Irish Grain Assurance Scheme CROP RECORD BOOK

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1 Irish Grain Assurance Scheme CROP RECORD BOOK

2 GROWTH STAGES DECIMAL CODE FOR THE GROWTH STAGES OF CEREALS CONVERSION FACTORS 2-digit code Germination 00 Dry seed 03 Imbibition complete 05 Radicle emerged from caryopsis 07 Coleoptile emerged from caryopsis 09 Leaf at coleoptile tip 09 Leaf at coleoptile tip Seeding Growth B10 First leaf through coleoptile 11 First leaf unfolded 12 2 leaves unfolded 13 3 leaves unfolded 14 4 leaves unfolded 15 5 leaves unfolded 16 6 leaves unfolded 17 7 leaves unfolded 18 8 leaves unfolded 19 9 or more leaves unfolded Tillering 20 Main shoot only 21 Main shoot and 1 tiller 22 Main shoot and 2 tillers 23 Main shoot and 3 tillers 24 Main shoot and 4 tillers 25 Main shoot and 5 tillers 26 Main shoot and 6 tillers 27 Main shoot and 7 tillers 28 Main shoot and 8 tillers 29 Main shoot and 9 or more tillers Stem elongation 30 Ear at 1cm 31 1st node detectable 32 2nd node detectable 33 3rd node detectable 34 4th node detectable 35 5th node detectable 36 6th node detectable 37 Flag leaf just visible 39 Flag leaf ligule/collar just visible Booting 41 Flag leaf sheath extending 43 Boots just visibly swollen 45 Boots swollen 47 Flag leaf sheath opening 49 First awns visible Inflorescence 51 First spikelet of inflorescence just visible 52 1/4 of inflorescence emerged 55 1/2 of inflorescence emerged 57 3/4 of inflorescence emerged 59 Inflorescence completed Anthesis } Beginning of anthesis } Anthesis half-way } Anthesis complete Milk development 71 Caryopsis watery ripe 73 Early milk 75 Medium milk 77 Late milk Dough development 83 Early dough 85 Soft dough 87 Hard dough Ripening 91 Caryopsis hard (difficult to divide by thumb-nail) 92 Caryopsis hard (can no longer be dented by thumb-nail) 93 Caryopsis loosening in daytime Reference: Tattman D.R. Brad H. (1987) Decimal Code for the Growth Stages of Cereals. Annals of Applied Biology The following conversion factors are reproduced in good faith but IGAS cannot accept any responsibility for errors arising from their use. Multiply the units in the left-hand column by the conversion factor in the middle column to obtain the units in the right-hand column. For example, to convert acres to hectares, multiply the number of acres by to obtain the number of hectares. e.g. 10 acres = 4 hectares MULTIPLY BY TO OBTAIN Acres Hectares Square feet Square metres Square yards Square metres Feet Metres Inches 2.54 Centimetres tillering one begins shoot Tillering tillers formed leaf sheaths lengthen GROWTH STAGES IN CEREALS leaf sheaths strongly erect emergence Stem Extension of ear ear complete emergence boot flag leaf swollen ligule just visible flag leaf just visible 2st node detectable 1st node detectable Heading Ripening Yards Metres Feet per second Miles per hour Miles per hour Kilometres per hour Pounds Kilograms Pounds per acre Kilograms per hectare Hundredweights (cwt) per acre Kilograms per hectare Stones per acre 15.7 Kilograms per hectare Pounds per square inch Bars Pints Litres Pints per acre Litres per hectare Fluid ounces per acre Litres per hectare Gallons Litres ZADOK S SCALE Gallons per acre Litres per hectare

3 Irish Grain Assurance Scheme Crop Record Book Irish Grain Assurance Scheme P.O. Box 7, Athy, Co. Kildare. Telephone Facsimile IGAS/CRB Ver. 2 The Irish Grain Assurance Scheme is owned by the Cereals Association of Ireland and managed by CropSure Limited.

4 PERSONAL DETAILS name.... address telephone telephone fax mobile IGAS membership no useful telephone no s. in case of emergency police station contact doctor hospital poisons information centre (01) fire brigade telephone taxi mobile bank bank mechanic insurance solicitor grain merchant Notes: USEFUL TELEPHONE NO. S name tel fax

5 USEFUL TELEPHONE NO. S name tel fax Irish Grain Assurance Scheme Record Sheets The IGAS Record Book will last most growers a number of years. When it s full write to us quoting your IGAS registration number and we will send a new copy to you by return of post. The address can be found on the inside front of this booklet. The Irish Grain Assurance Scheme is owned by the Cereals Association of Ireland and managed by CropSure Limited.

