Strip Tillage for beet with a cover crop

DSC_2003Apart from just strip tilling stubbles ready for beet in the spring we are trying the option of planting a cover crop first then strip tilling through the cover crop as a second operation.  We are banking on the cover crop adding the soil stability in the strip tilled rows over the winter.

Some pictures showing a mix of peas/linseed/radish and oats Autumn-17

 

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Sugar Beet Season off to a flying start

IMG_3758.JPGIMG_3759.JPGIMG_3757.JPGAfter a very difficult harvest it almost seems too good to be true that the beet season is starting off so well if a bit hectic.  We haven’t started yet but reports of good yields and high sugars are coming in from other people.  One of our trucks is full time on the beet at the moment with Jim driving his pants off !  Some pictures below of loading off Chris Clements Maus