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  1. Agriland RSS

    Video: Plastic tines and power-saving with Strautmann Magnon

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland It was at the last Agritechnica that Strautmann launched its latest range of forage wagons, but has taken until this season for them to arrive in Ireland. Known as the Magnon series, the machines come with several new features, the most notable of...
  2. Hilly

    Silage

    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?
  3. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  4. D

    European floods

    Now Germany is hit along with neighbours. Its usually Spain that seems to get the worst floods alternating with desert type droughts. 65 people lost their lives, that is really bad. When we had the flooding that hit Sheffield, perhaps one or two deaths only. The countryside won't be reported...
  5. hally

    Front cultivation

    Got quite alot of stubbles to put back to grass this year. Just wanting to know what is the best type of front cultivator for loosening up soil on preparation for our erth direct drill on the back. Normally have never needed anything but we have had an odd poor result in the past we are putting...
  6. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57686365
  7. F

    Best tractor you owned

    What’s the best tractor you ever owned and reason. For me it’s a challenger 765. Bought by mistake in an online auction. While browsing thru auctions listing one morning at breakfast the wife asked if I was interested in buying it as I was looking over the pictures. My comment was it would be...
  8. bobk

    DEFRA Sustainable Farm Incentive

    Is it new , ELMS , CSS , or a combination , another scheme offering lots but producing naff all . :scratchhead:
  9. H

    Break crop for grass reseed.

    It's unproductive pp at the moment. One option would be to DD beans and use kerb, or grow a cover crop before drilling something in the spring to get 2 hits with glyphosate. There's going to be a load of seed waiting for an opportunity and probably creepy crawlies as well. I don't want to...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Pottinger announces the arrival of its new Jumbo

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Pottinger has been keeping itself busy over the last year or so and recently presented some major updates to its product lines. The big news is the arrival of the completely redesigned Jumbo forage wagon range that brings the machine quite a way...
  11. R

    Mustard cover crop advice

    Got a couple of fields which are lightish land and have just come out of growing lawn turf. I have sprayed them off and gone through with the Sumo to break the surface up to a depth of around 6 inch as was like concrete, and to prevent water pooling. I am planning on putting winter wheat in at...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Cover crops in the rotation will yield hidden benefits

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Experts are urging growers not to overlook the value of cover crops as they plan their crop rotations for the new season ahead. Dr. Will Hartley, an environmental science lecturer at Harper Adams University, points to a whole host of productivity, soil...
  13. tomildinio

    Sunflower safe herbicides

    Pre emerge didn't work of pdm as was too dry. Too hot and dry for kerb and that didn't work. Now have a lovely crop of fat hen, sow thistle, chickweed and knotweed. Graminicides are OK but need something for broadleaves. Was reading in Canada they us salsa, the osr herbicide? Anyone any ideas...
  14. Arable Scotland

    Arable Scotland: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops

    Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops 29th June 4 -5 pm Led by: Tracy Valentine (James Hutton Institute). Join us for a virtual Arable Conversation 4-5pm with Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons)...
  15. DairyGrazing

    Maize fertiliser plan.

    How are people doing with their maize fertiliser? Type timing and total please. Have done it differently the last few years due to circumstance not plan. Always drill 25 units with the seed but have been an additional 25-75 units either trop dressing at 18 inches high or working it into the...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Michelin spreads its range of VF trailer tyres

    Written by Justin Roberts Michelin is adding further to its range of tyres which feature very high flexion (VF) properties. The latest TrailXBib tyres expands the availability of agricultural tyres suitable for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers with the addition of seven new sizes...
  17. paul&mandy

    hedge removal

    Had a customer remove a road hedge, its about 100m, had a few cars through it but its still a hedge, surely thats totally illegal pulling it out with a 360 but during nesting season is an even bigger big no no... I had a message to bring the hedge cutter to wack back some other before we fence...
  18. W

    Inter Row Hoe

    How many people are using a hoe ? Has it worked for you? Is it the future for all crops , I know the vegetable growers have been through the pain of losing chemicals ?
  19. P

    Direct drill

    Hi new farming forum. I have a mixed farm with about 300acres of arable. I’m looking to buying a second hand direct drill for a 150hp tractor. I seen the old blue and yellow Claydons for sale. Are these worth looking at. Or what other drills are there for 150hp can pull.
  20. A

    BE3 - Management of Hedgrows

    OK, we've got a small hobby farm of about 15 hectares in a SDA area and all the land is used to make hay, a neighbour grazes his sheep on the land for a few months max a year. We used to be in one of the environmental schemes which ended a year or so ago and have been looking at the Countrywide...
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