Home saving conventional OSR

Lincsman

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Arable Farmer
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Lincolnshire
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.
 

Lincsman

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
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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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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