Roughly what does rapeseed cost?

jonnyjon

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No need to clean it , just mix with a bit of fertilizer as a carrier and throw it in the spinner, twice across the field, maybe scratch the stubble if you think it needs a bit of tilt and roll. Job done for minimal cost. Works perfectly
 

Flat 10

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No need to clean it , just mix with a bit of fertilizer as a carrier and throw it in the spinner, twice across the field, maybe scratch the stubble if you think it needs a bit of tilt and roll. Job done for minimal cost. Works perfectly
Enough people do stubble turnips this way (y)
 
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?
Yes dessicated with glyphosate. No cleaning, no dressing. Straight off the combine into a tonne bag and sown at 15kg/ha. No flea beetle sprays either. It’s had 2 herbicides now and will get digestate this week for its N1. We’ll follow N2 in probably 6 weeks as we are a bit early with N1. Then it’ll be dessicated and harvested. That’s it.
 
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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.
You could but you don’t need to do what’s the point.
 

tjhooker

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@ajd132 Do you have a view on a reduced OSR input system? What @warksfarmer is achieving is impressive. We are on a purchased seed, a 3x APPLICATION (Phoma, LL spot, Sclerotinia) fungicide programme and 180kg/ha of N (120kg/ha SO3) - way, way too much spend. The wheat (feed only) is on a T0, T1, T2 & T3 fungicide split and 220kg/ha of N (60Kg/ha) - again, inputs way over the punchy side. We do get yield / quality results (N. Herefordshire / S. Shropshire border) but margin definitely suffers!!! It's all under significant review as we speak, so very keen for views/thoughts/feedback. Cheers!! :)
 

tjhooker

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Yes dessicated with glyphosate. No cleaning, no dressing. Straight off the combine into a tonne bag and sown at 15kg/ha. No flea beetle sprays either. It’s had 2 herbicides now and will get digestate this week for its N1. We’ll follow N2 in probably 6 weeks as we are a bit early with N1. Then it’ll be dessicated and harvested. That’s it.
Love the simplicity. A high-risk crop getting the appropriate attention.
 

ajd132

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@ajd132 Do you have a view on a reduced OSR input system? What @warksfarmer is achieving is impressive. We are on a purchased seed, a 3x APPLICATION (Phoma, LL spot, Sclerotinia) fungicide programme and 180kg/ha of N (120kg/ha SO3) - way, way too much spend. The wheat (feed only) is on a T0, T1, T2 & T3 fungicide split and 220kg/ha of N (60Kg/ha) - again, inputs way over the punchy side. We do get yield / quality results (N. Herefordshire / S. Shropshire border) but margin definitely suffers!!! It's all under significant review as we speak, so very keen for views/thoughts/feedback. Cheers!! :)
It’s really interesting. This will Be our fourth harvest without rape and I am keen to get back into it because I feel there is good money to be made if done properly and it also allows me to zero till a crop with multiple companion crops and get on top of BG, then have a safe situation to zero till wheat into the next year. All I’ve seen looking in for years is mad amounts of spraying and money being spent, osr being grown in the wrong places and fields because ‘it was coloured yellow on the map’ - I quote he made Chris green there.
I would be inclined to do similar to lee but I think 15kg is too much, would probably go for 5 in the field and 7 on the headlands (remember I need to buy seed in). Also only drill it if there rain coming and sack it off if it’s not going to get away. Best advice is to probably ignore farmers weekly scare mongering and keep it simple, that’s what I plan to do anyway.
 

ajd132

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Location
Suffolk
@ajd132 Do you have a view on a reduced OSR input system? What @warksfarmer is achieving is impressive. We are on a purchased seed, a 3x APPLICATION (Phoma, LL spot, Sclerotinia) fungicide programme and 180kg/ha of N (120kg/ha SO3) - way, way too much spend. The wheat (feed only) is on a T0, T1, T2 & T3 fungicide split and 220kg/ha of N (60Kg/ha) - again, inputs way over the punchy side. We do get yield / quality results (N. Herefordshire / S. Shropshire border) but margin definitely suffers!!! It's all under significant review as we speak, so very keen for views/thoughts/feedback. Cheers!! :)
Also, and im getting more and more religious about this. It’s ALL to do with the soil.
 

tjhooker

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It’s really interesting. This will Be our fourth harvest without rape and I am keen to get back into it because I feel there is good money to be made if done properly and it also allows me to zero till a crop with multiple companion crops and get on top of BG, then have a safe situation to zero till wheat into the next year. All I’ve seen looking in for years is mad amounts of spraying and money being spent, osr being grown in the wrong places and fields because ‘it was coloured yellow on the map’ - I quote he made Chris green there.
I would be inclined to do similar to lee but I think 15kg is too much, would probably go for 5 in the field and 7 on the headlands (remember I need to buy seed in). Also only drill it if there rain coming and sack it off if it’s not going to get away. Best advice is to probably ignore farmers weekly scare mongering and keep it simple, that’s what I plan to do anyway.
Sounds a fair strategy!! Will you buy in every year due to CFAs or look to save?
 
Love the simplicity. A high-risk crop getting the appropriate attention
Love the simplicity. A high-risk crop getting the appropriate attention.
The problem without doubt is the serviced agronomy companies that over the years have manipulated in house trials to generate inaccurate information they supply to their customers which only increases their own profit margins, not their customers. It’s nothing more than theft. However the industry isn’t policed so they never get called out.

They will though eventually and it’ll go down as one of the biggest agricultural cons in history. Tax payers money as well via the subsidy system. They are messing with fire but just continue to do it.
 

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