That time of year creeping up again. Anyone done a January cover yet?
Lots of very green covers here that haven't stopped growing all winter. I'll be disappointed if AFC is under 1000
Mine says its 434afc..
Seems faster to respond than the old pasturebase. More user friendly. Not as slow
Ya its easier to navigate and looks a lot better. Its a small bit awkward on mobiles still though but you can get round that
How does one go about signing up to Pasture Base?
When I signed up I had to ring the admin.presume it's still the same
When did you last do a cover?
5th of Jan.....I'm only using a ruler at this stage but I feel it should be about 700 anyways
Don't know how a ruler could be used. Wgat was closing cover?
To get height of grass.for every centimetre above 4 you add 250kg/DM.ha roughly
168kg farm cover on 20th November.
The whole year it never went above 800 ????
Ya I was probably way out with that 700 cover there. 434 is a long way of thousand tho like
I'd say go buy a clippers and quadrant, if you closed at 168 on November you must have had no paddock with any grass on it?
What's your sr?
Didn't someone have a welly with the covers marked on it?
No big cover really but slurry was only after being applied on 20%of farm.
Sr would always be kind of different. It would be 3,5 at march fifteenth increasing from Feb 20th as ewes lamb(assuming ewe eats 2kg DM and lamb eats .1). It reaches a peak at end of may when cows are out and lambs are strong and silage ground out as well at about 5lu.
Might make a quadrant alright
I ordered a plate meter today. Always had interest in grass management. I don't have paddocks setup up properly though. I use 2 reels and keep moving them forward with fence behind them to prevent going back.
I will setup paddocks this year though. Looking forward to trying out the plate meter.