This year drilled 5kg OSR, 8kg buckwheat and 4kg Berseem clover all mixed, waiting to see what comes. Last year did same rates but broadcast Berseem clover with Avadex spreader on the rolls as all received wisdom said clover wouldn't like being drilled but the only place it grew was where the combine had turned and left no straw. My thinking was as my confidence in the Simtech grows that at least the clover will be in contact with the soil and my limited experience, this is my second year, with the Simtech seems to show the depth setting not that important within reason; it seems to create a slot free of straw with seed and tilth mixed and the seed grows. I will keep you posted.
If I were to plant berseem clover with oats as a cover to provide a grazing before maize, would it be better to use winter or spring oats, wouldn't really matter? One sample may flow through the drill easier than the other without cleaning that's all
I have some shot-holing, but in odd patches. There maybe the odd bare patch but I have a crop. What I would say at this relatively early stage is that next year I will only use the buckwheat. Having tried berseem clover both drilled with the rape this year and broadcast off the back of the rolls last year the clover establishment is disappointing.
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