We use Herakles which is not a hybrid but I am told old ’culture’ varietys work even better scavenging for what they need. Last year we placed 60 kg of N with the drill in spring. It was slow release organic prills so didn’t release fast enough for the rye to make much use of it. Probably make a...
We take the rye for grain, make forage of the stubbles and clover, graze short and the back to rye (which could probably be grazed in the autumn, but we have not tried this). Local weather - dry spring/summer wet autumn/winter and guaranteed frost over winter (so far guaranteed ...) annual...
On third rye crop with clover in the bottom.
Low harvest yield but also a forage on stubbles and clover for the cows and then grazed short with sheep before drilling.
No chem and ’only’ cow muck in autumn.
We have a field of fescue that’s been cut for seed for five years. Now we want to graze the field and plan to put some hairy vetch in it to fix N. The cows like it but what about horses?
I have a field with an uneven timothy stand. I drilled spring beans and let the ewes in to eat the timothy before emergence of the beans. They ate it and the beans are up. Seems like they didn’t go for the bean shoots. Now the beans are standing still due to cold weather but the grass grows...