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Summer green manure crop

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by Tompkins, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Tompkins

    Tompkins Member

    Location:
    NE Somerset
    What would be the best thing to plant in May on heavy wet clay with a plan to either plough in, or DD wheat in September?
     
  2. britt

    britt Member

    Location:
    leics/warks border
    Decided it's too late to plant your planned spring crop ?
     
  3. Great In Grass

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    Is there OSR in the rotation?
     
  4. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    When mustard dies or sprayed off is it like dessicated wosr ?
     
  5. Great In Grass

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    It's slow to break down and fibrous.
     
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  6. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    To cut as straw
     
  7. Tompkins

    Tompkins Member

    Location:
    NE Somerset
    Haven't decided yet but not sure a late DD crop of spring barley on this land is a great idea? Still got a fair another 180 acres to plant even without this block:(

    Yes, at some point!
     
  8. Great In Grass

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    Then you will need to sow a non-brassica species mix which could include, vetch, phacelia, berseem/persian clovers & black oats to name a few.
     
  9. Tompkins

    Tompkins Member

    Location:
    NE Somerset
    OK, what would be a simple, relatively low cost mix then?
     
  10. SimonD

    SimonD Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Rye seems to produce a great root structure and friable soil. Possibly add a root crop to aid lower structure?
     

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