Maize 2022

vinnie123

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O'Reilly

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Been doing a bit of experimentation

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be interesting to see where the yield will be in relation to the conventional method next door
That is the way forward. Granted, you probably have more rain than us, and your soil is easier to work, but I look with despair around here at the clay soil that is being dried out by ploughing then not drilling for ages, then they wonder why it doesn't yield. This after the greedy sods have had a crop of rye sucking all the moisture out all winter.
 

Bald Rick

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Anglesey
That is the way forward. Granted, you probably have more rain than us, and your soil is easier to work, but I look with despair around here at the clay soil that is being dried out by ploughing then not drilling for ages, then they wonder why it doesn't yield. This after the greedy sods have had a crop of rye sucking all the moisture out all winter.

cost is the major driver even without the current high diesel price.

Was working at 20 litres/hr as opposed to 55 l/hr for power harrow and similar for plough and subsoiler
doesn’t work in grassland as too much root mass to contend with making drilling uneven
 

Dead Rabbits

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'Merica
cost is the major driver even without the current high diesel price.

Was working at 20 litres/hr as opposed to 55 l/hr for power harrow and similar for plough and subsoiler
doesn’t work in grassland as too much root mass to contend with making drilling uneven
You need to spray off 2 weeks prior. Or longer
 

Bald Rick

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Anglesey
You need to spray off 2 weeks prior. Or longer

Part of the problem we have is this is estate land and we get moved around often on to fields that are grazed only days before we get access.

I think strip could work in to grass but probably one pass winter , burn off 3 weeks prior to sowing then another pass but root mass is an issue
 

Macus3

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Northern Ireland
Trying maize for the first time here in ni. Getting a bit ahead of myself, but what do experienced growers recommend for additives come harvest time?
 

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Dead Rabbits

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'Merica
Trying maize for the first time here in ni. Getting a bit ahead of myself, but what do experienced growers recommend for additives come harvest time?
Dunno. Never have used anything. Last I looked it was $1/ton. Would it return $2 in milk/feed value? Doesn’t appear so, so we left it out.
 

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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...
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