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Help!

My triticale has gone to head
two months early!
Any experience of cereal heading early greatly appreciated.

I think my options are
1) spray out and sow a late variety of trit or wheat.
2) graze until mid August and hope it can grow new tillers and produce some grain.

3) pull the stock off now. And see what happens. Probably get frosted and cut it all for hay in October.
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Sorry couldn't find my way back to your reply.
Sown mid march 5th to 18th
100 kg seed
100 kg map
Sown into great moisture under thick stubble layer
Hasn't stopped raining since
Perfect autumn
Cold week in April with a light frost reported by some.
Otherwise warm idyllic wether.
Lightly Grazed twice already.
80kg urea before rain 10 days ago.
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After much research, I have discovered a paper on vernalisation of whet embryos (seed for the layman farmer).
We had a series of frosts last spring and I escaped major yield loss, but apparently my seed had its cold requirement met, so it went to head as soon as it had I enough temperature days .
Gotta love the curves balls we get in farming!
I will look up and post a link to the paper.
 
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