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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Feldspar, Aug 10, 2017.
Usual osr sowing conditions forNE Scotland !
Lee, you general negativity and constant tirade against input suppliers gets very boring. Cheer up for Gods sake.
No. They are con artists.
We rolled some last year when prob 20% or so of the rape was like that & had no problem at all - didn't like doing it at time but wouldn't hesitate to do it again! Cheers dh
Can you put OSR on accurately enough with a weigh cell fert spinner?
That depends on the spinner but even the longest vanes & highest disc speed will only make it fly so far. OSR simply isn't dense enough to overcome the air resistance which eventually slows it's travelling distance. A tray test is best.
12 m is wide enough for anyone, why bother with a tray test?
By the time you have done a tray test you could be finished.
Stripes and all
At 12m you wont stripe it with a centreliner
At 24m its very likely
If its wet, plough it. By working a deeper layer of soil the rain has more chance to get away rather than ponding and drowning your crop. It's not pretty but it works.
Not enough time, equipment or manpower to do that. Drilling with the Claydon in a nicer field atm and going well. Finally a nice drying day too.
Of course, the Claydon makes it all seem like childsplay. But I work in wet ground a lot, and I see various things tried. Ploughing is safer when it comes to the potential for excess moisture in the equation- you artificially create a layer that will drain faster, that is the crux of it. It's not clever or pretty but it works.
I would Claydon nearly everything if I knew I could choose when it would happen and that we would have time for crops to become established before the winter closed in. In my experience of it, it does make you question why anyone bothers doing anything else, but then you see the stuff other people end up being forced to do because of the situations they face at the time.
Is it not preferable to make sure you do get a crop from it as if you rip it up you'll have just scuppered your rotation and won't be able to put OSR in that field for another 4 years?
If the land in question is so bad that you are contemplating chucking farm saved OSR seed on it with a fertiliser spreader and waiting to see if it has survived in spring, should you really be trying to grow an arable crop on it at all?
It won't be that bad we've just had a wet spell that's all. You are right about a ploughing tho, if heavy land is "too wet" at this time of year ploughing is very effective. Speeds the drying a treat.
Anyone looking for OSR pre em Clomate price needs to have a look at the Farm Marketplace price now
if you find it cheaper elsewhare please let us know !
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Started planting ours today.
Not had a rotation since 2012.