Direct drilling into AB15

Joe Boy

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Essex
Has anyone got any experience of this. I’m thinking of replacing my pea break crop with AB15.

I’m wondering how good the AB15 is at suppressing black grass given it can’t be grazed and the management restrictions on mowing it.

Also wondering how the wheat would do growing out of the decaying clover. It can be sprayed off on 15th August of the second year and I would want to plant fairly early September. Not much time for the soil to digest the crop!

I’m wondering if winter oats might work better than wheat in this situation?

Any advice of experience much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 

TWF

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Arable Farmer
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Peterborough

A Whole thread on it here
 

Joe Boy

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Essex

A Whole thread on it here
 
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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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