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  1. Fat hen

    Sugar beet in dd

    Picking up q a bit of mud but getting the job done nonetheless
  2. Fat hen

    Sugar beet in dd

    Not ploughed. He got a contractor to apply slurry with drag tines to 5" or so, then LD flatlifted it.
  3. Fat hen

    Sugar beet in dd

    Ive let a neighbour loose growing fodder beet on some lightish land (some clay patches). Due to be lifted in Nov by a beet contractor. Been no till since 2014-5. I am not looking fwd to the aftermath once its been lifted, want to get some WW in there, if it dries up in Dec or Jan. I have a LD...
  4. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    Drilled the 80ac yesterday. 250kg and some liquid fert. Pelleted. Some open slots but not bad. Concerned about the acids given off by decaying grass. Hope I’m just begging paranoid! Hope the plants can get going sooner rather than later.
  5. Fat hen

    Low disturbance subsoiling in a DD system

    Change your agronomist. My ex agronomist used to start sentences “the problem with direct drilling...”
  6. Fat hen

    Canary seed

    Anyone cut their canary? Reckon I got about 1.2 t/ha versus last years 2t/ha. Getting it into into perspective its a damn sight better than It looked in May. Still a bit of profit I think
  7. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    That would bee a coincidence! Will be interested to see how he gets on
  8. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    I’ve taken the considered decision that I’m just gonna drill wheat straight into the 60 acres of AB15. Rammed with root. Any cultivation is only going to make the situation worse was what my agronomist said
  9. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    Neighbour taking AB15 for silage today. Rates it above wheat for his beef cattle. Saves me a job!
  10. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    I know the C went up substantially.
  11. Fat hen

    Canary seed

    This time I DD Trit straight into residue/thick volunteers. Chopped the straw. Straw hangs around a long time so bales or shallow incorporation may be better. It formed a mat in places thus preventing the soil from drying so I borrowed a rake - did the job
  12. Fat hen

    Canary seed

    Ditto. Struggled in the drought. Seed slot opened up. Only really got going in June. Almost sprayed it off in may. Weeds aplenty. But there is crop now Itll be our 3rd time. Last yr was good 2t/ha.
  13. Fat hen

    Canary seed

    Its more like hay than straw. Funny stuff. 0.5/ac Was it a thin crop or small heads or both?
  14. Fat hen

    Canary seed

    Just spraying off today
  15. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    Any plans for the Carbon tests etc? Is it too early to benefit from that? Knowing this shitshow of a Govt it could be a long way off. Hope I'm wrong!
  16. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    Also took 1yr WW break in year 3. The point I am trying to make is that the rules are ambiguous and open to interpretation. Need to get it from the NE in writing
  17. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    TBF it pays well, the insects love it and good for soil no doubt about that. I got it from a senior NE adviser that you can keep it in the same place for 5yrs. Establishing it twice. So thats what we did. Got a year of WW then back into AB15 for another 5 yrs...
  18. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    You're lucky we've had 2.5inch in the last 2 wks, nevr dries out under the canopy. Slugs oh dear go that to look forward to! Why dont you pellet it ? take out a few thousand!
  19. Fat hen

    AB15 2 year legume fallow

    Was the soil wet when cutting it?

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