Broadcast cover crop into standing crop 36m

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haybob

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Livestock Farmer
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?
Cheers
Hi, just looking up this and wondering if you have tried broadcasting this season? My situation would be broadcast osr on a standard spring barley crop.
 

mki

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I have customer who did 36m with Amazone ZA-TS. Mix of oil radish, vetch and phacelia. Miss some 3 - 4 metrs. And phacelia was only 16m.
On 36m you need to have lifter to get spreader 1m higher. And nice, round, big seeds like vetch, radish, lupin. We do it in our farm already 4 years in 24m tramlines. Week before harvest. Around 70-80 ha every year.

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haybob

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Livestock Farmer
Situation here waiting for late spring barley harvest on heavy land, osr sown a couple of weeks late , can often end up in failure.
 

Elliott

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Hi, just looking up this and wondering if you have tried broadcasting this season? My situation would be broadcast osr on a standard spring barley crop.
We didn’t do it this year but something we are still looking at. Always interested to see what others are doing....
 

Elliott

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Kent
Hi, just looking up this and wondering if you have tried broadcasting this season? My situation would be broadcast osr on a standard spring barley crop.
One thing from this season that has made me think again, was the delayed harvesting of much of the wheat. Gave time for greenery to erupt in the bottom making a few fields difficult to harvest. Made me think if you spread a load of seed then had a breakdown or rain would that cause problems. Probably not but it would be pretty gutting if so. It was bindweed and thistle that caused problems for us this year.
That made me think auto cast off the combine might be safer. But then you’re not gaining much other than not having to fit the drilling in around the rest of harvest.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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