Stuart Barden in Kenya

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Barley Up And away

We planted 320 ha of barley in the last week of October, due to our planter limitations we have planted three rows per 750mm center, one down the tyne, one down the gauge wheel coulter and one scattered 150mm or so leading the tyne, we managed to get a great germination on the tyne and coulter although relying on the soil throw to give some seed cover was never going to be a great idea, about 20/40% of the spread came up, the barley was planted at 50kg ha with 70kg per ha of DAP.
If you click on the photo it will give a much better view, lots of soil cover, wait and see.
Medium plan is to move to a  9m JD 1890 on 250mm spacing's, this would be ideal for the narrower row crops like Barley and Mungbeans.(Green Grams)

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