Between the devil and the deep, have Oats and Linseed to drill, but a field of OSR that was destined to be sprayed off has got to the stage its now worth keeping. So need to cut one of the crops areas.
As I've grown neither in the past its a coin toss unless the collective wisdom of TFF can...
Just wondering if anyone is successful in broadcasting cover crops into standing crop pre harvest. We are at 36m, is anyone doing it at that width, and also has it proved a successful method of establishment?
Have I missed this thread or has no one started?
Mucked 2 weeks ago.
Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today.
Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes:
This is for spring barley.
How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
Looking like I might be in the market for a combine.
Current options ( due to budget and whats available ) are 570+ or a 570C don't want to go wider than 7.5m header, ideally Vario just in case I get OSR to grow in the future.
Your thoughts please
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...
Ok I’ve not been the biggest fan of DD I will admit but been having a think about one field in particular
it’s thin soil chalky free draining and is a bugger to plough
so going forwards it’s maybe time to do something different
current crop is wheat and was thinking S barley next then S oats...
I see a large estate near where I live are using an 8mtr wide cultivator to rip up overwintered stubble ready for drilling with their Vaderstaad drill. Up until now they have been using their Top Down, I think they must have at last realised they do not need to use a Top Down on thin...
May end up with some this year, what variety stands/combines easily, etc?
Imagine yield percentage is secondary to other factors perhaps, has linseed moved on any in 10yrs since I last had a fairly unsatisfying attempt at it?
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The crop plots at the Lincolnshire Cereals event site have wintered well and are going into spring in strong shape, according to the event agronomist and site manager.
A key feature of Cereals, the crop plots present visitors with a chance to see the latest varieties...
As we continue through our alternative crops week, it is important to look at how gross margins shape up both for spring crops for harvest 2021 and all crops for harvest 2022.
Values for small area crops, such as soya and linseed, are included in these margins. It is important to note that the...
Went down a bit of a rabbit hole the other day on YouTube, it seems in other parts of the world where they direct sow a lot of cereals (Canada Australia) they seem to use manly tine drills and move a bit of soil. My question is are disc drills great in theory but rubbish in practice or just to...
I’m wanting to plant a summer cover crop in some marginal land. Heavy clay. We’ve had consistently low yields, and it works up slabby. I want to put some structure back in and think the best way is roots.
most mixes are focussed on winter cover and Nfixing. I want a summer structure mix that...
This week has been a focus on alternative cropping options that can help provide returns for farm businesses. Yesterday was a look at pulses, whilst today will be alternative oilseeds, namely linseed and domestic soyabeans.
The oilseed rape area has been declining each season since 2011/12 with...
Much as our soil conditions would allow us to do it - unfortunately the slugs won’t. How effective is multiple stubble raking post osr pre wheat drilling in managing slug populations or is this just wishful thinking ?