Spring beans into Oat cover


If I drill spring beans directly into a black oat cover will they suffer from allopathy? The Oats were put in late and are about 6" high.
Will the Oat allopathy help control some weeds?
They will be drilled with a Sumo DTS. Thanks


I have the same situation , my agromonist says the oats will not affect the beans . If a spring cereal is following black oats , then 6 weeks should be left between spraying off and drilling . I don't know if there will be any weed control .

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...