Late fert application

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  1. FIAT 450

    FIAT 450 Well-Known Member

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    Many lads spreading fertiliser now to build covers.? Not sure what to do here. Two days rain and we are bet again.
     
  2. Rusty Spade

    Rusty Spade Well-Known Member

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    Yeah a few acres of silage just cut so going out with 30units on those for late grazing and going out with 15 or 20units on most of the rest.
     
  3. FIAT 450

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    We were caught up on trying to finish off extending the cow shed the last few weeks and kinda took eye off the ball abit. I want to be off my early ground by the 10rh of Oct and where we are on rotation now it not worth putting fert on it now really. Have 30ac I could get some on but not easy manage if weather turns but you could kick yourself if you didn't aswell. Plus we are liquid milk and the bit of meal is more of a plus than the grass.
     
  4. Blackwater boy

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    Yea, the whole place will get 30 units, kind of at it with 10 days and following the cows and other stock
     
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    Gone with 38 units of protected urea or a bag and a half of CAN depending on what I had left. That it for another year now. Cattle an cows eating a heap of grass atm and the wet August really messed things up. If we get a good dry period that fert will save money.
     
  6. FIAT 450

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    Might chance spreading abit of can tomorrow. Stick out 20units on the 30ac. Soil tested in Jan and have some 0s to put out on a few fields and straight k on others and that will be me done and dusted for this year. Grass is flying into cows and back out of them here at the moment decided to open up the maize pit today. Have some left so use it up before the next bit comes in. Should help keep cows happy
     
  7. kverneland es 80

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    30 units of urea here too at it with a few days , i think we had better weather to spread too
     
  8. podge 23

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    Much the same here we covered most of the place with pasture sward about 2 weeks ago and more last week that was the last of fert we had left, I suppose it would never be worth it ordering another pallet now at this stage ?...
     
  9. Crystal 8011

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    Is the 15th of September the last date for fertiliser spreading?
     
  10. drew

    drew Well-Known Member

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    Yep, 15th October then for slurry and 31st Oct for fym
     
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    14th is last day for spreading. 15th is first day of the closed period
     
  12. Mikeyboy

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    Bag Urea here across the board. Under serious accommodation pressure so need to keep them out. Most years if set up well can graze into december
     

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