Roughly what does rapeseed cost?

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

  1. Matt77

    Matt77 Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Been looking in to this last week, found this, but I like the idea of the guttering and leaf blower, simples!!
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  2. jonnyjon

    jonnyjon Member

    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
     
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  3. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Enough people do stubble turnips this way (y)
     
  4. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    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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  5. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    You could but you don’t need to do what’s the point.
     
  6. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    On your simple system, none.
     
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  7. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    Im looking for a £400-£450/acre margin after all input and machinery costs.
     
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  8. tjhooker

    tjhooker Member

    @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!! :)
     
  9. tjhooker

    tjhooker Member

    Love the simplicity. A high-risk crop getting the appropriate attention.
     
  10. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    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.
     
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  11. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Also, and im getting more and more religious about this. It’s ALL to do with the soil.
     
  12. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    works a treat made one last year
     
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  13. tjhooker

    tjhooker Member

    Sounds a fair strategy!! Will you buy in every year due to CFAs or look to save?
     
  14. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Think we would save as long as we are sure it’s not contaminated with anything .
     
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  15. warksfarmer

    warksfarmer Member

    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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