Said I’d make this thread as I assume I’ll be the first one drilling them :scratchhead:
Red card, not the 20th yet
I try to sow W.O. between Oct 10th and 20th here, it is very sensitive to sowing date and those dates are for Carlow, Galway I would think might need to be a day or 2 earlier, but I wouldn't sow before the 5th.
Is the land fresh, 1st or 2nd lea?
I think 155kg/ha should be good, at this time of year and into reasonable sowing conditions, but it really depends on TGW and quality of seed and seedbed.I’m not great at sowing rates yet, 200kg to the hectare is my rate for everything, with oats though the last bit I sown was 155kg to the hectare, I’ll probably get oats finished tonight or tomorrow not as good as conditions as gone but not pure muck either, would ye think 155 is okay or go up a bit, I read that high sowing rates of oats can lodge them ?
Your spot on at that, I’ve heard 12/13 stone being mentionedIt is lower than I would advise others to sow at, but it seems to work here, I probably would like a higher seeding rate if condition weren't good but going into damn near perfect seedbed.