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  1. ajd132

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    As an arable farmer can I apply for something in the horticulture section, for example the guider inter row hoe?
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Delilah is the biggest hypocrite on these threads.
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    New soil health payments.

    No they aren’t
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    I know. We are a collection of small farms.
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    You could say exactly the same thing about globalism and things like the EU…
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    It just seems to hit and miss for me. If you do it on a contract with premium crops then it’s even more expensive.
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    It did about .6/acre. It set our combine on fire so a neighbour ended up doing it with a straw walker. Blackgrass control was poor. Won’t be growing it again I would rather do stewardship however a mix of osr, oats and beans are enough for our break crops.
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    Yes they are hit and miss. I prefer peas and linseed in cover crops. We grew winter linseed this year which was hideous.
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    Who else woke up to find their SFP in their account?

    Well said. If anyone is profiteering off subs it’s the wider agricultural industry, basically anyone we buy stuff from, not who we sell too.
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    We grow rape and beans too. On heavy land we can grow long runs of cereals though and they are always more reliable than beans, osr and make the other crap like linseed or peas look completely pointless (I’ve tried)
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Farmers arguing about the size of farm being an issue is ridiculous. There is god awful small livestock farms in the same way there is terribly run large farms and vice versa in all businesses and sectors.
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    It does seem pretty ludicrous that we are all paying the price for stuff going on in certain areas
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    Yeh got enough although I may split the area half and half. I ideally want a break crop which oats are.
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    That’s fair, they are bulky. We don’t have that problem. New oat mill we are involved with should open up some good opportunities for uk oat growers and change the market dynamics in our favour so don’t write them off completely!
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    Spring beans or spring oats

    We have both in rotation generally. 7.5t/ha of spring oats at £195 is a nice margin. I think in this situation I will just put the oats in rather than springs beans as I have no seed and don’t plan on growing them long term. Oats in the shed and fert bought at 56p/kg, also got all our base...
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    Sap Analysis Shipping

    If anyone finds out can we let each other know on this thread
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    Sap Analysis Shipping

    Nova crop and Omex are completely different tests and are not really comparable. Base had a guy from nova crop do a talk recently who explained the differences between nova crop sap sampling and standard old leaf tissue testing (which is what omex do I believe). I’ve used both in the last, did...
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    It’s job justification. The NFU by starting this have created a whole new industry feeding off farmers, as if we didn’t have enough of that already. I cannot for the life of me understand why the NFU are not properly pushing back against the whole charade, everything they have done so far is...
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    What business is it of red tractors what we have in store? Do they really need to know what chemical or fertiliser we have in stock also? It’s just a waste of time and energy.
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    More Winter Wheat or Spring Barley

    Does this mean it won’t make malting?
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