1. Farm Business RSS

    Pros and cons of CSS mirror agreements highlighted

    Written by John Swire Farmers who have been offered a five-year ‘mirror’ agreement to replace an expiring Countryside Stewardship Agreement will need to carefully consider all the pros and cons before making a final decision. Many farmers with an agreement due to expire at the end of 2021 have...
  2. D

    Do Fronteir still offer liquid rhino treatment

    Fronteir used to advertise liquid roller table application of potato seed by contractor on farm, is this service still available?
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    BPS 2021 - Temporary Grassland to Permanent Grassland and back again

    Hi All, Just doing my first BPS application (first for me, not the land parcels in question), and just want to check my understanding of the temporary grassland and permanent grassland rules. As I understand it: Temporary grassland can only exist for 5 consecutive years before it...
  4. Premium Crops

    Starane Hi-Load HL has been granted a new EAMU for BLW control in Millet

    Starane Hi-Load HL has been granted a new EAMU for BLW control in Millet "With the loss of Bromoxynil another BLW herbicide was needed" says Premium Crops Company Agronomist, Hannah Foxall,"Having fluroxypyr as a Post-Emergence option will enhance our control of; cleavers, knotgrass, black...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    New Range of Small Articulated Loaders from Bobcat

    Written by John Swire Bobcat has launched the company’s new L23 and L28 small articulated loaders (SALs), offering high lift capacities in confined spaces, ease-of-use with simple intuitive controls and low ground disturbance for working on any terrain. The new SALs continue Bobcat’s expansion...
  6. AHDB Podcast RSS

    263: Potatoes: How to optimise irrigation to reduce soil erosion

    263: Potatoes: How to optimise irrigation to reduce soil erosion Written by AHDB In this episode Antonia Walker, AHDB Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager, speaks to Nigel Simpson of Catchment Sensitive Farming about how following a best practice when it comes to irrigation can reduce soil...
  7. wellingtonfarmer

    Bad debt

    What options do I have when trying to recover a debt? Can I just turn up on farm abd take something of the value I’m owed?
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    Liquid N scorch

    Is it just us or has this year been bad for it?
  9. unlacedgecko

    Other industries and footpaths

    I often see it written here that other industries don't have to tolerate public access/you wouldn't have a foot path through a factory. So I thought this was interesting. A multimillion pound cold store and distribution center with a public footpath right through the middle. Since the...
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    Nitrogen 3rd pass

    What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
  11. J

    Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

    Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway! He said other clients have the same. Sprayed 10 days ago with 1.25 l Chlormequat 0.5 l Tubosan 0.1 l Moddus 0.4 l Starane 21g Ally Max Started spraying after 10 in the morning and...
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    Since I was lucky enough to register on this forum, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about all the topics that you write about. The truth is that it is a vision of new ideas, with different conditions, but with the same objectives and crops that we sow here. I would like to highlight...
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    Hedgerow Capital Grant

    I was about to apply for the above as I only have till the end of April to do it but it seems I had to ask for an application pack by the end of March so I am probably too late. Anybody know if this is correct? I don't remember doing that before but it's possible that I did as I hate working on...
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    Slurry tanker question

    Hi, this may sound daft but I am going to put slurry on top of some spring barley/wheat tomorrow, the previous owner of the tanker has cut a piece off the end of the rubber nozzle for the splash plate. Will this affect how far the slurry spreads? Ideally I would like it too do 12m so to go In...
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    Do I need PP to site caravan next to shed whilst it's built?

    Back at the start of the year I have been given the go ahead to put up a 60x40 general purpose shed on a green field site on my farm. I used the prior notification procedure for this. I have been given 5 years to finish the project. Am I able to live in a caravan on site whilst the work is...
  16. WillB

    CS Capital Grant

    I am filling out my application under CS Capital Grants for a sprayer washdown area with roof and I have a few queries/questions. The system asks for the area requested to be submitted in ha. I have done that but it just looks 'wrong'. Also do I need to send my Catchment Sensitive Farming...
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    Calcium vs. Mag Lime Based on Soil Test

    Hi folks, I have agreed in principle to the renewal of a 5 year lease on a 100ac block of land, mainly for sheep grazing with 20 suckler cows/calves and one cut of silage in the same field each year. Over the past 5 years I have managed to increase stocking density massively using rotational...
  18. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  19. Phil P

    National Trust destroys decades-old Bassenthwaite grassland

    Oops 🤦🏻‍♂️,