Roughly what does rapeseed cost?

Clive

Staff Member
Location
Lichfield
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?
Royalties - you complete a declaration in the spring same as other corps

Why 10kgs ? Because I’ve found it works, produces a crop that competes better with weeds so cleaner and isn’t so vulnerable to slugs and pigeons. Population manages its self in the spring and crop is no thicker than a low seed rate crop cone harvest

Yields well and importantly consistently

Affordable when your seed costs 35p a kg and not £35 !
 

Clive

Staff Member
Location
Lichfield
Cleaning still costs time & materials if you make a DIY aspirator ;)
Maybe about £5 of scrap to build ours ... at a push and 2hrs in the workshop a couple of years ago

Runs itself - set up and leave running while out combining it cover crop drilling and come back to a couple of tonne of clean seed in the skip

VERY minimal cost
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
You don’t need to clean it.
Cleaning is if you’ve got the time and inclination. Micro feed rollers don’t like pods and chaff - fine for you with a cereal drill and high seed rate. You could also screen or aspirate out the smaller seeds for the “better” bigger ones.
 

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