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went past this field of winter sown  barley this morning in Abingdon area and this field only looks a couple of weeks away compared to others in a similar area and on closer inspection it was almost 4-5 feet tall, what’s it like in your area? 

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Yes.  It’s 100% 4 foot tall in the shaded bits for some reason. Not exaggerating will give better pick tomorrow 

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It looks very much like the Triticale that they grow around here for biofuel. The field near me is a good 4 foot tall and looks very much like barley. If it is Triticale, which is a cross between rye and wheat and if it`s grown for biofuel, it will probably be cut this month. The stubble can provide some early harvest shooting as the pigeons quite like it if there`s plenty of ears left on the ground.

OB

 

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Yes, that was my thought as well as my neighbour grows hundreds of acres of it for a huge bio fuel unit down in the valley.  It does not drop it's head like barley ....  there again doesn't have chance because it gets cut and chopped and harvested green.   Modern barley's tend to be no more than 2ft high plus the head which as it ripens will hang down flush with the stalk when really ripe.

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not sure but that looks like the stuff we call whole crop cut green to make feed shot first field last year 22nd june so should be some good bags shortly if it’s the same stuff 

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22 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

Hello, what field was that Eddy ? I think OB is right on the crops actual identity, have you no barley around your way ?

Behind the traveler camp going by the old pic buildings in fyfield wick

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5 hours ago, Shotguneddy said:

Behind the traveler camp going by the old pic buildings in fyfield wick

OK I know where you mean, I am sure it's the bio fuel crop, 

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This is Triticale grown for biofuel, so that Shotguneddy can establish whether the crop that he`s seen is the same.Triticale_001.jpg.7214b6193b1f0b58037967d6cb2b89a9.jpg

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This must help I don’t think it’s bio fuel 

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13 hours ago, Old Boggy said:

This is Triticale grown for biofuel, so that Shotguneddy can establish whether the crop that he`s seen is the same.Triticale_001.jpg.7214b6193b1f0b58037967d6cb2b89a9.jpg

Thanks but don’t look like that

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A local farmer grows Rye every year because the ground is so poor and it's all that will grow, it goes to Ryvita. Rye looks like 5 foot barley.

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1 hour ago, martinj said:

A local farmer grows Rye every year because the ground is so poor and it's all that will grow, it goes to Ryvita. Rye looks like 5 foot barley.

Yep , could be that. I had not thought of rye as it is quite rare around here, in fact never seen it grown anywhere.

Do us a favour and ask , will you. That will solve the issue.

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I never see him these days, My son and I had some great shooting on the Rye as it's tall enough to get blown down in thunderstorms and whatnot so we got good areas of lain crops. Bags between the two of us went 120 + a few times with numerous 30-40 pluses.

As in a lot of shoots things got a bit sticky with a neighbour who had a riding stables, he was quite cooperative to start with allowing us to close paths to riders etc, we also shot his rabbits with .22 rifles but in the end he wanted to restrict shooting to evenings, 4pm and later so eventually it died a death.

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