Cover Crops 3.0

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  1. Louis mc

    Louis mc Well-Known Member

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    Time to take it to another level.

    Never seen anything like this years covers. Sunflowers and clover are growing for sport all over the place. Tramlines, headlands everything coming perfectly. Usually these fair weather feckers don’t play ball all. Think we can get to maybe 15 species if we put a bit more effort in next year.
    Thinking of taking out barley volunteers in a few place where we are going in with a second winter barley, wheat or winter oats. One reason the thick mat of barley behind combine won’t be nice for any of the above to prosper in and 2 there’s plenty of virus on volunteers. Other option is to round up all off in about 2/3 weeks and let it all die away but I’d rather just kill the barley and let the green goodness go on for longer.

    With all this diversity in the mix I can’t see how any single soil bourne disease will thrive. Legumes, brassiae, grasses, whatever the hell linseed, sunflower and phacelia are will I’m betting confuse the soil into thinking all is well
     

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  2. Hardysplicer

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    You are truly out standing in your field

    When you get to pearly gates St Peter will ask if you brought 750A

    Unless @Bog Man get there before you and has job sown up
     
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  3. Paw

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    With all that diversity there will be something for all soil borne diseases to thrive on :whistle:

    Now where did I leave my tin hat and flak jacket? :tt2:
     
  4. Louis mc

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    I think this post needs to be moved to cover crops or maybe cover crops 2.0, definitely not a 3.0 appropriate post
     
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  5. Hardysplicer

    Hardysplicer Well-Known Member

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    Maybe @nashmach @candor @Blackwater boy will let you be a Moderator for cover crops
     
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  6. gone

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    Surely with all this celestial puffery there is a need for Cover Crops 777.
     
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  7. Blackwater boy

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    That’s a bit like making borris Johnson minister for brexit
     
  8. nashmach

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    I think Louis would be more like Donald Trump :eek3:
     
  9. jay gatsby

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    It's away anyway. Rape leafy turnip mix direct drilled a week on Friday. Still very short of moisture here but we'll see how we go 20180818_102335.jpg
     
  10. Hardysplicer

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    7 way magic mix
     
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    what drill did you use mine much slower
     
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    Rape at 1 week
     

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  13. jay gatsby

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    A weaving I think they have, the lads that sowed it I mean. We sowed another few acres with a disc about 10 days later as a comparison.
    The boss is fairly set on ploughing it all in now anyway for winter barley, we've had next to no growth since and it hasn't come on.
     
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  14. Hardysplicer

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    7 way magic mix got 2T of 2 way magic lime last week and it’s taking off
     
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  15. CORK

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    So it’s a 14 way magic mix?
     
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    Do you spray off the volunteers
     
  17. Hardysplicer

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    Lexino doesn’t throw out any :whistle:
     
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    I asked for that didnt i :rolleyes2:
     
  19. gone

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    Will the Axialflow?
    :lol:
     
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  20. Blackwater boy

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    15? 2x2x2 plus 7- this is getting rediculous.....
     
  21. Hardysplicer

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    It will if I’m driving it
     
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  22. Hardysplicer

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    Ye 2 need to go back to primary school

    I spread lime on #7waymagicmix

    A specially formulated mixture of calcium and dolomitic lime in the exact proportions needed for a healthy balanced clonroche series soil
     
  23. Louis mc

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    If you have to ask you’ll never understand
     
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  24. Blackwater boy

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    I can’t decide are you Keith Barry or a narrator for an add for coffee
     
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  25. Hardysplicer

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    Now that I think of it that’s actually #8waymagicmix as I’m road testing a new special top secret ingredient for future use
     

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