Weaving GD user thread

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by Cutlerstom, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Thick straw drilling rape, yes it did.
    Has it affected the crop?
    Not really, visually it's the best most even field.
    Bean haulm, only where its very thick, ie blocked combine clearing.
    Rape haulm, same.
     
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  2. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Spring barley straw is my main concern where we're drilling osr afterwards. I guess this is why some opt for tine drills that clear the rows.
     
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  3. jonnyjon

    jonnyjon Member

    If I wasn't baling the straw I would leave it standing, chopping straw costs money, is a breeding ground for slugs, keeps soil wet in a wet autumn, hairpining etc, have seen worms come up under the straw mat only to become crow food.
     
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  4. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    (y) Yes, cutting the ears off would be best but in spring barley that is brackling that can still mean shaving the stubble pretty low to get all the ears.
     
  5. jonnyjon

    jonnyjon Member

    Maybe a stripper header?
     
  6. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    No good in barley - some very high ear losses.

    I've just been searching for YouTube videos of tine drills working in big cover crops and have found nothing. I saw a Sprinter working in a tall wheat stubble & there were lots of lumps of straw falling out. Only @juke 's Claydon working with the leading disc instead of the tine. Since I grow a lot of spring barley I don't want a wide spaced row & would like to sow into cover crops, I see a disc as the only way.
     
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  7. jack6480

    jack6480 Member

    Location:
    south lancs!
    Surely better to bale as straw will hold the rape back?
     
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  8. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I'm just returning from Liskeard after a few days break.
    I've barely seen a rape crop worth keeping since leaving romney Marsh.
    Most I guess was baled
    Flea beetle and moisture I guess.
     
  9. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Obviously didn’t swing past Crediton!!:rolleyes:;):D
     
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  10. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Last application on the 27/3/19

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  11. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

    Location:
    Stansted
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  12. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    You appear to be in the minority of what I've seen.
    Didn't take photos, but straggly ankle to knee high struggling to flower was common.
     
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  13. From a zero till point of view & planting into heavy stubble loads- standing straw is always better to work with . . .
     
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  14. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent



    The jury is out if this is good or not
     
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  15. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Some oil needed on the sprayer seat? :D

    Any brief info on the CC? Drilling date etc?
     
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  16. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Yep :ROFLMAO:

    It was oats 65kg/ha.
    1kg/ha vetch
    1kg/ha oil radish. Supposedly non clubroot hosting.
    Planted into very, very dry conditions mid September.
    Mostly grazed by sheep in feb/March.
    Think they've done more harm than good, sealed the surface and it's set like concrete
    Going into linseed.
    The ungrazed patch is an important trial to see if the sheep are worth it, they've barely covered the seed cost.
     
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  17. d williams

    d williams Member

    I think anything that gets grazed with sheep needs opening up those little hoffs hurts the ground
     
  18. Ruston3w

    Ruston3w Member

    Location:
    south suffolk
    I think you are right, we have lost our grazier this year and what we have drilled this spring is a lot less patchy than other years. We have grazed one field which is destined for soya, I spoke to weaving last week hoping to try a 3m GD instead of our SimTech, will it penetrate the hard patches of course sand better than SimTech without drilling too deep?
     
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  19. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I don't know.
    I've planted beans 3-4 inches deep into turf , yet struggled to get spring barley in an inch where stubble turnips had been paddled by sheep.
     
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  20. Ruston3w

    Ruston3w Member

    Location:
    south suffolk
    Sounds very like the SimTech, I subsoiled ahead of the drill last year where it was hard but the plants were stronger where it was dd . I keep thinking about going (backwards) towards a strip-till drill with a leading tine but then need bigger tractor, more disturbance, etc.
     

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