14 December 2000
Getting shot of straw

CONSIDERING the late harvest and the appalling weather since then, what are the available options for disposing of straw, some of which is a poor relation to dung at this stage?

  • Denis Lynch, Mallow, Co Cork


    IF its baled, try and sell it; feedback from FARMERS WEEKLY classified ads suggests there is an eager market for it. A good contact is the hay and straw merchant, Chris Trower +44 (0) 1420 587856,

    From the tone of your question, maybe the straw is unfit for use. In which case, you will have to plough it in once the land has dried out.

  • Debbie Beaton, Editor, Crops