I doubt it’s moved on a great deal in 10years. It can do well occasionally, but seemed to get more of a miss than a hit for us.May end up with some this year, what variety stands/combines easily, etc?
Imagine yield percentage is secondary to other factors perhaps, has linseed moved on any in 10yrs since I last had a fairly unsatisfying attempt at it?
That's more like the practical stuff I was hoping for, thanks Brisel.There are growers with better experiences of linseed. As above, high seed rates into a warm fine seedbed. 30 kg N on the seedbed and another 50-70 kg at green bud. Avoid yellow varieties as they are hard to thresh and late to harvest. Avoid metsulfuron herbicides as they cost you yield and stunt the crop. Have plenty of combining capacity for when it is ready. You can cut it green - a hot dry windy day in September is more important than a fully dead plant. @Daniel has grown good crops.
In a word, yes, that's when it's fit to cut. There's a good (if dated) grower's guide by Premium Crops that is worth reading.That's more like the practical stuff I was hoping for, thanks Brisel.
I'm sure I have read on here that when the pods rattle well it will go, green or not?
Trouble is I still remember the 30yr old horror stories about combining it once, then again to thrash the straw a fortnight (or three months) later..