|True winter wheats and barleys need a cold period to become
vernalised to make the change between|
vegetative and reproductive growth.
|Many varieties can be sown in early spring with a
reasonable chance of success if ground conditions are|
satisfactory. The yield potential can be lower than spring
varieties sown at the same time.
|Although sowing after the latest safe sow date can
sometimes be successful - complete crop failure can occur|
if the ears do not develop.
|Winter Oats do not need vernalisation - but sown
after 1st week March will be lower yielding and later maturing|
than spring varieties. Good for whole crop as gut fill - large yield -
|Clients are advised to wait until ground conditions allow
safe sowing after Christmas - Jan - Feb. Check from the|
list below and sow at 1.5-2cwt per acre. If ear development is poor -
whole crop by Mid July**.