HEAR Monitor Farm 2022 - Averys (Radnage) Ltd
With the kind permission of Rod Avery
April / May
The crop is looking well and is now podding up nicely. The rain is welcomed to help seed set.
In April and May conditions were very dry, rain was recorded as 0.5 mm and temperatures are currently averaging 12.6 °C (see Sencrop weather data below).
February - March
The crop is growing well and is now in flower. There was some pigeon grazing but the crop has grown back from this and is not behind the other fields.
In March the crop has received a split dose of; 10th March of 110kg/ha of Double-Top and MOP 50kg/ha and 20th March a fungicide was applied to keep the crop clean of Sunorg-pro 0.4l/ha, as well as some supplements of nutrition of Nutrition mix 1l/ha and Molassess blend 2l/ha. The end of stem extension the final split of fertiliser was applied as 22nd March Nitram 300kg/ha N and Double-top 100kg/ha.
The crop of HEAR, variety Rocca, is up and looking well. Crop was drilled 15th August with a pre-emergence herbicide Kataraman Turno. The soil is sandy silt loam and cultivated using a subsoiler followed by Suffolk coultered combination drill with seed passing down every third coulter. DAP has been applied to all fields of the crop to aid establishment. Rocca has high autumn vigour which helps the crop get up and away from cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage and aids establishment in dry conditions.