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gone

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Is that the crop sown with the 750A?? Looks good establishment.👍
Yes sown with a JD 750,(A????), not sure if they all are A or not.
It was sown a bit too heavy, but great establishment, he calibrated it 3 times, but the seeds and rates are so small any tiny misread of the scales makes a big difference.
 

rustymcsocks

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Yes sown with a JD 750,(A????), not sure if they all are A or not.
It was sown a bit too heavy, but great establishment, he calibrated it 3 times, but the seeds and rates are so small any tiny misread of the scales makes a big difference.
Well it's a 750A in the pictures you posted.
I sow my own cover crops with a Sumo DTS and its very hard to be totally accurate with small seeds especially when it's a mix of small seeds I find.
 

Mf310

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Anyone rent their cover crops to livestock farmers? Considering asking a local tillage farmer here about sowing a crop and allowing me to graze weanlings on it up to february. How much would a lad need to be giving for the use of the land? Thanks
 

gone

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Anyone rent their cover crops to livestock farmers? Considering asking a local tillage farmer here about sowing a crop and allowing me to graze weanlings on it up to february. How much would a lad need to be giving for the use of the land? Thanks
Really too late now, "A day in July is worth a week in August, and a week in August is worth the whole of September."
It really needs to be sown after Winter Barley in July to make sense renting it. I tend to get only €30/acre plus they use a reasonable amount of a high P&K compound, off my books, but that is for grazing by sheep. grazing with cattle would have to be a good bit more than that because of the damage done.
 

Mf310

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Really too late now, "A day in July is worth a week in August, and a week in August is worth the whole of September."
It really needs to be sown after Winter Barley in July to make sense renting it. I tend to get only €30/acre plus they use a reasonable amount of a high P&K compound, off my books, but that is for grazing by sheep. grazing with cattle would have to be a good bit more than that because of the damage done.
In any other year maybe although wasnt much growth for the month of july here anyway the next month should be a good growthy month sowed redstart on ley a week ago and its after making a serious start , i agree its getting late but still
 

Bog Man

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A cover crop into chopped oat straw. When I was cutting it I thought my losses were higher.
 

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gone

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The Rape/Kale is wilting every afternoon from the drought, I'm not looking for rain or anything, but grass growth and OSR establishment must be poor at the moment around here.
 

headcase

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The Rape/Kale is wilting every afternoon from the drought, I'm not looking for rain or anything, but grass growth and OSR establishment must be poor at the moment around here.
my beet is keeled over at the moment
rain forecast for us tomorrow to Friday
 

WestCorkBoy

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Hard to believe it got zero fertiliser or slurry. There was a decent crop of winter barley here before this. Amazing where it finds all the nitrogen but the warm ground must be releasing a lot of background stuff.
I have phacelia vetch mix here sown the same time and there is feck all on it apart from barley volunteers. Phacelia is almost non existent. Had seed rep out to look at it and of course he says it's ok but germination seems awful. Either way that's very impressive.
 
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