26 October 1998
Sowing winter barley in October

Question

Is it too late to sow winter barley?

Responses

John Davies, Monsanto

Richard Fenwick, NIAB

Answer 1

John Davies, Monsanto

The critical thing is getting the crop established and away. Another week to 10 days and its probably better to wait and sow spring barley.

Answer 2

Richard Fenwick, NIAB

Its never too late to get a crop but youll lose so much yield its not worth it to drill now. Youre better off waiting till you can drill spring barley – as early as you can get on the land in February.