The Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB) is confirming that 85% of Nice Britain’s winter wheat crop was in good/wonderful situation in its newest crop replace.
That is forward of 82% on the identical level final season, however down 3% on the month. Simply 2% of the crop was reportedly in poor/very poor situation, up 1% on the month, however down from 3% on the identical level final 12 months.
General, winter wheat crops are growing properly.
Most crops at the moment are in between the expansion phases 39 and 45 (flag leaf absolutely unrolled to flag leaf sheath swollen). That is forward of the place crops have been on the identical time final 12 months.
Usually, crops are wanting properly at this level within the season, and yield prospects are good. There are solely occasional crops in poor situation which have excessive ranges of blackgrass or have suffered standing water earlier on within the season.
Septoria is the first concern when it comes to illness stress in the mean time.
Additional crop replace
The place winter barley is anxious, most crops are in comparatively good situation. AHDB has confirmed that 88% of winter barley was in good/wonderful situation, up from 82% on the identical level final 12 months, however down from 90% final month.
Roughly, 2% of the crop is in poor/very poor situation, in comparison with 3% right now final season.
The previous couple of weeks have seen swift improvement, with nearly all of crops now between the expansion phases 60 and 70 (begin of flowering and flowering full).
Winter barley crops are at the same development stage as the identical level final season.
There’s variable threat of lodging all through GB, although ranges will not be too regarding at present as strong plant development regulator (PGR) programmes have been used to scale back the danger.
There are small areas in poor situation as a consequence of standing water earlier within the season or dense blackgrass populations.
Nevertheless, total, winter barley crops have good prospects so long as lodging threat doesn’t enhance. Any enhance in lodging threat can be depending on future climate situations.
The dry climate over the previous few weeks has meant that drilling of spring barley is now full, with the remaining 6% drilled all through Might.
Delayed by rain, drilling spanned over many months (Dec/Jan to Might) and as such, improvement of the crop varies on when it was planted.
Earlier grown crops at the moment are approaching ear emergence, whereas later crops are nonetheless within the tillering stage.
As of final week 74% of spring barley crops have been in good/wonderful situation, down from 78% final season.
The proportion of the crop in poor/very poor situation was 6%, up from 3% at this level final 12 months.
In keeping with AHDB agronomists, the prospects for spring barley crops are wanting properly, with earlier sown crops in barely higher situation than these in later sown fields.