Grass Direct Drilling Advice Where did I go wrong ?

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  1. FIAT 450

    FIAT 450 Well-Known Member

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    Personally I'd leave the powerharrow to one side and get a fella with a horsh drill or some similar and direct drill oncenyou are happy it's level. Don't be in a panic for grass as it will take longer to establish. Mow off the field and let it green up and spray off. Or if the cover isn't to heavy you could spray off and bale up after. But you run the risk of not getting all the old grass if it's very thick. I'd lime then and direct drill and roll the arse out of it then.
     
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  2. Nashty

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    Guttler or Erth Agriseeder will be the options if I am to direct drill as that is what is available locally, would that be good enough? No rush on it establishing as long as it eventually does establish.
     
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    Do they cut a slot for the seed to go into? Iv never seen any of those around here. The only reason I say stay away from the powerharrow is the hardship of trying to break down the old sod. It also needs rain. It will take but it's slow. We are going back to plough here
     
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    those drills are disc drills

    couldnt agree more about the power harrow
    things should be banned
     
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    I am going reseeding a field here I will burn it of well and then was thinking of coming in with the 1 pass to set it (no ploughing) as it's a bit of a tricky field and I find it very hard to level fields after ploughing as well as all the stone picking ...
     
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    Can you direct stitch? Hard to manage the old sods with the powerharrowing
     
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    I agree with Fiat. Direct drill

    Either way. Lime to stop the burnt sod killing the seedlings
     
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    1pass is a horror on grass :tdown:
     
  10. podge 23

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    We have done the 1 pass on ground before and it worked out ok it can be a bit soft for a while after I suppose. But it saves alot of work !
     
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    Doing our own trial here 20200624_125257.jpg 20190820_123846.jpg 20200624_125257.jpg 20190820_123846.jpg 20190820_123838.jpg
     
  12. Nashty

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    Is that ground sprayed off or will it be sprayed off?
     
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    Would that machine work on burnt off ground I wonder ?
     
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    Does anyone here know of anyone who does direct drilling of grassland in the South Wicklow, North Wexford area? Thanks in advance
     
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    I know someone doing it around coolgreany would that suit you?
     
  17. Danube

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    It might do. I'll DM you
     
  18. nh6080

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    Hi @Coral Plant just interested reading this what was the problem in the end, was it the chemicals. How did you get on with your erth seeder after this year? I would still imagine a discing would be more effective would it. Was tempted to try get some done but afraid after reading your post
     
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    Jaysus your back, did you buy that tractor afterwards?
     
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    No decided against in the end , bought a Massey 7718 in the end, very happy with it
     
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