1. Wigeon

    Undersowin for dummies

    Planning on some spring barley and I've got a bit of odds and sods of small seed, and I'm thinking I might undersow it. However, i would welcome the advice of the wise, as my only previous attempt was not a complete success... Seed will be mainly white clover, but also have some berseem...
  2. Dkb

    Leafy turnip flowering

    I had to sow a 25% leafy turnip 75% rape for an environmental scheme. This is now being grazed off by store lambs but today just noticed that the leafy turnip is beginning to flower Is this poisonous? I’ve heard that it is
  3. T

    2019 Beet area

    What are beet growers doing area wise this upcoming year? I hear many are cutting back considerably?
  4. N

    how long before we're all organic?

    New head of Natural England and the man who will provide most subsidy and direction to farmers post BPS and post-Brexit is a Friends-of-the-Earth and WWF fanatic. He and the Urbanites will only pay for picture-postcard farming with soundbites such as 'organic'. surely cant be long before...
  5. D

    Will fodder beet still be grown?

    With the loss of seed dressing & most foliar sprays for aphids. British sugar is expecting as much as 50% of yeild could be lost to virus yellows. So fodder beet could be uneconomic. Swedes have similar problems, although not quite so severe. May need spraying every 7 days for first month...
  6. Grower Tesque

    Certified vs. FSS

    How much can be saved? Assuming same dressings used and royalties paid. Whenever I've looked into it the saving seem minimal, what are others opinions?
  7. R


    Hi new to the forum but looking for some help. I am an organic tillage farmer with a smallish problem with charlock!! The combcut machine looks good for it but does anyone have one or info. Thanks
  8. H

    Grain cleaner using Kongskilde blower

    Made a zigzag sorter from 1.5mm galvanised sheet to clean some grain. We had a farmking rotor sorter but the weld mesh sieves gave up and it never did a great job in any case. The grain blower pulls the light stuff through and lets the clean heavier grain fall through the zigzag sorter...
  9. C

    Weaving GD user thread

    Thought it would be useful to gain some knowledge from other weaving GD users out there to share experiences / problems / solutions. I'll start.....anyone else had problems with blocked coulters? I've had a lot. It's been on the wetter side of ideal, but still good drilling conditions. It's got...
  10. Penmoel

    Today at work

    Just mentioned in Agricultural Matters it might be interesting if everyone just took a picture today of what you were doing, however mundane it maybe, would show the variety of work carried out, will start tomorrow.