Winter oats 2021

rustymcsocks

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Husky is looking okay anyway. Some headlands would only be okay especially where any turning was done.

First two are heavier ground compared to the last.

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Do you plough all the field including headlands before setting or plough the body of the field, plant it and plough headlands after?

We do the latter here and find the headlands are in great shape after.
 

nashmach

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Do you plough all the field including headlands before setting or plough the body of the field, plant it and plough headlands after?

We do the latter here and find the headlands are in great shape after.

The former rustymysocks, we dont sow the winter crops ourselves as it's a one pass job and to be honest, I would have been happier if the headlands had gotten a run of a harrow before sowing but I was lucky to get it sown late one evening. That headland is pretty decent for a tough headland bar where the drill would have been turned on the headland corners.
 

CORK

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Do you plough all the field including headlands before setting or plough the body of the field, plant it and plough headlands after?

We do the latter here and find the headlands are in great shape after.
We ploughed headlands last this year too in one case and it worked well.
Normally we grub the headlands once the planter is finished turning and it works very well.
Wouldn’t dream of trying to sow straight into headlands which have had the drill turning on them.
 

rustymcsocks

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The former rustymysocks, we dont sow the winter crops ourselves as it's a one pass job and to be honest, I would have been happier if the headlands had gotten a run of a harrow before sowing but I was lucky to get it sown late one evening. That headland is pretty decent for a tough headland bar where the drill would have been turned on the headland corners.
I appreciate it wont suit everyone especially if you have someone else doing it for you. We have a couple of sticky headlands and ploughing them after setting the field works a treat.

We ploughed headlands last this year too in one case and it worked well.
Normally we grub the headlands once the planter is finished turning and it works very well.
Wouldn’t dream of trying to sow straight into headlands which have had the drill turning on them.
Wouldn't dream of it either.

We grub them also after ploughing. OTT I know but the headlands are always more compacted no matter which way you do it because the slugs are never a problem there.
 

Ags11

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We mainly plough the whole field, and give the headlands a shallow run over with the shakerator - not shaking!
Ideally I like to leave it a day afterwards unless it's in great shape.
Often I've spread chicken litter so it's alot less stressful having everything ploughed over!
 

nashmach

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I'm a novice at this winter sowing craic compared to most of you, second year at it and got on too good in 2018/19!!

Before I would give the whole field a run of the Triple K before sowing but with rain most nights that week when we were sowing, it just wasnt an option. It was also touch and go if this would have been sown before the weather broke the following day so understandably I was nervous.

I should say the powerharrow would have been set deeper when sowing the headlands as well.

Anyways I wont mention headlands again!!
 

gone

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I'm a novice at this winter sowing craic compared to most of you, second year at it and got on too good in 2018/19!!

Before I would give the whole field a run of the Triple K before sowing but with rain most nights that week when we were sowing, it just wasnt an option. It was also touch and go if this would have been sown before the weather broke the following day so understandably I was nervous.

I should say the powerharrow would have been set deeper when sowing the headlands as well.

Anyways I wont mention headlands again!!
Oats are very hardy, will stand a lot of hardship.
 

CORK

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I'm a novice at this winter sowing craic compared to most of you, second year at it and got on too good in 2018/19!!

Before I would give the whole field a run of the Triple K before sowing but with rain most nights that week when we were sowing, it just wasnt an option. It was also touch and go if this would have been sown before the weather broke the following day so understandably I was nervous.

I should say the powerharrow would have been set deeper when sowing the headlands as well.

Anyways I wont mention headlands again!!
It’s often hard to call, sometimes with winter corn the less operations the better as heavy rain can be hard on land that has too many passes.
A cheap basic grubber is a good investment for headlands I think. €800 could buy a lot.
We usually plough everything and grub the headlands once the drill is finished turning. Same for both spring and winter corn.
Handy too for grubbing out spreader tracks if you have spread P&K on the ploughing.
 

nashmach

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It’s often hard to call, sometimes with winter corn the less operations the better as heavy rain can be hard on land that has too many passes.
A cheap basic grubber is a good investment for headlands I think. €800 could buy a lot.
We usually plough everything and grub the headlands once the drill is finished turning. Same for both spring and winter corn.
Handy too for grubbing out spreader tracks if you have spread P&K on the ploughing.

Already have one!!
 

Bog Man

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Isobel Oats. The first and last pictures are of a depression in the field. When we were children we always thought it was where a meteor landed. It may be a Pingo from the ice age. In my youth I dug a hole in it and found a few animal bones.
 

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jf 850

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Those conditions are getting beyond hardship, unfortunately.
We have had a reasonably dry autumn compared to last year, no cereals can survive under water for long, but wheat and oats are way hardier than barley. Hopefully it will drain quickly and we get a dry winter, renting ground for tillage is steep leaning curve as to what will work in which fields.

It can be a very expensive education.
Ground underwater like that is unsuitable for winter cereals full stop .
 

jc1160

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Husky oats sown 3 weeks ago. Headlands are poor in places but overall not too bad.
 

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Masseyrk662

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Here’s some of the oats sown Early October, field is next level wet but I’m happy enough with how they look considering how wet the land is
 

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Masseyrk662

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Here’s some of the oats sown late October, it was probably too wet to sow any crop really. Plants still look much healthier than barley which was put in much better land and conditions
 

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Bog Man

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Husky Oats. This poor spot seems allergic to oats even in a good year.
 

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