1. AHDB Podcast RSS

    303: AHDB Beef & Lamb: How calving heifers at two years old can help to boost profits in the suckler herd

    303: AHDB Beef & Lamb: How calving heifers at two years old can help to boost profits in the suckler herd Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board The AHDB Maternal Matters campaign aims to highlight the connection between maternal performance and profitability in the suckler...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson (July 2021)

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
  3. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  4. Direct Driller Magazine

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields?

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields? Written by Lindsey Anderson, Humberto Blanco, Mary Drewnoski and Jim MacDonald, Published in CropWatch from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Separation of crop and livestock production can degrade soil and other natural...
  5. John Deere News


    The John Deere Forager show on October 13th 2021. Join our new DEERE STUDIO format together in real time! At DEERE STUDIO our host Patrice Bouédibéla celebrates the 50th anniversary of the John Deere forage harvesters with you. Product specialists from John Deere reveal the stories behind the...
  6. Green oak

    Coldplays world tour.

    Carbon neutral. Going to plant a tree with every ticket sold. To offset there private plane journeys around the world.
  7. Bruce Almighty

    AHDB survey

    I had the survey call this morning (01904732249) Yes AHDB do some very good work . . . But I let them know my views about Red Tractor funding from AHDB etc Reign in Red Tractor or lose the vote. Don't miss the chance to tell them what you think
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Grain Market Outlook 2021

  9. Agriland RSS

    Average farmland values rise to highest level since 2018

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The average value of arable farmland in England rose to £9,700/ac in Q3 2021 – the highest quarterly average since early 2018. Matthew Sudlow, head of estates and farm agency for Strutt & Parker, said the rise is a reflection of historically low levels...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    A deeper insight into soil - gamma ray spectroscopy

    Over the last two years there has been an evolution in the way that soil nutrient mapping is carried out. This has been driven by the launch of TerraMap by Hutchinsons in 2019. Terramap came at the perfect timing for farmers looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils in...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Why producing a microbial inoculant with a Johnson-Su bioreactor could increase productivity on regenerative farms

    Johnson-Su bioreactors have become all the rage on some regenerative farms. But what are they and how do you use them? Written By Mike Abram If first lockdown was all about building a firepit from spare discs, last autumn saw a surge in the construction of Johnson-Su bioreactors being...
  12. rameman

    Survey knoledge exchange in agriculture practices (arable and livestock)

    Hello, I'm Rafa. I am doing a PhD thesis on knowledge sharing in agriculture, based on a Social Network Analysis methodology. That is, my idea is to build a map of (anonymous) interactions to find out where farmers' practices come from and thus detect weaknesses and strengths. I can provide...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Soil carbon levels keep on rising after 50 years of slurry trial

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The fact that soil carbon sequestration levels in grassland have kept on rising 50 years into a bespoke slurry spreading trial at AFBI Hillsborough, is worthy of note in its own right. However, the fact that this result is counter–intuitive with...
  14. Kevtherev

    Agriculture as we know it

    Reading media reports and Facebook posts about tree planting and alternatives to meat on a daily basis. Vegan and save the earth types gathering huge momentum as every week goes on. Are we facing what can only be described as a farming endangerment? Could we as a switched on farming group on...
  15. Chae1

    Shearwell software providers move to Scoteid

    Any other users of shearwell farmworks cattle data frustrated by there failure to have software updated to communicate births, movements and deaths to Scoteid after BCMS stopped? The changeover date was the 4th of October, they have had months to prepare and haven't got anything in place...
  16. Farfrae

    UK Public now Eating Significantly Less Meat

    The BBC in full flow this morning. The agenda is writ large
  17. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Dairy analysis: European dairy markets continue upward drive

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland European dairy markets continued a drive to the upside over the past few weeks with both butter and SMP [skim milk powder] posting big gains. Demand has remained strong, while milk supplies have pulled back, according to multinational financial...
  19. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Could energy prices reduce milling wheat supplies?

    In February, we speculated as to whether fertiliser prices could get to £300/tonne again, based on Chicago maize prices and demand for fertiliser, given their historic relationship. In July, they did just that. Ammonia nitrate (AN) fertiliser prices are driven not only by demand of course, but...
  20. Bogweevil

    Farming should be as high-yield as possible

    Farming should be as high-yield as possible so it can be limited to relatively small areas, allowing much more land to be left as natural habitats while still meeting future food targets, according to a major new analysis of over a decade of research. Most species fare better under this "land...