Looking for advise and steps on direct drilling forage, mainly Swedes and Redstart. I seem to remember @neilo posting an outline previously for swedes but cant find it. After bit of research found a fella running a Simtech-Aitchison close by and does some hire work, before I call him just want to work out difference in cost of DD vs traditional method done here plough, till and precision drill. So basically field looking to put redstart in is 4 for P and 2 for K, swede fields are both 4,4 and all three fields need some lime. I normally put redstart in mid May and Swedes in mid June, I want to know if below would be best approach 1. Burn off grass two weeks before drilling: - good bit of nettle infestation on one field, anything worth mixing with roundup to kill better? 2. Spread lime before drilling? 3. Drill 4. Apply fertiliser 5. Would spreading slug pellets be advisable in DD setup or if no issue in traditional method would it be needed here? Does this make sense and anything missing or need to be aware off?