'Crimp' barley

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  1. AYF

    AYF Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of doing some crimp barley, as I have a field that suffered badly in the dry spell and so is very uneaven in growth stages.

    We have two small clamps easy to do.
    Trouble is they havent got much of a concrete area in front, so am going to have to drive on hardcore.
    Fine if dry, but a bit wet and it can get mucky. (Not deep mud just wet dust)

    Question is.
    Is muck much of a problem in crimp?
    The obvious problem in silage is listeria. Can it be a problem in crimp as well?

    I would do everything possible to minimise muck. Just if it's damp on the day....
     
  2. Ozzy Scott

    Ozzy Scott Well-Known Member

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    Just stack it in the pit. No need to be rolling if well sealed
     
  3. AYF

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    As in just pile it up fairly level?
    I was thinking the other option is to borrow a handler to keep pressing it down.
     
  4. Ozzy Scott

    Ozzy Scott Well-Known Member

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    Yes, just stack it full height from the word go and tap it down with the bucket. Seal perfectly using clingfilm
     
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