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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Flat 10, Aug 16, 2018.
As above conventional and hybrid. What size packs? So many million seeds?
We are a shade under £220.00/4 million seed bag, conventional.
Arm and a leg and more.
Friendly slug and pigeons and soil bugs needed also
To bloody much like most of the inputs we buy!
Quotes I've had are..
Elgar £215 4m seeds
Campus £175 but i was told something has gone tits up with the seed crop so not sure on availability.
Aquila £235 3ha
Off the heap 35p kg
35p/kgs here - 10kgs /ha = £3.50 plus royalty
I think the royalty on the conventional stuff that has just been cleaned was about £2.20/kg, 80p/kg to clean it.
So once sent that off it can be sown anywhere is it ?
£9.04/ha royalties (at 10kg:ha that’s the cheaper option)
Cleaning is free
Shame I still have to grow clearfield stuff.....
unless you can use low seed rates hss plus area based roalty is a no brainer
It’s a sad job when cleaning a crop is worth double the value of the crop itself.....and the royalty is worth six times the value of the end product.
I’m sure there’s a good analogy but I can’t think of one offhand.
Cleaning still costs time & materials if you make a DIY aspirator
Like this, wet day job
I was quoted almost £5/kg to clean, including royalty and 30p of fung . Could buy new seed for around £9/10/kg.
Got 120kg of seed to clean somewhen
I’ve been growing hybrid and very pleased with yield but this year the seed bed is very dry so will be an expensive exercise if it doesn’t germinate
How is that working @average farmer ? Are there holes in the guttering?
I have a leaf blower blowing up the pipe, just out of frame. No holes in the pipe but a couple of screws holding it to the wood which do a good job, making the seed bounce around a bit .
Why do you drill so heavy? Still aiming to drill 2kg fss here onto ploughed light ground.
Also how and when does one pay the royalties?