Roughly what does rapeseed cost?

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Flat 10, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Simple, and looks to make a good job. Might try that next year.
     
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  2. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    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 !
     
  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    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
     
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  4. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    80p/kg

    Looks like my £5 of scrap has saved us £1600 then

    That will be a nice long weekend away for me and the wife then, I know where I would rather spend the money !
     
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  5. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Here’s our set up - Henry the vacum cleaner just out of shot

     
  6. Billboy1

    Billboy1 Member

    What conventional varieties are best to grow ?
     
  7. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Found Campus seems to do well here, vigorous, grown it for the last 4 years.
     
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  8. Billboy1

    Billboy1 Member

    You got any sneaky
     
  9. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Lol, I got mine from Hutchinsons…!
     
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  10. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    It seems to be lagging behind the newer varieties these days but has been reliable, vigourous and consistent here.
     
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  11. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Are you going on dragons den
    Nick...
     
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  12. Woldtopper

    Woldtopper New Member

    Like the idea of cleaning your own osr, have you any dimensions available of your cleaner?
     
  13. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    I found the plans via a google search - there is a you tube video as well if you search small seed cleaner
     
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  14. Woldtopper

    Woldtopper New Member

    Thank you I’ll have a look.
     
  15. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    You don’t need to clean it.
     

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  16. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    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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  17. tjhooker

    tjhooker Member

    Was your fss crop desiccated with diquat, swathed or left to ripen naturally? No dressing either is take it? Thanks

    Ps Your crop looks well!! Indicative of this year for you?
     
  18. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    It obviously wasn’t glyphosate.....
     
  19. tjhooker

    tjhooker Member

    Obvs.......
     
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  20. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Warksfarmer being low input I’m betting doesn’t dessicate...
     
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