DD on livestock farm

scholland

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Neeps then plantain getting 2nd graze today.
 

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scholland

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Location
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You seem to have had fantastic strikes with your crops @scholland anything you'd change or do differently for future?
Maybe I only photo the best bits [emoji56]!
In all seriousness it has gone well. Only bit I've had to go over again is pictured somewhere above and is filling in okish now.
Going into thick grass I'd round up earlier and leave for fortnight or so before sowing. Perhaps a tine drill would be better here?
Advice on here to get fert (n) week before drilling which I think is fair enough but I'd not put it all on then.
Storey worm remain a big concern.
Still not sure the best way out of grass but sew some rape irg into grass to try.
Irg volunteers despite round up in another bit of sweedes are a pain but I think there will still be a decent crop there.
2 customers fields have had a poor strike, not dd fault and I will probably just work away with my own from now on.....
I imagine this time next year I will have many different theories!
It's good fun and I've enjoyed the challenge and I'm amazed at the diversity of crops such a simple old drill has established.
 

scholland

Member
Location
ze3
Maybe I only photo the best bits [emoji56]!
In all seriousness it has gone well. Only bit I've had to go over again is pictured somewhere above and is filling in okish now.
Going into thick grass I'd round up earlier and leave for fortnight or so before sowing. Perhaps a tine drill would be better here?
Advice on here to get fert (n) week before drilling which I think is fair enough but I'd not put it all on then.
Storey worm remain a big concern.
Still not sure the best way out of grass but sew some rape irg into grass to try.
Irg volunteers despite round up in another bit of sweedes are a pain but I think there will still be a decent crop there.
2 customers fields have had a poor strike, not dd fault and I will probably just work away with my own from now on.....
I imagine this time next year I will have many different theories!
It's good fun and I've enjoyed the challenge and I'm amazed at the diversity of crops such a simple old drill has established.
Oh and I've bought a chisel plough to tear through dung heaps and feed ring areas.
And possibly most importantly we have always had enough moisture this year.
 
Maybe I only photo the best bits [emoji56]!
In all seriousness it has gone well. Only bit I've had to go over again is pictured somewhere above and is filling in okish now.
Going into thick grass I'd round up earlier and leave for fortnight or so before sowing. Perhaps a tine drill would be better here?
Advice on here to get fert (n) week before drilling which I think is fair enough but I'd not put it all on then.
Storey worm remain a big concern.
Still not sure the best way out of grass but sew some rape irg into grass to try.
Irg volunteers despite round up in another bit of sweedes are a pain but I think there will still be a decent crop there.
2 customers fields have had a poor strike, not dd fault and I will probably just work away with my own from now on.....
I imagine this time next year I will have many different theories!
It's good fun and I've enjoyed the challenge and I'm amazed at the diversity of crops such a simple old drill has established.

I think its tremendous demo of what an old moore can do.
 

Mr Maxxum

New Member
I'd looked at the new Moore uni drill at groundswell and other than the gutter roller and row spacing I couldn't see much difference between that and a vaddy rapid with the front discs/tines etc lifted out of work? Would I be right then in thinking the vaddy could do the same sort of job or am I speaking total nonsense?
 

scholland

Member
Location
ze3
Grows like stink alright,be interesting to see what you think of it re lamb thrive

Thoughts here is plantain for suckling and chicory and clovers for finishing
Just sell stores really so we chose plantain. Hoggs and their lambs on it and I'll weigh them soon.
 
I'd looked at the new Moore uni drill at groundswell and other than the gutter roller and row spacing I couldn't see much difference between that and a vaddy rapid with the front discs/tines etc lifted out of work? Would I be right then in thinking the vaddy could do the same sort of job or am I speaking total nonsense?

I've thought the very same. Was hoping someone that knows better was going to reply to this.
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
Been having a bit of a disaster with weeds in the second year of swedes.

DD'd them middle of May,really dry allowed weeds to get a hold then they have taken over.

Drastic step today as have gone in with topper high and taken the top off.

Hoping plants will get more light and re invigorate with some in the wheeling bouncing back.
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Just to prove I don't get it right every year @neilo .
 

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