Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jacko3275

No idea

Recommended Posts

Could you tell me what this crop is as I don’t have a clue but the pigeons seem to like it ..I can’t get permission on this land as it’s estate owned  but would like to know for reference 

cheers 

jacko834F618D-25E9-422E-91F3-C96A4E86DA40.jpeg.0e224a7cac5d75c75d7612648e59b862.jpeg

59601076-B2CE-40F5-A30D-4F94F480CD40.jpeg

DCA7B9BE-5E29-49E1-85C3-5C98DF64992B.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How would you decoy that?? You would need to peg them well.

 

Looks like Linseed to me. I find it very hit  and miss with the pigeons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Clodhopper said:

How would you decoy that?? You would need to peg them well.

 

Looks like Linseed to me. I find it very hit  and miss with the pigeons.

Not seen the amount of pigeons round here before on less it’s on laid wheat or barley  and that’s before I knew about pigeon shooting  so it must be new to the pigs round here

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Clodhopper said:

 

 

Looks like Linseed to me. I find it very hit  and miss with the pigeons.

We don't grow any Linseed now , but when we did I also found it hit and miss , if they did go on it was when it was 4 / 5 high , some years were good , then some were a dead loss .

Another crop that looked similar when it was short was Lucerne , this was a very good crop for pigeon shooting prior to the large amounts of rape now grown , haven't seen it for a few years now so I am not sure it is still grown . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

linseed , a field of blue once it comes out , shot over it once a bit hit and miss  , farmer grew it for one season .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hit my linseed some years but not others found the best time is when blown hard going to walk through when laid shot next to a field today in flower so won’t complain if the wind blows before harvest 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, marsh man said:

We don't grow any Linseed now , but when we did I also found it hit and miss , if they did go on it was when it was 4 / 5 high , some years were good , then some were a dead loss .

Another crop that looked similar when it was short was Lucerne , this was a very good crop for pigeon shooting prior to the large amounts of rape now grown , haven't seen it for a few years now so I am not sure it is still grown . 

I have never seen any Lucerne grown on farms that I shoot, they are all predominantly arable with very few livestock farms in the area.

It is a good few years since  I have seen any numbers on Linseed and that was on a laid crop one July. There were huge patches flat to the ground and pigeons were piling into it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Linseed is becoming more popular with farmers. As most of us know, rape is on the slide with flea beetle slaughtering it - there used to be a spray for flea beetle but good old Barnier and chums put paid to that. Linseed isn't the most popular fodder for pigeons. However, crane fly larvae like linseed roots and can wreck linseed crops with gusto. And guess what, there used to be a spray for crane fly larvae but... you know the rest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

havnt got a problem with the EU et al banning sprays................i remember the "silent spring" in the 60's when the countryside died due to the use of DDT and very hard winters...........there was no birdsong anywhere........it was dead.........

the chemical companies will just have to spend their investors money on finding kinder alternatives..........trouble is they dont like to "waste " their profits without being forced....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem with "kinder" alternatives is that they are invariably ineffective. You wouldn't use a Yorkshire Terrier as a guard dog! Anyway the crop is spring linseed. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...