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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Flat 10, Aug 16, 2018.
Simple, and looks to make a good job. Might try that next year.
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 !
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
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 !
Here’s our set up - Henry the vacum cleaner just out of shot
What conventional varieties are best to grow ?
Found Campus seems to do well here, vigorous, grown it for the last 4 years.
You got any sneaky
Lol, I got mine from Hutchinsons…!
It seems to be lagging behind the newer varieties these days but has been reliable, vigourous and consistent here.
Are you going on dragons den
Like the idea of cleaning your own osr, have you any dimensions available of your cleaner?
I found the plans via a google search - there is a you tube video as well if you search small seed cleaner
Thank you I’ll have a look.
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.
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?
It obviously wasn’t glyphosate.....
Warksfarmer being low input I’m betting doesn’t dessicate...