Intercropping linseed and winter beans

Jimbo26

Member
Hi,
Some of my winter beans haven't weathered the winter very well and I've got a few bare spots appeared. I was thinking of ripping up some of it the other day, but now they improved a bit and with the dry weather I am worried that putting the linseed in might end up leaving me with nothing.

So my question is do I crop them together and then put it through the cleaner post harvest to separate the linseed and beans. Is there anyone with any knowledge of this and how would you sow the linseed?

Thanks
 

Bomber101

Member
BASIS
Location
Trent, Dorset
Hi,
Some of my winter beans haven't weathered the winter very well and I've got a few bare spots appeared. I was thinking of ripping up some of it the other day, but now they improved a bit and with the dry weather I am worried that putting the linseed in might end up leaving me with nothing.

So my question is do I crop them together and then put it through the cleaner post harvest to separate the linseed and beans. Is there anyone with any knowledge of this and how would you sow the linseed?

Thanks
DONT DO IT! I had to cut some last year and getting a sample was very difficult as either whole boll in the tank or so many cracked beans the returns blocked in meters. Cleaned three times so far including optical sort and run through combine I believe. The verdict was not a good idea and not to do again.
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
DONT DO IT! I had to cut some last year and getting a sample was very difficult as either whole boll in the tank or so many cracked beans the returns blocked in meters. Cleaned three times so far including optical sort and run through combine I believe. The verdict was not a good idea and not to do again.
Absolutely!
I can't think over any two crops that require more extreme opposite settings on a Combine, than Linseed and Beans.
You will never be able to thresh any Linseed from the Bolls, if you are trying to get anything the size of a whole bean seed in the tank at the same time.
 

ben__adamss

Member
BASE UK Member
The combine will either destroy the beans to get good linseed sample or you'll have no threshed linseed and good beans.

Not the right crops to combine together IMO
 

ih1455xl

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northampton
I’ve stitched spring barley in to winter beans worked very well and cut easily milled them up together for feed but would be easy to separate out that but of field also had no spray or fert
 

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