ROOT CROP Newbie

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by JMTHORNLEY, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. JMTHORNLEY

    JMTHORNLEY Member

    Location:
    Glossop
    Not bother spraying off? I'd be very interested to see how you get on with that
     
  2. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes Moderator

    I'd be tempted to go down the Vredo route,

    • Saves a cultivation pass
    • Gets seeds into moisture, and should cut though trash/thatch
    • Maintains soil structure so should carry cattle better
    • Less weeds due to less soil movement
     
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  3. JMTHORNLEY

    JMTHORNLEY Member

    Location:
    Glossop
    It's just getting him here is the trouble, it'll cost me a bomb (n) but I had thought about topping then dragging the spring harrows over it and over it to try and 'clear' the ground?
     
  4. Oh yeah it got sprayed it off to :rolleyes: fields not very yellow in the photo because the spray seemed to work slow this year an I got impatient :p

    I had a walk threw the field this morning actually and everything’s threw now
     
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  5. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    I would spray off with roundup leave it a few days, flail it hard and find someone who can drill through the trash.
     
  6. JMTHORNLEY

    JMTHORNLEY Member

    Location:
    Glossop
    Found a packet of sheep closer to home so going to mob it for a few days, spray it then flail whats left and look to slot seed it. made my mind up :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  7. If you have a rotovator or discs or something to make some tilth you could just run that over it and then mix seed in with the fertilizer when it's spun on. If you did 2 passes at 90° it would be plenty good enough for a brassica crop. Roll it after and job done.
     
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  8. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    It would be better to spray it first, then mob stock with sheep 5 days later, if that’s the way you want to go. You’ll need plenty of leaf for the glyphosate to work, which the sheep would take off if you graze it first.

    I bet you wish you hadn’t started this now.:D
     
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  9. How do you mix the seed in with the fert
     
  10. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    It defo needs roundup . Myself I would leave it fallow top it later in the year spray in spring and straight back to grass .
    All I know is it that was my land with rushes like that brasicas would be s waste of time and money. But evry farm is different. If you dont spray it your rushes will be back in force
     
  11. JMTHORNLEY

    JMTHORNLEY Member

    Location:
    Glossop
    Nope, very glad I did. Getting some good advice and know where I need to be looking. I am going to plant the crop as the ground needs cleaning some way and I'll turn the beasties onto it when it's ready to graze, they can stay on grass until mid October to be honest so it'll have plenty of time to grow a decent crop.

    I'm just trying to think of the best way to deal with the trash so it's not getting in the way of the new crop....
     
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  12. Tip the seed into the fertilizer as it's coming out of the bag into the spinner. Try and do it at about the same rate so the seed and fertilizer finishes at about the same time. I usually do that with half the seed and then sprinkle the rest on top of the fertilizer in the spinner and it mixes on the way down as it's going out of the spinner. There might be a better way of doing it but that's what I do it seemed to work quite well. I don't think you have to be too precious about it though more important to go over the field twice to try and get it even I think.
     
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  13. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    Its the stuff that's growing you need to worry about .if you dont kill it you will be fighting it again next year
     
  14. JMTHORNLEY

    JMTHORNLEY Member

    Location:
    Glossop
    @Forage Trader and all else, this is what I’m working with. Anybody feel different?

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  15. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    Sorry I got confused. I though this was yours Screenshot_20190613-195929.jpg
     
  16. beefsheeparable

    beefsheeparable New Member

    See your in Glossop, m Wynne might be able to sort your direct drilling out, if you can get him to come soon enough
     
  17. JMTHORNLEY

    JMTHORNLEY Member

    Location:
    Glossop
    I had no idea Michael had a direct, I’ll give him a bell later
     
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