All the spring barley and Spring oil seed rape is now cut and that leaves the spring beans and 75 acres of spring oats. Fingers crossed the forecast looks a little more promising for next week.
200 acres of winter oilseed rape was sown in the last week of August with the Claydon direct drill, micro-nutrients were incorporated in the seed bed. GPS plotted our tramlines and what a joy to roll and spray without peering into the abyss looking for slight indentations left by pre-emergence markers. A half rate of slug pellets and pre-emergence herbicide completed the operations.
|Pre-emergence markers are easy to follow|
|More time to take in the wonderful Leicestershire landscape|
|Sometimes tramline planning doesn't always work out|
We will give the crop 28kgs of N and apply a graminicide to help with volunteer cereal control. Black grass and brome may take a bit more to control.
|There is rape emerging here... promise!|
|Black grass is waiting in the wings !!!|