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I'd plant oats... but the straw!!
My wife wont let me burn straw off fields close to our house....!
Bale it? 30 bucks a bale our area right now. Neighbor bought a btrain load late fall and it was $47.50 a bale delivered.

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I'd plant oats... but the straw!!
My wife wont let me burn straw off fields close to our house....!
My gf would say "Please burn straw close to the house so it can catch fire and we can build a new one"

Just gotta make sure insurance covers it!

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I never figured there was much of a oat straw market... kinda waxy/not very absorbent.....??

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Just get a good straw chopper and forget the bales. Fertilizer is worth way more then 40bucks a bale. I will burn every last straw on this farm before someone gets to bale and make a disaster of my fields. You will have chaff rows everywhere.
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Raised 7 different crops last year and thats the only one I lost money on, what a joke for the price it is.


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Oats for us in alberta has been OK... it's just the whole straw and grain volume thing. .
What's better for the soil, burn or chop and work in?
We do not zero till.

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Oats for us in alberta has been OK... it's just the whole straw and grain volume thing. .
What's better for the soil, burn or chop and work in?
We do not zero till.
Save the nutrients and chop...
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Oats for us in alberta has been OK... it's just the whole straw and grain volume thing. .
What's better for the soil, burn or chop and work in?
We do not zero till.
I would chop and incorporate if you need to vs burning it. Oat straw is great for the soil. On our farm for cereals, following crops do best on oat stubble, then barley, then wheat.
Grain storage is tough I agree with oats, we bag them. Move them typically in the winter before spring melt, if we hold any it goes in bins to store into summer. We have no issue seeding into oat stubble to date, just make sure it is harrowed at a minimum (even if you have a good straw chopper, harrowing helps even it all out in the fall, as well as know some down on the ground which helps it break down quicker too).
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Raised 7 different crops last year and thats the only one I lost money on, what a joke for the price it is.
What kind of yield do you get down south? Also, what was the price for you guys (34 lb bu)?
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Chop straw as much as possible with your set up. Heavy harrow after if your combine didn't do as good as it should. Where your market for oats is makes a huge difference with profit margins. I have an 84 mile round trip to deliver oats. That a lot of miles and fuel. Most crops I grow have that distance, unless it is feed that the pig barn is buying. They did buy some heavy oats last yr but minimal amounts.

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