1. Sid

    Are we heading for another dry spring?

    Blue skies again this morning, touch of frost and no rain for next day in forecast, some snow forecast for tomorrow. Drought, I mean extended dry period, sorry @Farmer Roy
  2. T

    Nightmare Beet Cultivations

    Got two fields due to come beet this year, nice black land but been under water all winter . Contractors have come in and reprofiled ditches , and under drained, finishing last week. Fields are now drying out fast, some areas are rock solid , some are rutted up to hell where drainage kit has...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Fendt 200 and 300 series tractors join partnership with Continental TractorMaster

    Written by William Kellett All new Fendt 200 and 300 series tractors will now be available with Continental TractorMaster tyres. The partnership between the two German manufacturers is a boost to the investment Continental has made to produce tyres with new technology at its dedicated...
  4. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
  5. LTH

    Will clover take well when direct drilled into permanent pasture.

    I was wanting to improve some of the permanent cow pastures and was wondering how well clover will take just direct drilled in, not the sort of field I want to turn over but would like to put more clover into it. Does it take well like this or not really?
  6. Ninjago

    Subsoiler for both arable and grassland

    What's the best subsoiler that i can use both on arable and grassland? What about an Opico Swardlifter with two sets of points?
  7. L

    Overseeding land poached by sheep

    Just taken ewes off land they have been on since december and its like a mud bath was thinking of overseeding as i want early silage i know the yield will be low. would the new grass if it takes effect preservation of silage as my experience of new reseeds and silage is poor.I have no doubt...
  8. J

    Am I mad to be contemplating a new combi drill?

    Considering bying a new 5m folding combi drill, have a 3m Claydon which I will keep but will swap the kuhn megant tine drill and ridged kuhn power harrow. I do run a 5m carrier for seedbed mainly. 2 difficult autumns, tine drill fine but you still have to work it with an extra set of wheelings...
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    Crop protection and soil health to take the ‘SPot-light’ at 2021 trials

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced the crop trials taking place at its four Strategic Potato (SPot) Farms during 2021. The four farms are located in Angus, North Lincolnshire, Herefordshire and Suffolk. The trials have been...
  10. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES) To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  11. MX7

    What cultivator (excluding Top Down types) do you use to "One Pass" cultivate Over wintered stubbles ready for drilling.

    I see a large estate near where I live are using an 8mtr wide cultivator to rip up overwintered stubble ready for drilling with their Vaderstaad drill. Up until now they have been using their Top Down, I think they must have at last realised they do not need to use a Top Down on thin...
  12. David.

    Spring linseed advice please.

    May end up with some this year, what variety stands/combines easily, etc? Imagine yield percentage is secondary to other factors perhaps, has linseed moved on any in 10yrs since I last had a fairly unsatisfying attempt at it?
  13. paul&mandy

    grassland slitters

    Do these actually do any good? We have a 6m set and plan to slit where some dirty water is being spread for starters. All pasture hammered by sheep all year. Just wondered if it lets it breathe a bit and let nutrients get to the roots with the millions of sheep feet compacting the very top layer..
  14. redsloe

    Rolling after spraying.

    How long after a manganese spray would be ok to roll? Sprayed 3 days ago, crop is reacting positively to the spray, if that's the case is it ok to now roll while there's a window?
  15. Ukjay

    The Right Timing.

    Hello, How do you now the right time to roll a pp paddock, as we need to get onto our to remove a lot of poaching and damage caused by the previous owners horses left out all weather. Tipped a trailer of muck two weeks ago, and the land carried the tractor ok - leaving relatively shallow...
  16. L

    opico grass harrow

    Can a 6 meter grass harrow be mounted on front links and be used by pushing it along if the blue harrow part are turned the opposite way. now i have front links wondered if i can harrow and roll in one pass as i have a 6 meter rolls. understand that harrowing can be a fast job and rolling...
  17. D

    Conspiracy theories

    Do conspiracy theories ever turn out to be true? There have been loads recently & people repeat them until, certain sectors actually beleive them. But was Elvis really working in a chip shop, back in 1986, 8 years after he died. Did Hitler retire to run a poultry farm in Argentina. Was...
  18. Greythundercloudys

    Field roller with spikes., watsons

    Has anyone got those types and do they help drainage, do they help the ground dry quicker
  19. Great In Grass

    Barenbrug more than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation

    With more than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation, meaning you'll be dealing with a company that understands grass, so you can rest easy with the knowledge that a quality product will be delivered for you. About Barenbrug UK HISTORY Established in the UK in 1983...
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    Versatile John Deere tractor and Michelin tyre combination boosts farm efficiency

    Written by William Kellett Investing in three identical John Deere 6250R tractors, capable of carrying out almost any task and equipped with the latest Michelin AxioBib 2 VF tyres to reduce soil compaction, has been key to improving operating efficiency for Bedfordshire-based Bedfordia Farms...