break crop

  1. ffukedfarmer

    Permanent pasture to winter barley - cover crop?

    I’ve got an unproductive field of grass that’s mainly meadow brome. The plan was to hay it this year but with it being so dry I can’t see there being anything there worth mowing. I’m still an amateur to growing cereals and a cover crop virgin so be gentle… I’m thinking: Burn off the grass in...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Goodyear finds alternative to oil-based rubber

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Tyres are made of rubber and rubber comes from trees, and so it might be thought that they are one of lesser culprits when it comes to environmental concerns about the manufacture and use of machinery. Unfortunately, it is not quite as clear cut as...
  3. snarling bee

    My direct drill and cultivation trial 2022

    I have split a heavy clay field into 4. Direct drill, shallow cultivation, Plough and shallow discs with low disturbance to 200mm. This is the first year. 5th winter wheat, straw removed, FYM and compost applied April 2021 in previous crop. Unfortunately the grass weeds seem to have suddenly got...
  4. Cmoran

    Stitching with grass harrow

    I’ve bought a 6m grass harrow with apv air seeder and I’m wondering what is best method for stitching in grass,clover,rape etc?? Should I burn off or will bare pasture do? Does it need to be rolled asap?
  5. T

    How’s your supermarket

    Ok so i nipped to the shops today for the wife, one whole area was missing and had been replaced with wallpaper shelves and all the veg was Spanish - and very dirty ??? , hang in there boys we might just be respected yet !
  6. Yale

    Is it time to look again at Nicotinoid dressings to control flea beetle.

    With the massive issue of cooking oil supply world wide would it be prudent for the government to at least scrutinise any data since the ban to see if there is a genuine argument for the reintroduction of this seed dressing. Surely this is an emergency measure which could be introduced which...
  7. Granite Farmer

    Fastest growing forage crop?

    I have a field that has had cattle out wintered on it. I would like to reseed it in the Autumn. So i would like something growing in there in the meantime that can be grazed. TIA James
  8. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland April is here and in just a few short weeks the farm mower will once again be busy on the silage fields, so now is the time to freshen it up or maybe consider investing in a new machine altogether. If you are looking to replace the existing machine, then...
  9. G

    Growing Sunflowers in Kent

    Hi everyone, new to the forum so let me know if this is the wrong place to post this. I've started working with a local farmer and we are planning on growing a trial crop of sunflowers down in Kent. We have 5 acres that we have dedicated to it this year. We want to know the specifications...
  10. R

    Wheat in AB15

    As above, got a lot of wheat volunteers in the first spring of AB15, agronomist is convinced regular topping won’t sort them, and thus not going to make much of a break crop. I’m thinking/hoping they won’t survive through to next year. Anyone experienced anything similar in the past ?
  11. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Reduce reliance on purchased feeds

    With input costs skyrocketing, looking at alternative home-grown protein sources, such as combinable crops and grass mixes, could help bolster ruminant rations while reducing the reliance on purchased feeds. Csaba Adamik, regional business manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition in Scotland...
  12. D

    Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

    With input price inflation high, is anybody considering suspending production for a year?
  13. Kevtherev


    Evening all I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men. Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix. Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems. Establishment methods/grazing management etc
  14. P

    Changing to no till on 300 acres

    We are looking to move down the regen route, mob grazing and no till, we have around 300 acres of arable (decent ground thats been pretty much spring barley and winter wheat for years) that we are looking to direct drill after a cover crop next year, there is another part of the farm that when I...
  15. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Yield form a spring sown grass ley

    Due to some last minute complications with the arable crop rotation, I am considering growing a short term ley on 14 acres. I know it is extremely variable, but what kind of baled silage yield could I expect from it if I drilled it now and cut it in say early July ? Looking at the Barrenborg...
  16. Alias

    Summer brassica break crop

    We have half a field, about 5 acres, which stock don’t eat well. We ploughed and reseeded the other side a few years back and they always eat this first, but drains are too near surface to plough this half. We’ve overseeded meadows and this has worked well, but not much success with pastures...
  17. CPM RSS

    Pulse Progress – More from beans

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Beans are often treated as the poor relation when it comes to the care lavished upon them. CPM explores how the Bean Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) is providing insights into how a more scientific approach to the crop could reap rewards. We’re...
  18. B

    Will Very High Input Costs, Cause A Drop In Production?

    Well the story of the dairy farmer, in the AG press the other day has for him? my view is that alot of farmers will not buy fertilizer at the currant prices and many might take the view, such as in the beef industry, just cash in the cows, why bother to make sliage, hay etc etc etc, with all...
  19. CPM RSS

    Navigating the maize

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Maize is an appealing alternative break crop, especially with the expanding anaerobic digestion market, but just driving for yield can mean missing important management and agronomy. CPM explores how to manage it for the best returns. Getting...
  20. Flat 10

    Crops after belkar?

    I have read the label. 120 days for cereals and maize. a year for all other crops. Anybody else risked it/ got away with it with any crops? I guess it's the picloram that's the problem rather than the Arylex?