I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest.
I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn.
Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
Written by John Swire
Game cover crops for shooting and wildlife and wild bird seed mixtures need careful management, starting with reducing the weed population which will help their establishment. This can be challenging, as often there are mixtures of different crop types established in the...
Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley.
75g/ ha counter sx
0.3 l/ha Pixxaro
Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
I have a field which was put into grass after linseed (late) last September. It hasn't established very well and the linseed volunteers, as you can imagine, have done very well not being sprayed off. I was told they could be grazed off with sheep before they get too 'stemy' in the spring. But...
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Download PDF Changing field conditions and grower practices may have shifted the spring weed spectrum. CPM gathers in-field advice and hosts a webinar to highlight best practice. Overall, we’ll see a reduction of autumn-germinating weeds, but a greater diversity of species...
Looking to buy a cheaper end rear discharge spreader but are the beaters ok or past it ?
Not going to be spreader loads each year
Will this hold up to the job
I know you get what you pay for the rest looks ok
How much do you think its worth
I’ve got a problem with large cranesbill in winter barley. The barley was direct drilled into wheat stubble which had received 4L/ha glyphosate a few days prior to drilling. Unfortunately it would appear that large cranesbill won’t die from glyphosate.
I’ve now got dinner plate sized cranesbill...
Given the late drilling date and the amount of rain that’s gone on them I’m pleasantly pleased with the state of my crops.
I do have two small fields that are below par but most are looking well.
How are others looking?
Wheat and barley below, no rape this year but locally it looks well.
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I've been wondering how many other people have the same ideas as to whether or not you should mow in a rotational grazing system as I do?
I should propably clarify that the type of mowing i am refering to is the mowing most people do to keep brush and invasive species down.
I think if you have...
Not quite sure where to post this, but figured more people on here likely to know the answer.
I drilled some AB8 grass mixture with flowers in last autumn. It had quite a lot of annual weeds and grasses so I have mowed it at regular intervals. Have mowed about 4 times now which feels like quite...
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I would like some suggestions based on general knowledge and experience please.
Last year, when I was unable to do any work for most of it, I had an influx of a weed that had first noticeably appeared the year before. Unfortunately most of it seeded last year. The commonest weeds have changed...