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Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by Devon James, Jul 18, 2018.
Any positive or negative experiences with a cc prior to beans?
What mix would work well?
Just keep radish out of the mix, if they regrow you can't take them out of the crop (I learnt this the hard way).
I've done both ryegrass and oats. I think its a positive thing to do if your in the mood. Keep it cheap - try and use farm save oats is my advice
Have linseed here that could be used. Oats won't be a problem, there's enough wild ones growing on the ground in question I like the idea of trying to plant into the cover and reducing the need for a pre em but don't expect will be brave enough for that
James, we have done this up here this year. Rye is great for the job. It grows so well in spring that the weeds don't.
Just sow beans into it then round up. No more weeds in beans than when we used pre em. Not sure how your Clayton would cope. Using disc drill here.
Rye sound a good idea David. Will see what price the seed is.
Half planning on looking at getting a set of discs for the Claydon and removing the front tine for certain situations
I've got a set of leading discs for just this. Not had to use them yet. @juke uses them a lot
tines for drilling covers , beans and rape, cereal drilling gets the disc seems to work well enough,
it still disturbs a bit as the disc goes in quite a bit, I don't think you would get away with drilling without pre ems tbh we certainly haven't dared be that brave, we did out of character drill some beans using the leading disc in the autumn for a customer they came fine n look ok that was on very light land
I like the sound of oats and ryegrass- farm saved oats would be ideal and not too difficult to kill, either.