6 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE SPRAYERS Please refer to the Code of Practice MACHINERY MAINTENANCE SPRAYERS - Notes: Machinery used for spraying must be properly maintained and output checked at least once a year. An adequate record must be kept. Date of Checking: example: Result: replaced nozzles - ok

7 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE FERTILISER SPREADERS Please refer to the Code of Practice MACHINERY MAINTENANCE FERTILISER SPREADERS - Notes: Machinery used to apply fertiliser must be properly checked and maintained. An adequate record must be kept. Date of Checking (min once a year): example: Result: adjusted vanes - ok

8 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE TRANSPORT VEHICLES Please refer to the Code of Practice Machinery used to transport grain from field or temporary storage must be clean and free from contamination, odours and oil leaks. An adequate record must be kept MACHINERY MAINTENANCE TRANSPORT VEHICLES - Notes: Date of Inspection: example: No. of vehicles: 4 Result/Action: Leaking oil / replaced seal

9 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE HARVESTERS Please refer to the Code of Practice Machinery used to harvest crops must be adequately maintained, correctly adjusted, clean and free from contaminants and odours. A record of inspection must be kept. MACHINERY MAINTENANCE HARVESTERS - Notes: Date of Inspection example: Pre Result: removed baits, ran, replaced covers Post Result: cleaned, opened all covers, ran 20 minutes Pre. Post. Pre. Post. Pre. Post. Pre. Post. Pre. Post. Pre. Post.

10 GRAIN HOLDING GRAIN HOLDING AREAS Please refer to the Code of Practice Areas used to temporarily hold grain must be kept clean and free from contaminants, odours and oil spillages. Following housing of livestock, surfaces must be power washed and disinfected. An adequate record must be kept. MACHINERY MAINTENANCE GRAIN HOLDING AREAS - Notes: Date of cleaning: example: Details: power washed

11 PESTICIDES STOCKS PESTICIDE STOCK SHEET Please refer to Teagasc Pesticides - The Handling, Application and Storage of Pesticides on Farms. A stock-sheet of the pesticides in storage on the farm should be kept. PESTICIDES STOCKS PESTICIDE STOCK SHEET Pesticides must be stored in the original packaging in a locked secure store. DATE PESTICIDE AMOUNT PESTICIDE AMOUNT PESTICIDE AMOUNT IN STOCK IN STOCK IN STOCK DATE PESTICIDE AMOUNT PESTICIDE AMOUNT PESTICIDE AMOUNT IN STOCK IN STOCK IN STOCK Product Name A 15 ltrs Product Name B 8 ltrs Product Name C 8 ltrs Product Name D 10 ltrs Product Name E 13 ltrs Product Name F 5 ltrs

12 MACHINERY MAINTENANCE OTHER RECORDS (for own use) MACHINERY MAINTENANCE OTHER RECORDS (for own use) - Notes: Tractor Hours Maintenance example: Ford KE Engine oil & filter

13 CROP / FIELD RECORD CROP DETAILS CROP / FIELD RECORD CHEMICAL APPLICATION Please specify RATE: Acre Hectare X (tick one box only) FIELD/BLOCK NAME _ Hill Field AREA _ 12 acre _ DATE G.S. PRODUCT RATE REASON FOR USE COMMENTS CROP SOWN W. Wheat _ LPIS NO. I101 _ VARIETY _ Madrigal _ SOWING DATE _ 15 Oct _ /11 16 Herbicide Name 1.0 Weeds Broken nozzle Herbicide Name 1.0 Weeds - repaired pipe LAST CROP W. Wheat _ SEEDING RATE _ 8 _ 1/2 _ St/Ac _ SEED SUPPLIER _ Merchant Name HARVEST DETAILS SEED LOT NO _ HARVEST DATE 17/18 August _ 2004 _ SOLD TO Buyer _ Name _ EXAMPLE SOLD FOR Malting Seed Milling Feed X Other _ DEL DATE _ 17/18 _ August _ TONNAGE DEL _ 51 tonne DEL BY _ Self FERTILISER APPLICATION Please specify RATE: Acre X Hectare (tick one box only) Aphicide Name 0.15 Aphids 10/ Growth Reg 1.25 Shorten Straw 03/ Fungicide Name 0.5 Disease Dew on Fungicide Name 0.3 Disease Crop Trace Element 1.0 Nutrition EXAMPLE 04/ Fungicide Name 0.6 Disease Cool Fungicide Name 0.6 Disease Breezy 10/ Fungicide Name 0.7 Disease Septoria DATE G.S. COMPOUND USED RATE USED TOTAL UNITS APPLIED Fungicide Name 0.8 Disease Active 14/10 0 : 4 : / 2 bags 0 : 10 : / N + 3 S 1 1 / 2 bags 40 : 10 : / N + 3 S 1 bag 67 : 10 : / N + 3 S 1 bag 94 : 10 : / N + 3 S 3 bag 175 : 10 : 100

14 CROP / FIELD RECORD CROP DETAILS CROP / FIELD RECORD CHEMICAL APPLICATION Please specify RATE: Acre Hectare (tick one box only) FIELD/BLOCK NAME _ AREA _ DATE G.S. PRODUCT RATE REASON FOR USE COMMENTS CROP SOWN _ LPIS NO. _ LAST CROP VARIETY SOWING DATE 20 SEEDING RATE SEED SUPPLIER SEED LOT NO. HARVEST DETAILS HARVEST DATE _ SOLD TO SOLD FOR Malting Seed Milling Feed Other _ DEL DATE _ TONNAGE DEL _ DEL BY _ FERTILISER APPLICATION Please specify RATE: Acre Hectare (tick one box only) DATE G.S. COMPOUND USED RATE USED TOTAL UNITS APPLIED

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