Straw dilemma

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
I’ve got about 4 acres of wheat straw still down from first week of September. It was part of the last field we combined, and due to a puncture on the baler, workman getting covid, rain and prioritising drilling, it is still in the windrows.
With the current forecasts, it doesn’t look like it will get baled so I need advice on the best way to drill without the straw issue.
I can either:
1) Ted out straw and plough
2) Ted out straw, disc, shakerate and drill
3) Hedge cut the windrows
What experiences have other forum members had in this situation.
Winter wheat Will be drilled with an Amazone combi.
TIA
 

Andrew K

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
If you have a draper pickup,use combine to chop and spread,then plough.
Or chop with decent rotary flail mower?Then plough.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
I’ve got about 4 acres of wheat straw still down from first week of September. It was part of the last field we combined, and due to a puncture on the baler, workman getting covid, rain and prioritising drilling, it is still in the windrows.
With the current forecasts, it doesn’t look like it will get baled so I need advice on the best way to drill without the straw issue.
I can either:
1) Ted out straw and plough
2) Ted out straw, disc, shakerate and drill
3) Hedge cut the windrows
What experiences have other forum members had in this situation.
Winter wheat Will be drilled with an Amazone combi.
TIA
Push it up in a corner with the telehandler. Why didnt you get a contractor into bale it just to get it done
 

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