1. Agriland RSS

    ADAMA appoints new managing director

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK has appointed Ben Miles as the company’s new managing director. Miles joins ADAMA from BASF where he was the head of marketing for the UK and Ireland. Prior to this he worked as BASF’s Head of Customer Strategy and as...
  2. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  3. TFF

    It's Time to Up Your Scouting Game

    It's Time to Up Your Scouting Game Field scouts are using the AgroScout drone-based data collection and AI platforms to find bugs & disease and estimate emergence stand count earlier Web App This is where the “real magic” comes in. The Web App WebApp with AI Reporting & Analysis platform...
  4. Agtech-Enthusiast

    Skippy Scout: Anyone used it or is planning to use it?

    Just wanting some feedback on Skippy Scout from people who have used it! Anyone planning on using it this season?
  5. Agrovista News

    New guide to regenerative agriculture outlines key principles and practices

    A new guide that outlines the key principles of regenerative agriculture and the many benefits they can bring to modern farming systems has been released by leading agronomy company Agrovista. The Regenerative Agriculture Guide is packed with useful information and tips and has something for...
  6. CopperBeech

    Great article in The Times
  7. Chris F

    Foresight Obesity System Map

    This was brought up at the OFC - it was part of a report used to find out why obesity exists in a population. I had no idea just how complex is was. A full scale version is here...
  8. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  9. TFF

    Farming for Change: Charting a course that works for all 2022-01-06

    Farming for Change: Charting a course that works for all introduces the latest research from IDDRI that shows that a transition to agroecology: Can reduce emissions by upwards of 70%. Supports species abundance across and beyond the farmed environment. Keeps food production at the core of land...
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    Situation Vacant Assistant Farm Manager - Pembrokeshire

    Sector: Mixed Farming The Opportunity: A rewarding opportunity to manage and conduct the day-to-day technical operations of a variety of crops on an outstanding mixed enterprise farm. You will plan, walk, and tend multiple varieties of potatoes, brassicas and cereals. You will work closely...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Tom Sewell

    December 2021 The good the bad and the ugly! As I sit here on the 30th November furiously tapping away to get this written for tomorrows deadline I reflect on what has happened since I last wrote. My last piece mentioned how well the crops looked before harvest! How things have changed in...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    What Do You Read? Issue 15

    What do you read? If you are like us, then you don’t know where to start when it comes to other reading apart from farming magazines. However, there is so much information out there that can help us understand our businesses, farm better and understand the position of non-farmers. We have...
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Practical Soil Biology

    Written by Robert Patton from Plantworks UK ‘It was a new day yesterday but by God it’s an old day now’. The briefest of reflections on the COVID I could dream up, courtesy of Jethro Tull (worthy of pointing out to the younger audience not the chap that developed the seed drill). While we...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Cover crops to increase soil microbial diversity and mitigate decline in perennial agriculture

    Authored by Eric Vukicevich, Tom Lowery, Pat Bowen, José Ramon Úrbez-Torres & Miranda Hart Published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development volume 36, Article number: 48 (2016) Abstract Commercial perennial agriculture is prone to declining productivity due to negative plant-soil feedback...
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    Beet v Ewe Nuts

    Usually feed some beet here from December to about start of March, move on to ewe rolls from start of March. We start to lamb about 25th March. We use the beet to keep them full and we don’t use any silage. we are feeding about 1500 sheep. This year washed and delivered beet is £50, ewe rolls...
  16. jh.

    Direct Driller lime article

    Trying to get my head around this . Surface area "Per metric ton" , so what rate of prilled would be needed to match a ground rate of 5ton a hec. Never used prilled so no idea on how much a ton even costs compared to a bulk wagon tipped for a lime spreader but surely the cost of a prilled...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright. Introduction There is a need to develop more resilient...
  18. jerseycowsman

    Can farmers relax or is it just me?

    It’s Christmas, but after just a few hours of sitting around watching telly etc, supposedly relaxing, I start to get itchy feet thinking I should be doing something outside on the farm. Arrgghh! Does anybody else get like this, is it just a farmer thing? The only time I really relax is when I’m...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Clive Bailye

    R and R ………….. September 2021 Harvest 2021 was the second in succession where the combine saw no rapeseed through its 12m header. At least this time it was planned, as not an acre was planted following the 100% loss of our 2020 crop. This we redrilled with Linseed after finding most of the...
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    Getting paid for carbon - farmers’ top 10 concerns

    Getting paid for carbon - farmers’ top 10 concerns Andrew Voysey, Head of Sales & Carbon, Soil Capital Seemingly at every turn, getting paid for carbon is the talk of the town. A flick through recent editions of Direct Driller is proof enough! As the independent agronomy firm that launched...