Sown in early September 2013 conditions were dry and it didn't really rain until early October.... then it just got wetter and wetter.
|Oil Radish and Winter Oats on 27th October 2013|
|February 7th 2014|
|3 weeks after spraying on the 7th April 2014|
|7th April 2014.. wet and rough seed bed, |
one pass drill with spring oats and then rolled
|Decaying cover crop and emerged spring oats|
|26th May 2014 oats nearly meeting in rows|
The benefits so far are reduced diesel use, better soil structure and less winter soil erosion. Lets see what the combine says in August 2014.