Home saving conventional OSR


Arable Farmer
Yes totally but surely the point of home saved seed would be to spend less time establishing the crop and just double the seed rate as the seed cost is minimal
Yes thats what we did.. (flee beetle put a stop to growing it) but never roundup-ed, oddly 90% of the seed mix was home saved and never had a flea beetle problem, then once the ban came in we lost the crop.


Arable Farmer
A week is neither here nor there and well it’s got to go through the drier anyway, but up here in north Scotland you could be nearer a month I reckon, it takes three weeks for roundup to sorta work,,,,,,, thick green stems are hard work to harvest, but having said that I may trial a tramline with no glyphosate 👍👍
Be gentle with the thrashing, its thrashed before it gets to the drum so get it out the back without smashing the stems and you will be OK.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...