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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:47 pm 
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Losing the battle against Blackgrass my agronomist really seems to have it in for my 5 leg Simba Topliner that I use for planting my Osr. Now going and getting an Autocast machine seems strange. Didn't they fall from favour two decades back?
But what else can I do?

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Have you considered diversification? Wind turbines perhaps?

Do you have resistant BG? Do you need to grow OSR?

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NQIT wrote:
Have you considered diversification? Wind turbines perhaps?

Do you have resistant BG? Do you need to grow OSR?


Resistance?...............................undoubtedly.
Need to grow?...........................Ummmmm. :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:26 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
NQIT wrote:
Have you considered diversification? Wind turbines perhaps?

Do you have resistant BG? Do you need to grow OSR?


Resistance?...............................undoubtedly.
Need to grow?...........................Ummmmm. :roll:


There was a life before OSR! Just think, no pigeon chasing all winter. You could have a holiday? Do beans provide you with opportunities to control BG? Spring cereals no good on your soil type I suspect. Winter linseed?

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Raggy wrote:
NQIT wrote:
Have you considered diversification? Wind turbines perhaps?

Do you have resistant BG? Do you need to grow OSR?


Resistance?...............................undoubtedly.
Need to grow?...........................Ummmmm. :roll:

Grow grass ... & get some sheep!


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Change th legs on the subsoiler thing to very low disturbance, the change the rear packer roll so it only presses behind the legs.

The rape might out compete the BG down the rows.

Then buy a Micron or S and K band sprayer to round up between the rows jobs a good un

http://www.microngroup.com/files/4462_v ... hurelr.pdf


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Change th legs on the subsoiler thing to very low disturbance, the change the rear packer roll so it only presses behind the legs.

The rape might out compete the BG down the rows.

Then buy a Micron or S and K band sprayer to round up between the rows jobs a good un

http://www.microngroup.com/files/4462_v ... hurelr.pdf


Micron's a sack o' shite, S and K's alright.
I'd go for Garford, with camera's, sideshift and RTK section control.
He can afford it.

Or ditch OSR.

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We are apparently going to be changing our flatliner legs for tillso low disturbance jobbies and sowing with the terracast
or for plan B we have set up the vaddy/rapidlift to sow with the one coulter either side of the legs, but with the coulters above ground, so basically sprinkling it in wide rows behind the legs and rolling in with the tyres

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Not a fcuking word...... :roll:

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Not a fcuking word...... :roll:



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:33 am 
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Tel wrote:
Change th legs on the subsoiler thing to very low disturbance, the change the rear packer roll so it only presses behind the legs.

The rape might out compete the BG down the rows.

Then buy a Micron or S and K band sprayer to round up between the rows jobs a good un

http://www.microngroup.com/files/4462_v ... hurelr.pdf


That's the route I'll be using this year. Got five new low disturbance legs and feet fitted to the Flatliner. They came from somewhere up Mucks way.
Given it a test run on some fallow ground and pretty pleased with the results. I don't think you'll see a single black grass on Raggy Acres next year. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Raggy wrote:
Tel wrote:
Change th legs on the subsoiler thing to very low disturbance, the change the rear packer roll so it only presses behind the legs.

The rape might out compete the BG down the rows.

Then buy a Micron or S and K band sprayer to round up between the rows jobs a good un

http://www.microngroup.com/files/4462_v ... hurelr.pdf


That's the route I'll be using this year. Got five new low disturbance legs and feet fitted to the Flatliner. They came from somewhere up Mucks way.
Given it a test run on some fallow ground and pretty pleased with the results. I don't think you'll see a single black grass on Raggy Acres next year. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Quite correct. There will be hundreds of thousands........... :roll:

Are you going to be able to use Neonics on the seed on the oilseed rape? If not, don't bother.

Oilseed Rape is an arsehole to grow, needs constant attention, costs a lot with no guarantee of a good enough end price, and can be a pig to harvest if it gets too tall and goes down.

On the other hand, it does give you a chance to tackle blackgrass, and is a good entry for first wheat.

Problem is, what else is there??? Winter beans? Same problems as Oilseed Rape. Peas? Curse of the Devil!!!

Spring sown crops? Probably don't really suit your land.

Maybe rotational fallow to allow you to really get on top of the blackgrass problem.

Whatever, it is not going to be easy.

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Coltheox wrote:
Raggy wrote:
Tel wrote:
Change th legs on the subsoiler thing to very low disturbance, the change the rear packer roll so it only presses behind the legs.

The rape might out compete the BG down the rows.

Then buy a Micron or S and K band sprayer to round up between the rows jobs a good un

http://www.microngroup.com/files/4462_v ... hurelr.pdf


That's the route I'll be using this year. Got five new low disturbance legs and feet fitted to the Flatliner. They came from somewhere up Mucks way.
Given it a test run on some fallow ground and pretty pleased with the results. I don't think you'll see a single black grass on Raggy Acres next year. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Quite correct. There will be hundreds of thousands........... :roll:

Are you going to be able to use Neonics on the seed on the oilseed rape? If not, don't bother.

Oilseed Rape is an arsehole to grow, needs constant attention, costs a lot with no guarantee of a good enough end price, and can be a pig to harvest if it gets too tall and goes down.

On the other hand, it does give you a chance to tackle blackgrass, and is a good entry for first wheat.

Problem is, what else is there??? Winter beans? Same problems as Oilseed Rape. Peas? Curse of the Devil!!!

Spring sown crops? Probably don't really suit your land.

Maybe rotational fallow to allow you to really get on top of the blackgrass problem.

Whatever, it is not going to be easy.


My agronomist is based somewhere your way Col. But West of Cambridge. I'm just about his furthest client heading this way.
The CSFB issue to date has been far more serious in Cambridgeshireand further East. We've not been troubled by it. Though of course now I've said that it will probably be an infestation this year that will bite me on the arse.
It looks like I will not be planting until at least the fourth week of August, possibly later. This is later than I would wish.
Last year I planted earlier than ever before in the second week of August. And it had me a bit nervous. But it's done 1.5t so I'm OK with that.
That said......my best ever crop was planted on September the 9th. But that was in the neonic days obviously.
I can see Oilseed Rape areas dwindling and dwindling as time moves on.

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