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  1. goat1973

    goat1973 New Member

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    Hi,

    brains working on fastforward, been aware of the concept and now have a chance to implement -

    I have some overgrown christmas trees which are due to be felled.What would happen if I chipped them and then used a muck spreader to spread it on the fields. Then direct drilled a cover crop. To be wheat the season after. Or beans. Or Oilseed rape.

    My one caveat is the ground under pine trees is often acidic - a result i guess of the pine needles. Would I be "opening a can of worms" lol.

    The purpose would be to reintroduce (liquid) Carbon to the soil. Residual Nitrogen would be used up efficiently
     
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    nothing wrong with just cutting them back and seeding right into that
    without chipping. chipping just makes things rot faster. which to
    me at times isn't really what i want.

    if you are actually worried about acidic levels you can use lime to
    adjust the pH.
     
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    I just cut some smaller pines from around my pond. I'm going to use them to help slow down water movement and help stop some of the erosion.
     

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