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Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by JMTHORNLEY, Jun 12, 2019.
Not bother spraying off? I'd be very interested to see how you get on with that
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
It's just getting him here is the trouble, it'll cost me a bomb but I had thought about topping then dragging the spring harrows over it and over it to try and 'clear' the ground?
Oh yeah it got sprayed it off to fields not very yellow in the photo because the spray seemed to work slow this year an I got impatient
I had a walk threw the field this morning actually and everything’s threw now
I would spray off with roundup leave it a few days, flail it hard and find someone who can drill through the trash.
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
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.
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.
How do you mix the seed in with the fert
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
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....
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.
Its the stuff that's growing you need to worry about .if you dont kill it you will be fighting it again next year
@Forage Trader and all else, this is what I’m working with. Anybody feel different?
Sorry I got confused. I though this was yours
See your in Glossop, m Wynne might be able to sort your direct drilling out, if you can get him to come soon enough
I had no idea Michael had a direct, I’ll give him a bell later