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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:39 am 
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I drilled 5 acres of westwolds on the 23rd March which is now up. When should I be looking at getting some N on it and at what rate?

It had a good 10t / acre of muck put on before I ploughed it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:27 am 
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What is westwolds????


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:08 am 
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Tel wrote:
What is westwolds????

Whoop! Whoop! :drunken:

Stunned that I know the answer to an 'agricultural' question, that Tel doesn't know!

Westerwold is a very fast growing Italian ryegrass & regrows quickly after cuts - very good for silage! 8)

Sorry Si, the knowledge doesn't stretch to fert recommendations! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:37 am 
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Tel wrote:
What is westwolds????


sorry forgot the"er", tho I did get it right in the title :wink:

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I'd ask Cotswold Seeds, who sell lots of types of grass seed, and seem pretty straight.

Other than that, too much straight nitrogen will burn off grass shoots if applied in dry conditions, so be careful. Been there, done that.

Personally, I'd keep an eye on it and see if it looks fertiliser starved, and probably not put anything on for 3 or 4 months after emergence, and then only if there is a strong probability of rain, and then only about 50kg per acre of 20:10:10 or equivalent.

Westerwolds is so strong growing that the above may be too conservative, but it's safe.


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Tel wrote:
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anytime, it is very dry here at the moment

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