Spring drilling advice

Warnesworth

Member
Location
Chipping Norton
Just thinking ahead to our spring drilling into one of our cover crops. We are weighing up whether we would need to top or we could DD straight into then spray off (We have no access to crimp roller). The mix is a 6 way from Kevin @ Countryside Seeds in Cornwall, seems to respond very well to our land. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. View attachment 844430
Any blackgrass, brome or rye in the bottom of that? Looks very impressive by the way.
 

Mr chips

Member
Location
N yorks
Any blackgrass, brome or rye in the bottom of that? Looks very impressive by the way.
Thank you. We are very lucky and don’t really have any grass weeds as such. We do walk all our cereal crops three times to keep on top of it. Our land does get regular applications of pig and cattle manure.
 

BSH

Member
In my experience it is worth either grazing off or topping. When I have drilled through the standing green cover in the spring i have found that the cover can hod too much moisture and it can be difficult to close the slots. In my region if it gets to the point that the cover starts to take moisture out of the ground it is probably too late to be drilling the barley. When I have topped the cover I got good crops. When I grazed them with sheep i got good results. When I had a fied half grazed, half sanding cover crop, you could see to the line the differnce in establishment success. If you do drill through it, I have found it best to spray after drilling.
 

kiwi

Member
We would be very interested to hear your results when you get them if you’d be good enough to keep us informed. Thanks
My glyphosate residue tests that were taken 6 weeks after the crop of barley was drilled have me still scratching my head. The soil residue for glyphosate was 0.21mg/kg and AMPA 0.55mg/kg. The plants themselves had no glyphosate residue which is good. The two Simons theory seems like the only plausible explanation at this time.
 

AF Salers

Member
Location
York, UK
My preferred option for that cover would be to graze it off with sheep, provided that they didn't cause too much surface compaction. Assuming you don't graze it i would spray off a month before your planned drilling date. If it didn't have the oats in the mix i would drill on the green and spray off prior to emergence.

Whereabouts in North Yorkshire are you @Mr chips ? You could always advertise the crop for sheep grazing on here.
 

Mr chips

Member
Location
N yorks
My preferred option for that cover would be to graze it off with sheep, provided that they didn't cause too much surface compaction. Assuming you don't graze it i would spray off a month before your planned drilling date. If it didn't have the oats in the mix i would drill on the green and spray off prior to emergence.

Whereabouts in North Yorkshire are you @Mr chips ? You could always advertise the crop for sheep grazing on here.
We are at Hunmanby near Filey. Our thought about having people from afar is that we would end up having to sort them when they inevitably get out.
 

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