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    Another nail in to the coffin of UK agriculture?

    I'm not saying that we don't need housing, but lets look closer where they're being built. The new development demolished a wood land that was planted 40 years ago. And the planed development will take out trees that were planted 5 years ago, that were planted with a goverment grant to make the...
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    Another nail in to the coffin of UK agriculture?

    In my area the town has two large housing estates going up at the moment with another 3 planned. If this doesn't affect bio-diversity I don't know what does.
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    Spraying

    Hi thanks for all the advise, just to answer a few questions. The company isn't a member of Red Tractor, it's horses. Breeding race horses. The problem i have is that i don't have the paper work to use a boom sprayer, so have a member of staff who does. However he doesn't like doing it so...
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    Spraying

    A quick question, when spraying grassland for animal grazing. Do I need an argronomist report or not as long as i follow the regs and application rate on the side of the box.
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    Newman crop spray

    Thanks for all your help. I am qualified to handle chemicals, my college will do all the application as he has all the certificates for that. He will use a tractor mounted boom sprayer for thistles, dandelions and buttercups.
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    Newman crop spray

    Not really we are on a horse stud so his top priority is the horses. He hold the purse strings and will some times let me know what his plans are.
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    Newman crop spray

    That's great thank you.
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    Newman crop spray

    Has anyone used newman crop spray. What is it effective on, and whats the application rate. My line manager bought the stuff without telling me it just turned up and i have no idea how to use it. Any help would be great. Thanks
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    IS GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY A CON?

    My local council wanted to build a wood burning power station near by. Using old pallets and wood chip produced from Thetford forest right on the door step. Local people formed a group and got it stopped, " To much increase in Traffic". Local power, jobs for local people.
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    We used to have a guy from Sunderland that (worked) showed up every day, and he would say" clarks and clods" for mud and sparrows were "spuggies" if memory serves me correct.
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    Cow licks

    Thanks for that everyone, interesting were the conversation went off at a tangent.:cool:
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    Here in Norfolk we have bushy barnny bees a.k.a Ladybirds
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    Cow licks

    We have just taken on a new lad about 23/24 years old. And he keeps telling me the cows are healthy because they have licked themselves," Look how many lick that cow has really healthy" he keeps repeating. I've never heard anyone else say this. Is the licks a thing or is he talking bullocks. Any...
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    topper blades

    You're about 20mins away.
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    topper blades

    I see you're in Norfolk where about, I'm in Norfolk just outside Thetford.
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    topper blades

    All valid points. I've got staff member you is refusing to go on the road with the blades uncovered. Hopefully he'll forget about it by the time we start topping next year.
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    topper blades

    Afternoon all i've just been told that when traveling on a public road my topper blades should be covered. Does anyone know if this true, if so where can I get covers from. Its a bomford tri wing. Thanks
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    Ragwort control

    I don't do that, i get others to do that now. Done plenty of it in the past.
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    Ragwort control

    it about 300 acre sight divided up it smaller paddocks ranging from 30 acres down to 1/4 acre or smaller. small paddocks it does get pulled so its the larger ones we want to spray.
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    Ragwort control

    Brisel no its taken my a company that operates around Newmarket. i dont know what happens to it after its removed. however we keep the horses out for as long as possiable after spraying.
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