It did about .6/acre. It set our combine on fire so a neighbour ended up doing it with a straw walker. Blackgrass control was poor. Won’t be growing it again I would rather do stewardship however a mix of osr, oats and beans are enough for our break crops.
We grow rape and beans too. On heavy land we can grow long runs of cereals though and they are always more reliable than beans, osr and make the other crap like linseed or peas look completely pointless (I’ve tried)
Farmers arguing about the size of farm being an issue is ridiculous. There is god awful small livestock farms in the same way there is terribly run large farms and vice versa in all businesses and sectors.
That’s fair, they are bulky. We don’t have that problem. New oat mill we are involved with should open up some good opportunities for uk oat growers and change the market dynamics in our favour so don’t write them off completely!
We have both in rotation generally.
7.5t/ha of spring oats at £195 is a nice margin.
I think in this situation I will just put the oats in rather than springs beans as I have no seed and don’t plan on growing them long term. Oats in the shed and fert bought at 56p/kg, also got all our base...
Nova crop and Omex are completely different tests and are not really comparable. Base had a guy from nova crop do a talk recently who explained the differences between nova crop sap sampling and standard old leaf tissue testing (which is what omex do I believe).
I’ve used both in the last, did...
It’s job justification. The NFU by starting this have created a whole new industry feeding off farmers, as if we didn’t have enough of that already.
I cannot for the life of me understand why the NFU are not properly pushing back against the whole charade, everything they have done so far is...