1. S

    Why isn't everyone producing eggs?

    £14,000 in bank every Friday guaranteed that's what I heard today about egg producer but feed and other costs to come out of that.. he's now putting up another 2 as well as building new house
  2. A

    Grass after wholecrop

    Planning to put a grass ley in after wholecrop barley. Last year agronomist advised to leave barley stubble 2-3weeks to green up with weeds, then Roundup and drill grass a week later. This meant grass wasn’t sown until early Sept and never really got going last back end, so much so that we never...
  3. S

    Getting good value extending/renovating a house.

    Are there any tips for getting best bang for bucks. Basically a 2 bed cottage that needs doubled in size to give a good sized kitchen, dining, living area. I don't intend project managing it myself as I would be working full time. Is an architect a must. Best value for heating systems, solar...
  4. S

    Biostimulant Seed Treatments

    Hello all, Now this may be a cat among the pigeons post but looking ahead and having used SP seed dressings for many years now for our seed treatments for wheat and following on from discussions with the agronomist and Soil chap I wondered whether anyone has used and seen any noticeable benefit...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Fine tuning strategies to achieve successful crop desiccation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Following their first full season of diquat free desiccation, and potentially armed with greater knowledge gleaned from “real” non-trial conditions without a diquat safety net, many potato growers should now have an even better understanding of what it...
  6. Adeptandy

    Combine curse vontinues

    So, escape from the MF and go Claas, surely can’t be a bad move. Assured by the vendor all was good and been checked over by a recognised company pre sale as he wanted it sold in full working order. Hmm, what a mug I was, hooked header on, get to the field, switch auto contour on, header drops...
  7. benny6910

    Time between digestate application and soil sampling?

    How long should I leave a grass field that is going into wheat this autumn before I get the soil sampled? Field has just been cleared and will be sprayed off in 2 weeks or so. Digestate was applied 5 weeks ago. My agronomist says not to do it till spring? The man who samples says it will be ok...
  8. T C

    Revystar Experience

    We have used Revystar on Spring Barley at "paint brush" for ramularia and it is disappointing. We used Adexar type (old stock) as a T2 on wheat and I thought we had too much septoria. My independent agronomist brought some plants from a neighbour who had used Revystar (same variety) and it was...
  9. Chris F

    The Pingdemic

    The said on news this morning that 1 in 50 people in the U.K. have now been pinged. But is this just a town problem? (Or just a hangover from football matches) My daughter how is a student at Loughborough is the only person I know. How many farmers have been pinged? Not hearing any problems...
  10. S

    Why should I stay..............

    Help me out please. Particularly those native Scots. I have spent half my life north of the border, but was born in the south. 20 plus years here. I am now after that time able to consider buying a small chunk for ourselves. However........ When I came north my lineage was not of much...
  11. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  12. puppet

    Cutting the Wrong Field

    I cut a field of hay a few miles away and next door were some lovely silage fields. The owner farms 3 miles away and will never be there apart from silage time. I wondered if anyone has cut, ploughed or sprayed the wrong field because nobody was around. Or maybe cut and baled it BECAUSE the...
  13. Greythundercloudys

    St swinsons day.

    40 days of dry on the cards
  14. Bojangles

    Fat Hens will they eat them or am I going to have to kill the clover

    Got a reseed that is just full of fat hens 🤦‍♂️ I took the chance as it was sprayed off and put a decent amount of clover in the mix. Now I’m staring at a bloody mess. Have put ewes on it and obviously they are loving the grass but it’s becoming obvious as they eat it down how bad the bloody...
  15. Keepers

    Forage crop ideas for late sowing

    Good afternoon, Currently planning which winter forage crops are being planted and into which fields, majority will be turnip/rape mix. However I have a small plot (64ha) which is following spring barley, if the weather is great it will be off end of August, but it’s looking more like will be...
  16. D

    RT Coping Strategies

    I have decided to delegate it to the Mrs. so that I can get on with stuff that really is urgent. It feels like weight lifted and she has time and aptitude for it. Is it getting to the point where it would be more cost effective to pay a clerk to deal with it than have to Wade through it...
  17. 7

    Basis and nroso

    i thought it was the case that if you were on the Basis professional register (50 points per year) that Nroso would automatically accept those points as good enough for them. Its worked like that up till this year, but now nroso are asking for a separate points tally for them, anyone else having...
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems Farm trials provide an excellent test-bed for the latest tools and technology in real-world situations, but often results can be considered in isolation, potentially overlooking the complex interactions across farming systems...
  19. Muddyroads


    Got a 15 year old lad coming to us for a weeks work experience who has mild autism. Something I know very little about. Any pointers or suggestions as to what considerations we need to have in mind? As far as I’m concerned everyone is treated equally but it would be good to know if we should be...
  20. casemx 270


    Need 7 more norso points otherwise I LL be struck off I ve done the online courses through norso any other ideas please