The reseeding thread

johndeere6920s

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if the reseeds are near spraying stage the spray on the grass will put them off for a while. we had rape here being ate out from rabbits so we put up 2 strands of electric fencer up , top one about 8 or ten inches high. it kept them out bar the odd one, it actually killed one who got caught in the wire. great fun first evening seeing them running into the wire and jumping back.
They have it ate down to practically nothing in half the field we are a bit away from spraying it yet.
We were afraid of crushing the small grass seeds going over them with the tanker
 

Masseyrk662

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I know you were saying shooting might not work but if you get someone there at night with a .17 or air rifle you’ll take 100 out no bother at all they won’t run away with guns that small, where abouts is the area ? Iv a friend in askeaton limerick that might be able to help
 

scoffcruddle

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About 15 years ago we got over run with rabbits,a couple of lads came one night and blitzed them,we never had any bother since.
 

jay gatsby

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They have it ate down to practically nothing in half the field we are a bit away from spraying it yet.

We were afraid of crushing the small grass seeds going over them with the tanker
Might be the lesser of two evils. The grass MIGHT recover the rabbits WONT stop would be my thinking but if the ground is tender its a lot of traffic on it I grant you. If you could find a local headcase willing to spend his time shooting them for a week youd be sorted. They are out there
 

TAFKAT

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Might be the lesser of two evils. The grass MIGHT recover the rabbits WONT stop would be my thinking but if the ground is tender its a lot of traffic on it I grant you. If you could find a local headcase willing to spend his time shooting them for a week youd be sorted. They are out there
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Deerehunter

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I done three separate fields this year for the one guy.
One of them is after failing due to rabbits and the other one the have it are severely tight.
What options has he to cure the rabbit problem.
Don't say shoot them every time you walk into the field there could be 30 rabbits walking around it.
Was talking to a man today who worked as a seed rep and i asked him about stopping rabbits. He said what is good to deter rabbits is spreading epsom salts over the reseed, the taste puts off the rabbits. Can use quad and spreader. Tillage lads would know more about it as used for magnesium deficency. Only problem its washed off with rain.
 

gone

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Was talking to a man today who worked as a seed rep and i asked him about stopping rabbits. He said what is good to deter rabbits is spreading epsom salts over the reseed, the taste puts off the rabbits. Can use quad and spreader. Tillage lads would know more about it as used for magnesium deficency. Only problem its washed off with rain.
Bitter salts, do most crops good as well, but very soluble, good solution till the next heavy dew.
 

jpt

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Seeds put in on April 28th along with lime and 3cwt of 10-10-20.
A woeful month of may for growth and a plague of rabbits have it goosed I think.
Spread 30units of compound on it Saturday in the hope that we get a burst of growth to get it going.
 

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jay gatsby

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Seeds put in on April 28th along with lime and 3cwt of 10-10-20.
A woeful month of may for growth and a plague of rabbits have it goosed I think.
Spread 30units of compound on it Saturday in the hope that we get a burst of growth to get it going.
We had 10 acres reseeded this time last year and the drought did it in thought it was gone completely as it just sat there bare for 2 months. Grew a hell of a crop of stuff after once it got going. Not perfect but it is good enough to live with
 

Turnip

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We will have a field of 1.5 acres for our horses to graze which currently has besides grass some docks, thistle, and nettle. Would this be worth ploughing and reseeding, or too much effort to do while and should just focus on clearing the worst patches.

The field is pretty square and should be tractor accesible, has rabbit proof(ish) fencing which requires local repairs. Location is Aberdeenshire, Scotland. There is another field which we can use for grazing while work is being done in this one

I'm a big fan of the Barenbrug seed mixtures as we used them on the farm when I was young. Would use traditional meadow mix supplemented with their herb mixture.
 

Masseyrk662

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Someone was wondering about this before, the results of an amazone catros 2 runs on ley with a heavy cover of grass about 9 inches
 

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Ozzy Scott

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Seeds put in on April 28th along with lime and 3cwt of 10-10-20.
A woeful month of may for growth and a plague of rabbits have it goosed I think.
Spread 30units of compound on it Saturday in the hope that we get a burst of growth to get it going.
Looks grand to me. I have direct drilled grass in the same day and its similar, but would have gotten no fertiliser as want it to develop itself. Will get on some over the next few days. Give it time and it will be grand
 

Arthur

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Finally got the reseed cut. The harvester will do some grunting picking it. Serious crop of stuff on it
Do you intend to ted it out, was in two reseeds today, one mowed and tedded yesterday and the other mowed yesterday but no tedding, everything knew the untedded stuff from harvester through trailers and pit man felt the extra weight which could only be moisture in or on the grass.
 

FIAT 450

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Do you intend to ted it out, was in two reseeds today, one mowed and tedded yesterday and the other mowed yesterday but no tedding, everything knew the untedded stuff from harvester through trailers and pit man felt the extra weight which could only be moisture in or on the grass.
I doubt I will. It Won't be picked up till Monday sometime and my tedder would sooner have a calf then try shake out the cut of stuff we have here
 

johndeere6920s

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Do you intend to ted it out, was in two reseeds today, one mowed and tedded yesterday and the other mowed yesterday but no tedding, everything knew the untedded stuff from harvester through trailers and pit man felt the extra weight which could only be moisture in or on the grass.
I find that stuff an absolute nightmare to pick after a tedder.
As lumpy as you'd meet
 
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