1. S

    AB9 Acreage and direct drill

    Thinking about applying for about 60 acres of AB9 in a Mid Tier application, it seems to be within the rules of the scheme but seems like a lot of acres to put down to the scheme on a 400 acre farm. Has anyone else done this? We are thinking about direct drilling it next year into temporary...
  2. D

    Class q barn conversion tips/advice

    Looking to try and convert a barn by going down the class Q planning route Any useful information that you’d wish you had known before putting the application in. Any tips ? Barn is 60ftx45 and high enough for 2 storeys Thanks
  3. S

    Various PD and Flood Plain questions

    Hi, New to this forum and also farming. I have inherited some land which I am trying to make as useful as possible but seem to be restricted by everything possible at the moment :-( The land is a little over 10 acres of land with an open fronted barn. Barn is a few metres away from the road and...
  4. CPM RSS

    Events Showcase – Innovation in action

    Written by cpm Download PDF Marking the first opportunity to see kit in the flesh for quite some time, this year’s Cereals Event is brimming with new launches and working demonstrations, giving visitors the chance to see the latest innovation in action. CPM finds out more. By Charlotte...
  5. ladycrofter

    Old fert

    While waiting for the fert order to arrive, we've been investigating some old stuff left on the farm. Some under cover, some not. Covered stuff has been mostly dry and spun out ok. Outside stuff - some was dryish, but caked in the spreader so couldn't use it. Other partially open bags have...
  6. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  7. Bigjon44


    Has anyone got any ideas for a pre em on wallflowers?I have done gamit and stomp in the past.just wondering if anything newer/better??
  8. Agriland RSS

    Arla Foods to test the feasibility of using biochar commercially in agriculture

    Written by William Kellett A consortium of eight organisations, including farmer owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods UK, has been awarded funding as a part of the government’s Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies competition. The project will test the feasibility of using...
  9. organicguy


    Lost a field of spring barley to leatherjackets. Not being able to use Dursban what are my options to make sure they don't wipe out the grass I want to plant?
  10. H

    Is the job title Farm Worker outdated ?

    I once referred to my self as a farm worker on a separate post and I was surprised to the amount of comments back saying I am more than just a farm worker, ‘don’t put my self down as just a farm worker’ etc and it got me thinking about how a lot of people see the term farm worker as a backwards...
  11. F

    Slurry separation

    Having just followed a trailer load of solids along the the road that were to be tipped in a field gateway it got me wondering what exactly the point of slurry separation is? It seems to me to just create yet another product to be handled and involves yet more machinery (separation unit, pumps...
  12. D

    ELMS in the real world.

    Have just been having a read of some current threads:
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Curious about virtual fencing? Visit Groundswell to speak to farmers and grazing experts using Nofence grazing technology

    Written by John Swire Livestock producers interested in learning about virtual fencing and how it can be used to improve their grazing systems have the opportunity to hear about the benefits of virtual fencing and speak to six different Nofence pilot farmers at Groundswell 2021 on the Nofence...
  14. M

    What fertiliser to spread

    Hi. I just got my meadow field soil sampled and I know I need a lot off lime, and my P is very poor. I need to spread fertiliser this weekend and need help on what to sow. I know it’s not going to be great but I am not sure what to go with. I’ve attached pc picture below Thanks
  15. robin banks

    Sick beans

    Friend of mine has asked what's happening to his spring beans. The photo above shows the start of what seems to kill the bean. It is affecting the whole field. His first taught was spray drift from a neighbour. But agronomist says that whole field would not be affected. As it's a funny shape...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Poots urged to expand criteria for North West floods support

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has been urged to widen the criteria of a support package for farmers afflicted by the 2017 floods to include farmers who did not fill out Force Majeure applications at the time. Details have emerged of a long-awaited...
  17. Agriland RSS

    North West floods: Applications for payments to open in August

    Written by Rachel Martin A long-awaited support package for farmers in the North West affected by floods in 2017 will open for applications in August 2021. However, one of the caveats have been met with concern, as only farmers who made a Force Majeure application at the time will be...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Dow Shield® 400 controlling weeds in game cover crops

    Written by John Swire Game cover crops for shooting and wildlife and wild bird seed mixtures need careful management, starting with reducing the weed population which will help their establishment. This can be challenging, as often there are mixtures of different crop types established in the...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Sommet de l’Élevage confirms plans for extended live show in October

    Written by Agriland Team Organisers of one of Europe’s largest livestock shows, the Sommet de l’Élevage, have confirmed that they plan to host a live show this coming October as the Covid-19 vaccination programme rolls out across France. The 2021 show is currently scheduled for October 5-8...
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    Agri-tech ear-marked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

    Written by Rachel Martin Agri-technology has been picked out as one of five pillars central to a new strategy to ’10X’ Northern Ireland’s economy. The slang ’10X’ is often used by stock market traders online and refers to growing the value of financial assets exponentially, by a factor of...