AB9 drilling

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
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
AB9 gone in today. Triticale, barley, mustard, linseed, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflowers, etc.

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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
 

Andy26

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Location
Northants
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Lots of seeds waiting to be shed for birds to feed on.
Where I ran out of seed, and had to drill two weeks later, has looked better than that drilled earlier, so lesson learned for next year, don't drill until soil warmed up well.
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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