AB9 drilling

Brisel

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
It depends on your seed species. Smaller seeds like kale really need warmth to get up and away quickly. I don't plan to do mine until later in May. My plots are still in stubble thanks to a breakdown and the dry weather though I'll rip them up as soon as conditions allow.
 
It depends on your seed species. Smaller seeds like kale really need warmth to get up and away quickly. I don't plan to do mine until later in May. My plots are still in stubble thanks to a breakdown and the dry weather though I'll rip them up as soon as conditions allow.
Gone with kale, linseed, fodder radish, Gold of Pleasure, white mustard, Quinoa this year. Can go back with spring wheat if required as another crop type.
 

E_B

Member
Location
Norfolk
Thanks! Got some decals to go on it to smarten it up a bit, just added LED lights etc.

The drill is an Erth Agriseeder. Irish drill, mainly for overseeding but works well in a situation like this when the ground is soft. Very simple, Accord metering so can handle cereal seed rates.

Was drilling somewhere a touch under 2 inches. Deep for small seeds I suppose but I see it coming hot and dry. That was as deep as the drill will go. 125mm rows, 35kg/ha plus sunflowers chucked in randomly.

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tr250

Member
Location
Northants
Thanks! Got some decals to go on it to smarten it up a bit, just added LED lights etc.

The drill is an Erth Agriseeder. Irish drill, mainly for overseeding but works well in a situation like this when the ground is soft. Very simple, Accord metering so can handle cereal seed rates.

Was drilling somewhere a touch under 2 inches. Deep for small seeds I suppose but I see it coming hot and dry. That was as deep as the drill will go. 125mm rows, 35kg/ha plus sunflowers chucked in randomly.

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Only just noticed it’s got no decals presuming it’s a 1255. I’ve got some do so into similar ground with a weaving gd think I’ve got to make sure I don’t go too deep for small seed
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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