During the first days of September, we spent some time with our friend Juan José in a near field of our village... he was harvesting safflowers (thistles). That was the first time we saw his Lexion 540 harvester working this crop. The stubble was really fine, then, it allows to prepare the field with out too much work for the next sowing. The harvester works without problems (this crop is swift) although it generates a layer of prickles which is attached to the sieves and it is very difficult to clean it.
According to his opinion, this crop produces good results, getting an average of 1,000kg/ha and with an interesting price. Maybe, this could be a good option to be taken account for rotating crops, therefore it is easy to get healthy fields and to fulfil one of the PAC grant requirements.
Some of our followers have asked us in our YouTube account about the use of this crop. Apparently, this crop has a good calorific value and is a good material to generate biomass... Perhaps someone can offer us more information about this matter.
Versión en español.