1. C

    Wearing parts for Claydon drill

    Recently purchased secondhand Claydon SR drill now needs new breaker leg shares (old ones are tungsten tipped) and A shares. Where’s the best place to get replacements ? Assuming genuine bourgault only ? Thanks
  2. B

    farming knowledge gone.

    As above all my forbears were farmers and so am i but my kids have chosen a different path . Absolutely nothing wrong with that but just thinking how easily the farming knowledge that gets past down over the years gets lost in the space of one generation , makes you think doesn't it ?
  3. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – A soil-first approach

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Changing his farming system meant changing his drill for an Oxfordshire farmer. CPM finds out what drove him to seek more versatility from his machinery. When you begin looking at the soil as the solution to tackling blackgrass, you start to unravel...
  4. W

    Luximo new grass weed herbicide
  5. Adeptandy

    Stubble rake

    Keep getting the urge to get a stubble rake, slugs have hit with a vengeance this year and one of the reasons for going DD 2 & 1/2 years ago was to help with BG. Been looking and they’re not cheap enough unless they’re really worth having. Current drill Weaving GD, do still have 6m short discs &...
  6. snarling bee

    Cereals - anything/anybody there? Worth going?

    As title. Spoke to a neighbour who said it was a bit 'dead'.
  7. Farm Classifieds

    Claydon Terrastar

    Claydon Terrastar Advert added by: Robert Kerr @Robert K Machinery Details Category: Tillage Cultivators Price: £11995 Condition: Used Description Claydon Terrastar 6.4m Low acreage from new Complete with depth wheels and rear harrow Road lighting...
  8. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  9. TWF

    Spring Barley Establishment by Vaderstad Seed Hawk

    We have gone back to using a tine drill to drill in the spring. Pic.1 19mm Point. Pic.2 Vaderstad Seed Hawk twin 12mm tine works more tilth. Pic.3 19mm Bogart point . Pic 4&5 Stepped fert front seed back tine. Two fingers bottom of furrow, four fingers top. Attachments IMG_1944.JPG 631.8 KB ·...
  10. T

    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I’ve got a problem with some spring barley drilled with a 750 into spring wheat stubble on March 30th. The barley has no go in it, it’s all got spindly leaves and no tillers and despite an 85% establishment it still hasn’t covered between the rows after emerging about a month ago. I’m not sure...
  11. 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...
  12. B

    Winter or spring barley?

    Specifically thinking about gross margin but also ability to smoother grass weeds. Any opinion please?
  13. Farmer mk1

    3m combi drilling

    Hi folks. Got some combi drilling todo for a new customer and wondering about how to price it. He wants a set price and is saying that he normally pays £25 an acre. I’ve told him fuel is ridiculous and parts are a lot of money now so it’s going to be more than that. Fields are 5-8 acre on a hill...
  14. Steevo

    KV Geospread Advice

    Is there any simple way to spread more on a piece you have already spread on? If I spread the headland at the wrong rate, then want to go back and top it up what am I best to do? Should I just start a new task, and do the extra rate….?
  15. Oldmacdonald

    Is there no money in small direct drills?

    All these fancy machines from Horsch, Kuhn, Horizon - great big trailed things with a 5 tonne hopper Does the technology not still work in a 3 metre, mounted version with 500kg hopper?
  16. CPM RSS

    Claydon continues exports to Ukraine

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Despite the devastating war and conflict, Claydon is continuing to export to Ukraine in a bid to supply and support farming customers. During the next few days, the latest shipment to leave the Claydon Yield-o-Meter factory in Suffolk will...
  17. Mark Hatton

    Hutchinsons Direct Driller Demo

  18. MX7

    What’s the difference between “Regenarative Farming” and traditional “Mixed Farming”?

    As above. I would have thought that the traditional mixed farming system ,utilising Grass leys for livestock, and then planting cereals into those leys is the same as regenerative farming :scratchhead: I am obviously missing something?? Is it the economics of the system , especially if one is...
  19. Alistair Nelson

    Andrew Ward's Drill Demo Day

    Anybody go? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Watching the first video on Youtube ground conditions looked testing with wet clay land and the soil pit actually filling with water overnight!! Interested to hear people who went thoughts? Cheers Alistair
  20. N

    fjd dynamics

    A friend is looking at autosteer for his tractor, how are people finding the fjd dynamics one