Stocks Fanjet Ryegrass Seed settings

KennyO

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Mixed Farmer
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Angus
Need to get a Ryegrass catch crop sown into spring oats. Think it is going to be too wet for tractor and grass broadcaster so might spin it on with the quad and slug pelleter.

Has anyone got any settings for a Fanjet sowing 5kg/ac ( 12.5kg/ ha)
Thanks
 

Spencer

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North West
It’s pot luck in my experience.. grass seeds just don’t flow through that well. We have one on grass harrows, spreads 5m ish. Calibration is all over the place though and usually end up doing fields twice.
 

KennyO

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
It’s pot luck in my experience.. grass seeds just don’t flow through that well. We have one on grass harrows, spreads 5m ish. Calibration is all over the place though and usually end up doing fields twice.
Found another thread saying the same. Think i will try to use my accord based seeder on the tractor.

Normally seed and roll at same time but surface is too damp for rolling now. Didn't do it a couple of weeks ago cause it was too dry.
 

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...
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