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moony

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
Changing stubble field to grass
« on: March 21, 2013, 07:47:32 pm »
Been offered a large chunk of land to rent. About 30 acres of it has been used to grow wheat for the last 3 years. Roughly how expensive and much of a job would it be to change the field to permanent pasture and what is the general procedure? Contractors would be doing the work as I don't have anywhere near sufficient equipment to do it.
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Hassle

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Lincolnshire
Re: Changing stubble field to grass
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 09:22:12 pm »
spray off with round up and direct drill the grass seed so not ripping up ground and then roll every week to compact the surface as long as not  :gloomy:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Changing stubble field to grass
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 10:24:45 am »
And then put sheep on it. ;)
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