Admixing slug pellets with OSR seed

Goldilocks

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Oxfordshire
After my fiasco with slugs grazing down drill rows last year and not coming up for surface applied pellets am going to admix with seed this year.
Have not done this before and was wondering if any particular brand/type of pellet works best ( worried about possible settling out of fractions whilst drilling)
Was going to try Gusto as they are quite small and robust.
 

herman

Member
Mixed Farmer
We mix gusto with our rape seed they are similar in size and don't seem to separate easily . We mix in a old butter churn but a cement mixer will do the job , beware of the dust and I would wear a mask .
 

herman

Member
Mixed Farmer
It's worked very well for us for 8 years now we only have one seeder on our subsoiler and find it's the cheapest form of establishing rape for us . We only mix small batches and use 1kg of pellets per ha .
 

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