Autumn & Spring Tillage Guide
The Seedtech Autumn Drilling Plan is based on spreading risk across different crops, sowing dates, growing seasons, harvest dates and markets.
An analysis of successful tillage businesses shows that having several crop options helps buffer tillage farms against weather and market fluctuations.
By starting to drill autumn crops in mid-August with oilseed rape and finishing in mid-November with winter oats, farmers have a 14-week drilling window for Autumn sowing. The Seedtech variety portfolio offers proven choices to help reduce risk within this 14- week drilling window.
The Autumn Drilling Plan can guide drilling crops near the optimum drilling dates, help use machinery efficiently, and manage weather variations as we look to get the right crops into the ground.
Examples of this are getting off to an early start with ACACIA and AURELIA OSR suitable for sowing from 10th August. LG AVIRON, is an extremely vigorous rape suitable for late drilling and can be very useful when sowing runs late. Following this, from mid-September sowing KWS JOYAU, a BYDV tolerant barley, KWS TAYO, hybrid rye, which is highly tolerant of take-all, and GRAHAM winter wheat, are all suitable for an early sowing slot.
BELFRY hybrid barley offers a wide drilling window from the early slot and on into mid-November. No other crop has a data set that proves beyond doubt it delivers on consistency and profitability.
HUSKY oats is the most reliable winter and spring oat in Ireland and can be sown from 10th October and on into mid-April. So, by setting out a drilling plan, growers and agronomists can reduce the risk for autumn crops in 2021
Available Autumn & Spring Tillage Guide Varieties
BELFRY WINTER HYBRID BARLEY
Ireland's most consistent & profitable winter barley. “Farmers need a good reason not to grow BELFRY winter barley”View Datasheet
BAZOOKA WINTER HYBRID BARLEY.
"Bazooka Hybrid Winter Barley - it will impress your neighboursView Datasheet
LG CASTING WINTER BARLEY
"Exceptional yield stability across 3 very different years 2018-2020"View Datasheet
KWS KOSMOS WINTER BARLEY
Reliable & Provel - conventional 6-row winter barleyView Datasheet
KWS JOYAU WINTER BARLEY
"Genetics in the seed to meet the challenge of BYDV management head on !"View Datasheet
GRAHAM WINTER WHEAT
The most reliable winter wheat - "Genetics in the seed to meet the challenge of BYDV management head on!View Datasheet
LG ASTRONOMER WINTER WHEAT
Astronomer is the best variety to stand in 2020, despite storms Ellen and Frances its sprouting and grain quality did not deteriorate"View Datasheet
SY INSITOR WINTER WHEAT
"SY Insitor has very high yield potential and out performs in second and continuous wheat slots"View Datasheet
Getting better with age with phenomenal consistency.View Datasheet
LYNX SPRING BEANS
Most widely grown bean in Ireland 2018-2021View Datasheet
AURELIA HYBRID WINTER OILSEED RAPE
Extremely high yielding in DAFM trials 2019, 2020. Rapid autumn growth and hybrid vigour. Excellent stem stiffness and harvest securityView Datasheet
ACACIA CONVENTIONAL OILSEED RAPE
Hightest yielding conventional raep in UK trials 2019 - 2020. Rapid growth and hybrid like vigourView Datasheet
AURELIA, LG AVIRON and ACACIA WOSR VARIETIES
Excellent and reliable varieties of winter oilseed rape for 2021 drilling.View Datasheet
KWS SERAFINO | KWS TAYO - HYBRID RYE
A novel crop entirely suitable for Irish cereal growersView Datasheet
SY ERRIGAL SPRING BARLEY
Choose Reliable, Choose Yield, Choose ErrigalView Datasheet
SY AMITY SPRING BARLEY
A zero-GN malt barley with feed potentialView Datasheet
LAUREATE SPRING MALTING BARLEY
Exceptional yields in lower nitrogen situationsView Datasheet
SY TUNGSTEN SPRING MALTING BARLEY
Excellent disease response.View Datasheet
SY SPLENDOR SPRING MALTING BARLEY
A zero-GN malt barley with excellent disease & strawView Datasheet
Suitable for a wide range of soilsView Datasheet
Excellent grain quality & straw strengthView Datasheet