180kgsha into bean stubble end sep mzuriAs above really, I know there are various people who post in the direct drilling photo gallery thread but I was hoping some could share pictures throughout the growing season, this 1 especially, of crops grown at 250mm spacing (or there abouts)
It isn't really the year to be able to go cruising round the countryside to visit these crops so I was hoping you could bring them here
Also if you could say whether they were drilled by disc or tine that would be handy as well
yeah, slugs aren’t an issue, have never seen them here in a cropping situation, even in particularly wet winters. We do however at times have issues with soil borne larvae like wire worm & cut worm ( once lost a field of emerging chickpeas due to cut worm. Couldn’t believe how quick they went across it. ) & one year I did have problems with crickets eating emerging sunflowers.
Theory always said greater than 6" 150mm was yield reducing but will be interested to hear how it does. Plenty of ventilation and light interception to the bottom of the crop though. Mix of hybrid 6 row WB and 2 row at 6" always did very well.I’ve drilled wheat at 250kg/ha, 250mm spacing behind a metcalfe coulter so less than 15mm wide (can’t remember exactly how wide they are). Looks fine. I’m hoping it will better compete against blackgrass in the row whilst potentially allowing us to inter-row hoe if we develop a grass weed problem in the future. Doesn’t look unduly thick but is a solid line as you would expect...but then there’s loads of space either side.