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Hill Court Farm
We are aiming to not just say Yes or No, but actually predict the percentage of protein at harvest. Easier said than done 😁! Results look very promising though and in the right ballpark.
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Tim Bullock May 8
Replying to @HillCourtFarm
Presumably if it’s predicts a low protein it’ll be easy to calculate how much extra N should be required to get it up to spec? What growth stage (s) are you sampling at?
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Jon Birchall May 9
Are my roots in there ? How soon will we get an estimate ?
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Hill Court Farm May 9
Your roots have been done, will send results to you later today. However, as they were done quite early I don't think they had all N applied yet?
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Hill Court Farm May 9
Replying to @cropwalkertim
That is the idea. The best time to sample is mid-May to mid-June about 2-3 weeks after the last fertiliser has gone on but leaving enough time to add extra N if needed. So roughly GS 39 to 59?
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Tim Bullock May 9
Replying to @HillCourtFarm
Fascinated by the science behind testing the roots to determine grain protein but I think it’ll be beyond my understanding!!!!!
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Andrew Esq. May 9
If you can’t Tiny, l shan’t even try....
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Jon Birchall May 9
Holding off until you gave the go ahead !
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Hill Court Farm May 9
Replying to @cropwalkertim
In a nutshell: N uptake into the plant is tightly regulated. So when there is enough, a signal is send to the roots to slow down uptake (the plant equivalent of email 😁). By measuring this you can assess what the N status is of the whole plant.
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Tim Bullock May 9
Ahh, so I’m guessing you’re looking for an enzyme (or similar) ‘signal’? Even can understand that science!!!
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Andrew Esq. May 9
Now l fully understand my learn’d scientists theories....👍👍
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Hill Court Farm May 9
That's enough trade secrets given away for one night 😂
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Ross Leadbeater May 9
Definitely to much information, to give away too these guys 🤣
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Tim Bullock May 9
I’ll bring you chocolates, then you might tell me a bit more face to face!!??
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