Agree 100%, but when it’s your first attempt at no-till what does “fit enough” look like! It’s a steep learning curve, we’re on free draining land but I’m erring on the side of caution - no wheat drilled yet!Better to not plant than plant a crop that end ups being ripping up and re-drilled in the spring.. If I have to I would rather look at a field of fallow that a depressing cereal crop It is either fit enough to drill or it isn't Fingers crossed for something drier next week.
We have been 7 years getting where we are, would sooner wait till spring than spoil all that good work, in 2012 we didnt drill an acre in the autumn, as tempting as it is to get the plough in to get some drilled I wontAll ploughing with me and the way the weather has been if I wasn't ploughing I wouldn't have a single acre sowed. Would ploughing not be a better option for you fellas with the way the weather is?.
If you can make it work then this really works well. Need a disc drill and confident you can control the slugs though.My DD clients are mostly drilled up now - conventional only really getting started. The big success of the year has been drilling into OSR stubble's with the volunteers in place. They have really made a difference, better travelling, slot closed, and up in the expected time. Cover crops are looking very lack lustre this year, couldnt get the hen muck on, so not really got going.