I know a bloke who grows it with mustard to hold it up. He's on here.
Been offered a contract to grow Vetch seed and it looks like a good alternative to Beans, but any experience out there please? DD in spring or autumn? Harvest problems? Weed control?
I can pass you on the contact details if you want...............
Several year ago I realised that we were doing OK with cereals but needed to improve our break crops. I started growing minority seed crops for a couple of companies. Turnips, swede and broad beans we were quite good at; vetch/tares, radish and mustard we were OK at; cress, peas and a few others were on going disasters, although it took several years to realiseI can pass you on the contact details if you want...............
Growing some at home this year. Only 20 acres and on the flattest field we have. All was looking well until this latest rain. It was dying off well without having sprayed it and would have gone at it had we had two or three hot days. Now very flat and very wet!! . Any tips on harvesting. Will be a good crop if we can get in the combine tank. Been told you've got to go with bright sun and not too humid. Similar to linseed then?! Any advantage to running a non serrated knife? Robigus have you still got your disc arrangement? Any advice greatly received. Ain't worth nowt till it is in the shed.
Thanks Simon, some useful pointers there. Never thought of the auger wrapping! The more people I speak to the more fun it sounds!
Was going to go with lifters. Also on the Deere combine you can alter the pitch of the header from the frame on the feeder house. Was thinking of having the header slightly more nose down. My theory being this may help get under the carpet. Father reckons it will just encourage bulldozing. He might be right. He normally is!!! What would you think? Now wishing we had a vario type header!!!
As you say I think patience is the key here!!