Peaola

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by Clive, May 19, 2016.

  1. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Couple pics while out field walking today of my peaola crop drilled into a unglazed cover crop. It's been VERY slow emerging but has finally made an appearance in rows
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  2. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    What do you mean by 'unglazed'?
     
  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    sorry ! just a typo / spell check auto correct on my iPhone - ungrazed
     
  4. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I was worried I wasn't up with the latest no-till lingo.
    Is this a money making crop? What could it be compared to gross margin wise?
     
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  5. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    well its been a money making crop the last few years, my aim is the same this year;)

    compare it to the GM of a of a low input spring pea crop plus some osr seed with 1.5-1.8t/ac yield plus a bonus of about 300kg/ac of OSR but without the hassle of trying to cut flat peas :)
     
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  6. Longneck

    Longneck Member

    So do you harvest as one crop then separate out in a dresser?
     
  7. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Yes - there are a few threads about it and previous year crops grown by me and a couple of other TFF members in here
     
  8. Acke

    Acke Member

    Location:
    Sweden Enköping
    When peas is ripe , how long do you have to wait for osr to ripe?
    And how deep is it drill ?
     
  9. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Reglone makes them come ripe pretty much together
     
  10. NorwegianFarmer

    NorwegianFarmer New Member

    The peaola trial here in Norway have been emerging very slowly due to cold weather, but both crops have came up from the ground now. It looks very good, Clive, hope for our crop to look like that soon. We look forward to harvest!
     
  11. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    We've tried some 'peatard' this year as we didn't really get on with peaola, it was too popular with the local pigeons. We harrowed, after drilling the peas, with an einbock type harrow, as slot closure wasn't that good and the birds were working along the rows, hoicking out the peas; at the same time we broadcast some old mustard seed on top. The idea was that from tiny seed the mighty mustard tree would grow and act as pea sticks for the main crop. The peas have come up a treat. Not much sign of the mustard yet
     
  12. willy

    willy Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    What was the drilling date? Looks good i think, lots of ground cover aswell, should lower any weed seeds germinating.
     
  13. NorwegianFarmer

    NorwegianFarmer New Member

    How does the peaola looking? Is the white/yellow spot on the rape leaves caused by the Centium? Here in Norway the crop is looking ok at the moment.
     
  14. Acke

    Acke Member

    Location:
    Sweden Enköping
    How look the peaola now?
     
  15. MX7

    MX7 Member

    Any one else grown and harvested peaola,(or any other peamix to help keeps the peas from going completely flat) this dreadful harvest 2017?
    Combined a trial field last night and it definitely seemed to be more off the ground than the peas only crops.
     
  16. York

    York Member

    Location:
    D-Berlin
    friend of mine had a mix of
    winter peas
    triticale
    peas where planed as certified seed. went into bio digester plant as due to the weather pease where germinating & in the end was not worth to clean it.
    Peas where good after winter but somehow this year was not good for them. Most winter peas over here ended up in a failure.
    York-Th.
     
  17. Northdowns Martin

    Location:
    Snodland kent
    Waded through the threads on Peaola with interest, obviously some growers have a few years of experience under their belts however as a rookie would I be advised to accompany my peas with mustard rather than SOSR, so if it goes pear shaped I have risked less from a seed input cost?
     
  18. Northdowns Martin

    Location:
    Snodland kent
    Hi John, successful with the mustard? What seed rate did you try?
     
  19. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    Tbh, I can't remember. But it wasn't enough and the seed (home saved from some years previously) had v poor germination so the whole experiment was a failure. However, I'm sure it's a brilliant idea and might try again sometime.
     
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