Amateur farmer here, making plans for this year, will be putting the new Claydon (3MF mounted/no front discs) in after fields rented out for tatties and peas, will be drilling WW .Will it go straight in or should I be looking at mounting something on the front linkage that can do a bit...
Large mixed dairy farm, using the plough to prep seedbed for wheat, maize and grass.
Have had 2 kverneland, a 4 then a 5, with a 200 headstock, kind of looking for another kv, but both have had a bit of bother with the valve block, and don't like the fact the variwidth had no grease points...
About 7 or 8 years ago I picked up a leaflet at either Cereals or Lamma (which may or may not have been produced by Omex). It gave the usual reasons why switching to the use of liquid had advantages over the use of solid N, such as no bags to dispose of, accurate dressing up to the outer edge of...
Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland
The only gold medal awarded in the 2021 DLG Innovation Awards went to a relatively obscure German company by the name of Nexat for its reiteration of gantry farming.
This company was formed in 2013 with the sole purpose of developing what it describes...
We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media.
Well, that's not happening.
WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
Written by Jeff Claydon
Establishing winter wheat on the Claydon farm during October with the new 6m Claydon Evolution 6 mounted drill.
Despite a stop-start harvest and the very changeable weather which followed, Suffolk farmer Jeff Claydon was able to establish all the planned area of...
With so much data captured on farm, making it useful can be like unlocking Pandora’s box. Researchers from Rothamsted Research – Kirsty Hassall, Alice Milne and Andy Whitmore – share how yield and satellite data can help with precision management in potato crops.
Modern technology allows...
Both cover crops and low-disturbance drilling are often seen as an easy way to improve soil health and performance while also offering an opportunity to cut fixed costs. Where the transition is managed well, it can be very worthwhile but in other cases, the journey to drilling nirvana can be a...
The 8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
The Future of Farming: Profitable and Sustainable Farming with Conservation Agriculture
Held virtually in June 2021 in Switzerland and attended by 783 participants from farmer associations, international organisations, scientific...
What do you read?
If you are like us, then you don’t know where to start when it comes to other reading apart from farming magazines. However, there is so much information out there that can help us understand our businesses, farm better and understand the position of non-farmers.
Didn’t want to hijack the other thread currently running but I’m thinking about the opposite and running 2 combines instead of 1.
Currently cutting 700 acres with an 11 plate NH CX8070 with 25ft cut, and a range of cropping from winter OSR and winter barley, winter wheat and spring beans.
Changes in weather patterns are just one of many challenges farming is facing. John Deere is investing huge resources into solving these challenges. Three core technologies are shaping the future: Electrification, Automation to Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence
If one has two combines, 30ft and 25ft cut(55ft total) and they both travel at approximately the same speed, and one decides to replace the two with one 39ft 4”cut machine ,how much faster , in percentage terms will the one combine have to go to cut the same area as the two combines in a day...
Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis
Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright.
There is a need to develop more resilient...
Drilled some wheat after grass (ploughed, cultipress, drilled with Rapid) and about 30-50% of it hasn’t germinated, it’s just sat there and swollen up, looks like it’s rotting. Any ideas why or what may have caused it??
The headland, which was drilled last, looks a lot better that the middle...
Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds
327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay
The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement
1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest
When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...