1. Gormers

    Hair line crack

    Have discovered a hair line crack in a big six sheet on grain store.:( What would folks recommend to seal it up for six or eight months or until I can get to replace the sheet Many thanks
  2. Agriland RSS

    2017 flood fund opens for NI’s northwest farmers

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland A £2.7 million flood support fund has opened for applications from northwest farmers affected by flashfloods and landslides in 2017. The floods and landslides, which took place on August 22 and 23, 2017, during Storm Lorenzo, were described by Met...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Forage Aid urges farmers to start planning winter feed and bedding strategy

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Forage Aid Trustees are urging farmers around the United Kingdom to start forward planning how they can manage and build winter forage and bedding stocks following the cold, wet spring of 2021. The charity has been receiving reports of shorter stocks of...
  4. twizzel

    Moving lambs after worming

    I am going to dose my lambs tomorrow after fec showed high egg count (1450epg), along with a high cocci count. Vet advised keep lambs in for 24hrs after the worm drench, then go in with vecoxan, then can turn back out. I have been rotating them between 2 fields for the last couple of months-...
  5. Defra Farming

    The Environmental Land Management Engagement Group

    The Environmental Land Management Engagement Group Written by Catherine Boyd Natural England/Allan Drewitt Environmental land management needs to deliver for farmers, foresters and land managers. Because it’s a big and complex area, it’s tempting to consider these groups of people...
  6. T

    Steel framed shed house

    Can anyone point me in the direction of finding more information on converting steel framed sheds into a house ? Are there company that do it or is it simply do it yourself ? I have a 45x120 shed erected 20 years ago in good order in a stunning location, anyone have any thoughts?
  7. Clive

    SFI Pilot questions / thoughts

    I’m sure we are not the only farm on TFF currently trying to understand and prepare an SFI application so I thought a thread to discuss and make sense of options maybe a good idea ? Have to say not finding the help line too helpful so far ! hows anyone else getting on a d what standards /...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) senior agriculture advisor Robin Bolton has confirmed that the first of this season’s winter barley crops have now been cut in Northern Ireland. “It’s too early to talk about yields. But dry...
  9. spin cycle

    wildlife offer help

    deadline fwag advisor gone awol :unsure: you mark 'rotational options' on the 'options map'?.....i don't think you do:scratchhead:.....i only have rotational options so this map will be blank:scratchhead: it's a simple application...i don't need a land...
  10. T

    RPA, AP relief and HMRC -

    Does anyone have any experience of applying for Agricultural Property Relief? We have applied for it and RPA have just notified us that we should now transfer the estate to the beneficiary now, so does this mean the AP relief application has been successful? I was under the impression that we...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being of great benefit to the farmer. All the major companies will have a multitude of systems to aid, not only the...
  12. 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...
  13. Bigjon44

    Potato blight

    Anyone got a few patches of blight in their spuds with this very unpredictable weather!! What's the best product to apply?
  14. Agriland RSS

    Desiccating potato crops: What are the options in 2021?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland With diquat no longer available (Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland), Irish potato growers will have no option but to look at other crop desiccation options over the coming weeks. This issue was the focus of a farm demonstration, hosted by the...
  15. 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...
  16. onthehoof

    Claiming unregistered land

    Anyone done this, we have a strip of land that gives access to a field, its about 50m long and 10m wide, it is a wide track with a footpath along it and is currently unregistered, just thought it might be better to claim it before anyone else does although we would have a right of way through...
  17. D

    Correct Spraying Rate on a small sprayer

    Hi, this might be an odd question because I'm an engineer, not a farmer... How do people make sure they are spraying at the correct application rate on small sprayers (<500l like this one: From what I've seen they just have...
  18. 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...
  19. BSPB News

    Joint National Food Strategy response from crop genetics breeding companies

    Take action to harness the unique contribution of plant genetic innovation, Government urged Responding to last week’s National Food Strategy, leading players along the length of the UK’s crop improvement pipeline, from fundamental and applied genetic science to commercial plant breeding, have...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    T-HEXX® DRY offer allows for smarter drying off this summer

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers drying off cows this summer can take advantage of improved udder protection by incorporating T-HEXX® DRY into their routine. An external barrier for application following the use of dry cow therapy and/or internal teat sealant, T-HEXX®...