Hi everyone thinking of planting some kale direct into some grass in next couple of weeks want to graze it with mainly cattle from November until January only 4acre patch. Which would be best to grow. Thanks
Personally I would say no . They are chalk and cheese crops . Kale is an expensive high input crop to grow but the highest yielding if all brasica crops. Stubble turnips will get away quick and compete with it , but then when the kale gets going it with swamp the turnips ,that's my experience from growing kale for over 30 years ,I also grow stubble turnips/forage rape is there any benefit from mixing stubble turnips seed in with kale ???
grew kale main crop turnips and oats years ago for cows winter grazingI also grow stubble turnips/forage rape is there any benefit from mixing stubble turnips seed in with kale ???
What rates would you put the kale and oats on at? Normally put 2kg an acre of kale seed.grew kale main crop turnips and oats years ago for cows winter grazing
worked well oats were dried off standing straw so added fibre to the crop and what was not eaten acted as a mat to stop pugging of soil
also good for microriza in soil as oats are a host were the kales etc are not
Its an interesting ideaOats-Forage-Brassica-crops-for-grazing-1-7-15-12-D.-Wilson1.pdfAn overview of five experiments evaluating the use of winter-sensitive, cool-season species planted in mid-August after wheat or early September after corn silage harvest for grazing of fall-weaned calves during November and December.cropwatch.unl.edu
LINCOLN — Cover crops can provide great fall and early winter forage for grazing before killing frosts stop growth. After the cover crop winter freezes,...www.morningagclips.coma few things about the mix growing the oats etc will add fiber in to the diet
which of straw is cheep and tractor runs of fresh air then might not be worth doing it but if stick and dog man mixing the diet up while growing might be well worth thinking of