1. Coop

    Kg per acre

    hi how many kg per acre of 20.10.10 would you put on permanent pasture for sheep grazing?
  2. W

    Which copper product on wheat

    What are people using, I have for the last few years noticed pinched ears, and presumee it's copper deficiency. Whi h products are you using and when?
  3. Granite Farmer

    What is an acceptable margin of error.....

    .....when spreading fertiliser. I've just finished rebuilt the spreading equipment on my spreading as rust had sized it up. So I first job for the repaired spreader was to apply 330kg/ha of 27-0-0-10 on 8ha of winter barley across two not quite rectangular fields at 21m bout width. However...
  4. Bignor Farmer

    Polytunnel Layout for Lambing

    We’ve been lambing in polytunnels for 20 years but I think it’s time for a fresh look at the system and layout. We’ve always had a central passage wide enough for a quad bike or our Avant mini loader but nothing bigger. In the past we fed haylage and concentrate twice a day in the central...
  5. S

    Spraying with a frost at night.

    Got some fungicide, growth reg and manganese to go on wheat and barley but keep getting -1 for a few hours early morning. I’m holding off at the moment, are people still spraying and do they have any bad scorching
  6. Banana Bar

    How late for linseed

    I’ve got 45 ha of linseed that I’m due to drill. Situation is heavy clay that was cultivated in the autumn with a Horsch Terrano and left, therefore it’s not quite level enough to drill into without moving it. The temp is very low and there is no rain forecast for the foreseeable future. I could...
  7. G

    Horsch drill

    Anyone had problems with the blockage sensors on a pronto, had to replace 2 in the last week while drilling barley never normally a problem ,turned sensitivity right down tried cleaning them , drill is 2013 done about 6000 ha , do they wear out, any help please..
  8. Yorkshire lad

    Rent Review

    We have some land that we rent on an AHA is up for a review this year. It's typical heavy land so not suitable for roots ect . The landlord has appointed a new agent one of the large national ones. He came to view the land last week and said they were looking for an increase of about...
  9. puntabrava


    Hesston or 3x4 wheat barley or oat straw, North of London to Lincolnshire tel 07836547930
  10. Charles Quick

    Glass Milk Receiver

    I'm after a graduated glass milk receiver. Specific size not important as long as it has accurate markings, preferably with some sort of mounting cradle. Ideally within the Somerset/Taunton area. Thanks.
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Global markets waiting for today’s WASDE

    At 5pm today, the latest world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) are due to be released. After last week’s quarterly grain stocks, global markets have been awaiting the latest figures to steer old-crop prices. But, not much change is predicted by analysts. A small fall is...
  12. Laggard

    Copper on spring barley

    Going to give the 2-3 leaf spring barley 2litres/ha manganese, is it worth putting 0.25litre/ha copper in or is it too soon?
  13. S

    Bull Beef Shed Ideas

    Thinking of a new shed for 12 to 14 month bull beef finishers next year and wondered if any ideas on what you would do or do currently. I would be feeding ad-lib grain and ad-lib straw, so had wondered about an out of parlour feeder type units and then no need for a feed barrier. Or if I was to...
  14. steveR

    Restricions on calves?

    Thought I would ask this here for a bit more clarification. Herself has bought a few calves this week for the first time in ages, one to suckle on a cow who had a dead calf, and a few more for luck :-) Popped to Shrewsbury and then bought them from Drayton... What set me pondering was the low...
  15. B

    To cold for liquid fert?

    Our winter crops really need their N2 but the forecast is minus temps for the next 7 days and fairly windy. Today’s weather is suggesting 5 degrees and no wind so it’s good conditions. Shall we do it or will tomorrow’s frosts bite us in the backside?
  16. J

    Starting up sheep farming

    I am looking to start my own flock of sheep, possibly 100 How many acres would be needed? I am in the lowlands My partner is an arable farmer so is there any way sheep could benefit this?
  17. Hutchinsons News

    Understand biostimulants for best results this spring

    Understand biostimulants for best results this spring There are often mixed views about the value of biostimulants to arable crops, but work by leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons shows they can benefit wheat yields if the correct product is applied at the optimum time. Trials over several...
  18. F

    Combination maize drill

    Does anyone use or know how maize drilling works with a precision drill attached to power harrow. 4 rows on a 3 metre harrow?
  19. Yellow Trousers

    RPA claims site broken?

    I may be doing it all wrong but is anyone else experiencing problems? Specifically, I'm trying to change my cropping from last years (Spr Barley and Forage maize) to this year's (all W Wheat) but I've looked and there's no way I can do it Or is it just me?
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Crop conditions report shows domestic crops are doing well

    Today, we released the latest 2021/22 UK crop development report. This shows the condition rating of crops as at the end of March. Although there was some challenging weather during the 2020 autumn drilling campaign, it was nowhere near the disaster we saw in 2019. Over 90% of winter cereals...