How late for linseed

Scrambler

Member
Location
Leicestershire
Yes, a frost here this morning.
I took this photo around midday.
Doesn’t look any different other than a bit of flea beetle damage.
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Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
this was ours a week ago, 10days after drilling and no rain at that point

we have had some rain now this weekend so it should fly away

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Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
That looks like quite an open seed trench. Do you run the plastic tabs for pushing the seed down into the trench? Much angle on the covering wheel? I doubt it would make much difference, I was just surprised to see how open it looked.

not a very representative picture really, was just a bit that was poking through, probably because the slot is a bit open there so seed not so deep

ground was like concrete when drilling

we don’t run the plastic tabs, use the firming wheel
 

Charles Quick

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BASE UK Member
Location
Somerset
Linseed's last chance here - switched from Empress to Bingo, drilled at 800 seeds with 1.5kg/ha AberAce clover. Inoculated with a bit of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus and AMFs I had lying around.
This was taken on the 30th, before the rains.
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Charles Quick

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BASE UK Member
Location
Somerset
Stupid question, why? Just not getting the yield?
Yeah just all round a bit naff really. Dad was insistent on the early, short varieties like Empress but they just had no vigour when drilled on the green. Herbicide options are limited and damaging to the crop, particularly now Bromoxynil is gone.
Tried peas last year and even though it was a poor year for them I was impressed by the ground covering ability and ease of harvest. Residue is less of a problem, too. And I can establish a clover understorey with less issues, as the herbicides are compatible
 
I pulled the plug on drilling linseed 10 days ago as there was no moisture in the ground, then we had 7 mm of rain which was just enough to get the cultivators and drill to produce excellent seedbed. Time will tell tho as the early drilled crops around here have been raveged by flea beetle as the crops couldn't get away in the dry cold conditions
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
just poking through drilled it with a companion crop of spring oats. only got a small area and never grown it before so dont really know what im doing.
 

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