Perfect lines

Swedeboy

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Location
Stockholm
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What causes the lines in the field?
Direction of travel is left to right in the picture. My guess magnetism? Lines are due E/W. Thanks
 

martian

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BASE UK Member
Location
N Herts
We've had similar lines on one of our fields, opposite to direction of travel as well, but going N/S. It's downhill though, so drainage? Hasn't been cultivated for over ten years
 

Swedeboy

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Location
Stockholm
Last plowed ’97. Dd since ’08
’Everything’ done left to right in picture, tiles as well. We get these lines on most fields.
Does not show in the crop though.
 

Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
is strange I know that during the war a lot of land was very deep ploughed often by people nothing to do with the farm itself so might not have needed to make sense of you know what I mean but wether that would still show all these years later I’ve no idea
 

Phil P

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Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Just a guess but could it be something to do with the drill metering system? The flutes on meter drop in little pulses although it rotates at steady speed in reality seed is been dropped in pulses. As I say it’s just a guess. Do the left to right “waves” match up to your drill width?

I was reading a thread on Twitter about the exact same thing last year but I don’t think there was ever a conclusive answer.
 
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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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