1. Michelle_Nuttall

    AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds - Strategic Cereal Farm Results Week – 15-19 November 2021

    Strategic Cereal Farm Results Week – November 2021 This year, AHDB’s Strategic Cereal Farm activities are remaining virtual, with lots to get involved in from webinars to podcasts, all bringing to life the on-farm research relevant to your farm business. Join a series of daily webinars from...
  2. Natallia @PlantWorks

    Increase the impact of nitrogen inputs on your winter wheat!

    This is the first of three blog posts in relation to wheat trials using SMART ROTATIONS 3 liquid bacteria sprayed on wheat in 2019 and 2021. This work has been undertaken ‘on farm’ and has been statistically analysed using combine readings through QGIS and R-studio. In previous trials we have...
  3. SIABOD50

    cover crop drill

    Looking to drill cover crop on ploughing in spring, and another in stubble in summer, is there a one fits all solution ?
  4. Agriland RSS

    Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Danske Bank’s head of agri-business, Rodney Brown, is confirming that most of Northern Ireland’s farming sectors are performing well at the present time. In addition, the excellent weather conditions are helping to extend the 2021 grazing season in a...
  5. N

    Can increasing soil carbon also increase soil CO2 back into atmosphere?

    Finally decided to sit down and try and get my head around 'banking soil carbon' and the whole soil C sequestration thing. We are trying to increase soil organic matter (OM) levels for all the positive benefits that go with that - better soil structure, better drainage, better nutrient cycling...
  6. Stone_1956

    I need help !

    Hi, Can somebody tell me if this is trustworthy dealer : RAIL & PLANT SOLUTIONS LTD ? I Haven’t been able to find any information on it yet so hoping you guys know something. I was in contact with them with someone called Lucas Martins and they told me that all the machinery...
  7. 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...
  8. cubby

    Overseeding clover

    What are the views on the best machine for overseeding clover into open swarms we have a Duncan renovator and an Erth agriseeder but was thinking more a gutter for more shallow seed depth opinions please
  9. 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...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    OSR monitoring reaches new heights

    New software that uses a drone to image crops has been developed to help farmers walk crops more quickly and accurately. Skippy Scout has been developed by farming technology specialist Drone Ag to monitor a variety of broad acre crops. The latest developments in the software’s version 2.5...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  12. TexelBen

    New lamb weigher

    Our old converted pig weigh is givin erratic weights, so wa ting to convert to a new one. Needs to be digital and weigh properly 🤣 Will shed lambs into it from the race, so doesn't need to shed. Don't need tag reader or Bluetooth, will possibly be moved once or twice a year, from one holding...
  13. Defra Farming

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot Written by Lisa Applin In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot. The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the...
  14. MX7


    Are slugs worse with direct drilling , than with ploughing (followed by conventional cultivations) and min till? If so have any of you given up on direct drilling because slugs have been such a problem to your crops.? I only ask out of general interest ,as unfortunately it seems that taking...
  15. G

    Match this spline please

    Its 50mm across
  16. bobk

    Check your passports for foreign travel

    Everyone knows about the 6 months validity to enter the EU . But the date to remember is the issue date not the expiry , an old lady in front of us was not allowed to board due to this regulation
  17. deeplume

    Making changes to a Stewardship application after the deadline?

    Does anyone know if it's possible to make changes to a Stewardship application after the deadline? I submitted a Mid Tier this year and would like to apply to do additional options. Anyone got any experience of this? Thank you in advance for any thoughts 😊
  18. Agriland RSS

    Deep thinking from Rauch with latest machine

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Making machines that spread fertiliser has always been the primary business of Rauch. That focus has shifted a little as its latest offering is designed to place granules up to 25cm below the soil surface. Known as DeePot 25.1, the applicator has...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Over 15,600 farm businesses in Wales to receive BPS payments tomorrow

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Over 15,600 farm businesses across Wales will receive a share of over £159.6m in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Advance payments tomorrow, Friday, October 15, Welsh Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced. This means that 97% of claimants will...
  20. Agriland RSS

    2 leading research centres join the LEAF Network as centres of excellence for sustainable farming

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Agrii’s Throws Farm Technology Centre and Newcastle University Farms have become the latest two establishments to join the LEAF Network. Launched today (October 13) as LEAF Innovation Centres, they join the UK wide ‘LEAF Network’ of farms and research...