Category: NBR

ÄDELHOLM 2024: WEED CONTROL

2024 is the first year with an ALS-tolerant “Smart” variety on Ädelholm. The major driving factor for the change from the conventional variety system was that it would make preparation for the 2024 Summer Meeting (4 June 2024) much easier. And it has been easier. Basically, there has been no worry about the weeds –…
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ÄDELHOLM 2024: EMERGENCE

(2024-05-02, sow +14 days, 78 degree-days_base 3, 17.2 mm rain) EMERGENCE On 26 April, 8 days after sowing, we saw a lot of radicles. On 26 April, 8 days after sowing, we saw the start of a lot of radicles, but not much more (Photo). Two days later, it was possible to fine shoots pushing…
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STICS GROWTH MODEL: INSTALLATION

The summary of this step is that there is good documentation for the installation of STICS and SticsOnR already. SticsOnR & SITCS ON LINUX As noted, the documentation is already good. This is just some notes (mainly to self) about my experience with the installation of STICS and SticsOnR on a Linux (Ubuntu) system. My…
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ÄDELHOLM 2024: SOWING

(2024-04-18, sow +0 days, 0 degree-days_base3, 0 mm rain) The clock has started. Sowing was complete on 18 April, with the first seed planted at ca. kl14. 18 April is 11 days later than sowing 2023, which wasn’t particularly early either. That means the potential for the crop is definitely reduced. We usually say 1%…
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DRONES AT NBR: MULTISPECTRAL

At the end of the 2023 season, the question was asked whether we could more readily, yet still robustly, measure canopy cover. We knew the answer to this question: multispectral index from drone captured images. We knew drones gave the coverage. We knew that multispectral make comparisons over time and space more robust. We also…
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ÄDELHOLM 2024: PREPARATION – TILLAGE & FERTILISATION

AUTUMN PLOUGH The plough was out late 19 December. Speaking of ploughing, from when the sugar beet field from 2023 was ploughed, we got the feedback that it was an absolute mess after harvest. We knew this would happen given the soil moisture conditions, but it was a cost we decided to pay. The only…
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ÄDELHOLM 2023: STORAGE

The field was lifted 14 November, with an expected delivery date of 22 November. There was a lot of rain in the forecast for 15 November – ca. 40mm – which was to be followed by a small cold period of -2C for a few hours. The gut said cover the clamp. The rule-of-thumb guides…
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ÄDELHOLM 2023: HARVEST

Harvest: 2023-11-14. Published: 2023-11-27. Updated 2023-12-21. A big thanks to the team from Björnstorp & Svenstorp who fought traffic and mud to harvest the crop in what is also a crazy busy time for them. It was approximately 6.5 hours of harvest, at 1.05 ha/hour. Timing As seems to always be the case, there were…
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ÄDELHOLM 2023: MAN LÄR SIG AV SINA MISSTAG

2023-09-03 Probably not the last time I’ll say that (- you learn from your mistakes – ) in the context of Ädelholm, but definitely the first time I’ve heard my daughter say it. Wise beyond her 7 years. The specific mistake was that one of the bolters I had pulled earlier in the season seemed…
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BOLTERS 2023

By my calculations, 2023 is a “normal” to “safer than normal” year with resepect to bolting risk. This, coupled with the general late sowing, means there shouldn’t be any general issues with bolting in 2023. Ädelholm had a sowing date of 7 April. Taking the station nearest – Alnarp – the approximate vernalisation hours are…
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