What to do with a damp patch.

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
A couple of dry days and the lakes are starting to recede. Birds are singing and thoughts are turning to spring. So what are your plans for the flooded area's ?
Leave them, plant a cover or patch in a spring crop of similar type ?
 
Location
salop
Flooded areas ,after a few dry days , means its time to get my drain jetter out and shift the bl*&dy roots that caused the damp patch. ( Oooooh the satisfaction when the damp patch dries)
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
But seriously, last year waterlogged stubble turnip ground became so hard as to be nearly unworkable within about 3 weeks, I think time and a bit of patience combined with longer warmer days forgives a multitude of sins.
 

Hindsight

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Location
Lincolnshire
Done 4 patches like this but moved up to a bit bigger genny and two pumps
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Marvelous improvisation. But my initial reaction and concern were, first, had you updated your Red Tractor soil management plan with your current plans; and, second, are those seats and crates to Red Tractor standard. It is most important. When you have finished I can send you to a few other places that would benefit from your ingenuity.
 

solo

Member
Location
worcestershire
I thought direct drillers had to be more patient than most before spring drilling, to give the ground time to warm up and avoid modging below seed depth.:rolleyes:
 

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

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“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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