I am involved in a Innovate UK project called N2 Vision N₂Vision – Automated Robotic Nitrogen Diagnosis of Arable Soil (wordpress.com) The eventual aim is to design a robotic platform that can assess the Nitrogen status of your crops down to the individual plant scale and then apply the...
Drills: Other - Simtech T-Sem 300AP
Category: Drills Manufacturer: Other Price: £21000 Condition: Used
3m Simtech T-Sem 300AP No till drill. In excellent condition. Has only done 340ha. It has the Sulky electronic metering system ad radar. It is very simple to calibrate. There...
Drills: John Deere - 750a
Category: Drills Manufacturer: John Deere Price: £18500 Condition: Used
Width 3m, Year 1999. Very good condition and well looked after. Has Guttler wheels plus extra Guttler weights on each wheel. Has been refurbished in the last 3 years, most moving...
My Nuffield report was published today after 2 years of hard work. I hope people enjoy it and please share with others.
On my Nuffield travels I was lucky enough to meet an entomologist called Dr Jonathan Lundgren. He was one of my most inspiring visits in the US. He was at the time working for the USDA ARS but when I was there he was having troubles as he spoke up against certain practices and backed it up with...
On my travels around France this year I have twice come across farmers who spray fungicides, insecticides and round up at 40-50l of water per hectare and half the rate of chemical. One was even doing it for all herbicides. They only spray early in the morning and not during the day. Does anyone...
Only seen the photos below myself not in real life
Idea is to create a very narrow clean strip. I think it has legs but needs depth control controlled by a spring or hydraulics otherwise it will dig in too much. Very fine line between doing a good job and blocking the drill. Any thoughts?
I am lucky enough to have been awarded a scholarship to study Companion Cropping and Intercropping in UK arable. I have only just started but over the next couple of years there should be some interesting stuff from around the world. I am a complete blogging novice so be nice...
Looking to install solar panels on our barn roof. Has anyone had experience with the above company. Trying to look for a review that is independent and not on their website. Hopefully someone can help.
We have a 2007 3m Claydon SR for sale.
It is in very good condition.
One owner and well looked after.
Sulky hopper capable of holding 500kg of seed wheat easily
Seed mechanism is land wheel driven
Operators hand book in good condition
Parallel linkage means leading tine can be adjusted from...
I was listening to Dick Neale speak last night about Black grass strategies and his experiences at Brampton. He was promoting Cousin's new Surface cultivator and using multiple applications of glyphosate along with rolling and raking to get as much BG emerged before the crop is drilled. This...
Interesting article about the myth of cold soils no-till and cover crops. Obviously not very scientific.
We have been broadcasting covers today into standing wheat. A local contractor came in with a pneumatic spreader. He spread 65kg/ha of Pedders Mix 2. We decided to get some spread as I do not think I will have time to drill all my covers during harvest and in time. It is higher risk and we now...
Interesting to see if this makes it into the market place. If it does then maybe people who have shares in Yara might want to sell. I expect it will be priced to be only slightly cheaper though!
Just thought I would post a few pictures from the meeting last night at ours. Seem to go very well. About 45 attendees. Very flattering that so many people came from so far for the meeting. The furthest was Aberdeenshire, Knockie you win that prize. There are various forum members pictured. I...
From an article:
William A. Albrecht was a giant in the field of biological agriculture. His impact on agriculture around the world can hardly be overstated. Dr. Albrecht had an early fascination with soil and studied it meticulously for 6 decades.
Albrecht worked in the university system as the...