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Badshot

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Kent
Any experiences of hair pinning chopped straw into the slots?
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.
 

jonnyjon

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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.
 

Brisel

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Dorset
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.
(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.
 

Brisel

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Location
Dorset
Maybe a stripper header?
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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Badshot

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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.
 
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.
From a zero till point of view & planting into heavy stubble loads- standing straw is always better to work with . . .
 

Badshot

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

Any brief info on the CC? Drilling date etc?
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.
 
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.
I think anything that gets grazed with sheep needs opening up those little hoffs hurts the ground
 

Ruston3w

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south suffolk
I think anything that gets grazed with sheep needs opening up those little hoffs hurts the ground
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?
 

Badshot

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Location
Kent
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?
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.
 

Ruston3w

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Location
south suffolk
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.
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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