We had flax seeded in 2011 on
summer follow right beside Durum seeded on
summerfollow. In 2012 we seeded large green
lentils on the durum and flax stubble and the
lentils yielded the same on both the flax and
In 2014 we had peas seeded on flax stubble. We sprayed it all with Viper and there was still lots of volunteer flax. It was a real mess. It started out real clean and the flax came up later or was set back by the viper. The flax was really green when the peas we're ready to harvest. Was a nightmare to harvest.
We will be seeding flax on lentil stubble again in 2015. Not saying this is the right thing to do but lentil prices are looking good and we do not have a lot of options where we can seed lentils
In our rotation in 2015.
Not in flax/lentil country, but have had issues in past with late flushing rr canola in peas and found that heat actually did better job of desiccation than rr did(probably even reglone) and looked after the canola. Now it also registered such that do not have any issues if you want to use peas for seed either. I actually think heat does better job in the Fall than it does in the spring.
If you have to do it, make sure that the field is clear of last years straw. If you spread your flax straw last year, those bunches will hang up and plug your knife and push and cutting time. The second risk is late flushes of flax that can still be green at cutting time. Even if desicated, the lentils will dry down before the flax straw. We have intentionally intercropped the 2 and that works but is tricky, but with volunteers, you don't have control of maturity the same, you just don't know when it will germinate, how thick it might be, or manage the fertility so it matures properly.
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