agronomists do a good job but it's their job to sell chemicals also and sell the expensive ones at that.
 

nashmach

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Wasn’t expecting that for another fortnight, what height is the crop now?

Just happened to be looking back through some old photos here on the phone and spotted ones from this day last year when awns were out. So not a big surprise.

When was it sown gone?
 

MF30

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Just happened to be looking back through some old photos here on the phone and spotted ones from this day last year when awns were out. So not a big surprise.

When was it sown gone?
Crops were a bit taller last year at this stage though, were they?
 

gone

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Just happened to be looking back through some old photos here on the phone and spotted ones from this day last year when awns were out. So not a big surprise.

When was it sown gone?
March 23th.
Spring barley trys it's best to shoot out during the first week of June, because of the day length, no matter what has happened to it weather wise.
 

no name

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Crops were a bit taller last year at this stage though, were they?

A lot taller, I looked through some more of the photos and they are about 2 weeks behind this year compared to last.
It’s amazing how even in the next county the difference the weather can make. This time last year everything around here was miserable, shooting out at only a few inches high, until the weather broke and then crops stretched a bit but too late for winter crops. Whereas this year is the complete opposite, crops are almost too tall for comfort. It shows, no matter what fertiliser or chemicals or fancy machinery if the weather doesn't play ball your at nothing.
 

Dunmasc

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Barley looking well, spotless. Still have one disappointing crop.
 

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