Depends how thick it is and where you drill the hole etc.
If it’s box it’ll fill with rubbish though, maybe better to weld a length of flat along the underneath.
We have been growing lucerne for 10 years now and the main problem was the crop becoming weedy,we tried kerb during winter a few times but it was next to useless , then we had a french farmer visit us and suggested glyphosate in the winter, which we tried last year and it was a total success , extremely clean and the lucerne has never looked better. If anyone is interested i can look up the rate we used.
We cut our lucerne same stubble length as the grass. Good yields and to be honest we should have cut it second cut last week. Normally would be third now but everything’s behind this year.
You guys keep it for a few years then?A brilliant crop once it's established, i'm amazed more people don't grow it!
Yes those 2 come to mind particularly as not liking it but nothing, grass clovers etc likes to be shaved tight ,quicker regrowth is the first big advantageAgreed, lucerne (and red clover for that matter) must not be cut short or pounded by tankers etc when it is wet. I would also let it grow on comfortably to give a bit of biomass (and root reserves) prior to the onset of winter.
It was set to replace our older 110 originally, but with the way business is going, ever increasing workload, the need for a loader and just general planning for the future we decided to try and add it as an addition rather than replace anything in the end. We've given the 130CVX a bit of a birthday recently (whilst it was having its main ad blue dosing unit replaced!) and it's going as well if not better than it did when it was new!
And yes, the extended wheelbase is a massive improvement with regards comfort and grip, they've squuezed as much as they can out of the steering lock to make that as good as is ever possible and it turns damn near as well as the other two! View attachment 976052
Yes you can, provided the ground isnt soaking wet. We graze dairy heifers IF it isnt a wet winter.....because of the bare patches between crowns plugging will occur if wet.Thankyou,
Can you graze in winter or do they need rest?
How long can you let it get before cutting ?
Are you saying the more flower when you cut the lower the persistence is?Yes you can, provided the ground isnt soaking wet. We graze dairy heifers IF it isnt a wet winter.....because of the bare patches between crowns plugging will occur if wet.
Winter growth depends on the dormancy number associated with the variety. The lower the number the more winter dormant. The higher the number (10 max) the more winter active. The trade off is winter active will have a significant less life span as a stand.
Cutting height is irrelevant. It's the stage of flowering that determines that. Rule of thumb. Less than 10% But if doing it for rocket fuel for dairy cattle you want to be slightly less again.
No. Far from it. The more flower the lower the feed value.(you will generally get more bulk if you let it get to 30-50% but a much lower rfi) It is ideal to let it flower properly before the end of the season (and winter) particularly if you live in an area where you get snow and hard frost as this let's the plant build its starches up to keep it going.Are you saying the more flower when you cut the lower the persistence is?