compaction

  1. P

    Changing to no till on 300 acres

    We are looking to move down the regen route, mob grazing and no till, we have around 300 acres of arable (decent ground thats been pretty much spring barley and winter wheat for years) that we are looking to direct drill after a cover crop next year, there is another part of the farm that when I...
  2. Headless chicken

    Could a lorry be an Agriculutral vehicle?

    On the look out for a water bowser and or a slurry tanker…… can buy a sensible looking rigid lorry for sub 10k which is competitive with the above. Any idea if it can be reclassified? Wouldn’t be going more than 5 miles from base. Don’t fancy the cost of inspections and Trainning if it can be helped
  3. MX7

    Question for those of you contract farm , farms, estates etc.

    As we are now farming in times of very high input prices but hopefully high out prices, how are most of the farmers/ landowners reacting to the situation. Are they saying no problem I have the financial resources,(not necessarily from farming) so Lets carry on as before, OR are some saying I...
  4. K

    Success of direct drilling in long term.

    Having used a Dale drill successfully for 20 years of notillage leaving all straw chopped on the surface with a mix of autumn and spring sown cash crops . I have come to the conclusion that a notillage idealist approach is maybe not the answer and we have to be flexible to aerating the soil...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    New Bobcat Products at LAMMA – Telehandlers & Much More

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As well as Bobcat’s new generation R-Series agricultural telehandlers, visitors to the LAMMA show on 4-5 May 2022 will be able to see new light compaction machinery and some of the latest tool carriers and attachment products on the company’s stand (Hall...
  6. le bon paysan

    1st time with peas

    As the title suggests, trying peas for animal protein. Does planting at 6 or 12 inch rows make any difference?
  7. nick...

    Any ideas on this

    Took the pic today when putting fertiliser on barley.on left side of pic was rape that failed 2 years ago and never got wheat in after that due to wet and soil is thin yellow clay.it was disced periodically to keep weeds down.centre triangle was ploughed intending to drill wheat but too wet so...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Shorter chopping with latest Pottinger Jumbo

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Chopping forage into shorter lengths is generally considered a good thing, certainly when it comes to promoting a quick fermentation and greater consolidation in the clamp. Substantial reduction of material length has always been considered the preserve...
  9. Hutchinsons News

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons urges growers to think...
  10. Hutchinsons News

    Now is the time to establish summer cover for soil health

    Now is the time to establish summer cover for soil health The next few weeks are the ideal time to establish a summer cover crop mix on uncropped land requiring improvements to soil structure and health after last winter. Short-duration summer cover crops, such as the new seed mixes available...
  11. Hutchinsons News

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest With the recent challenging wet weather in many areas of the country, farmers should consider what can be done to make their soils more resilient for the years ahead, says Matthew Hyslop, Hutchinsons agronomist, based in Angus and Perthshire...
  12. Hutchinsons News

    Exciting precision technology developments in Omnia unveiled at CropTec

    Exciting precision technology developments in Omnia unveiled at CropTec One of the main sticking points with precision farming has always been moving data from one system or machine to another one. However, with the Omnia Precision Agronomy system this is about to get easier than ever before...
  13. Hutchinsons News

    New Mapping System A Game Changer

    New Mapping System A Game Changer What is being described as a “game changing” soil mapping service, is being launched to UK growers. Hutchinsons' TerraMap is said to revolutionise the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK setting a new standard for accuracy in...
  14. Corteva Updates

    Attention to detail fundamental to growing maize well

    Attention to detail fundamental to growing maize well Maize is not the easiest crop to grow well in our temperate and unpredictable climate. But the popularity of this high-yielding crop has increased in recent times with advances in plant breeding supporting the needs of dairy farmers all...
  15. CHAPs News

    Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The Rise of the Digital Farm

    Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The Rise of the Digital Farm Five years ago, when people started talking about Digital Farming and Big Data, most were not sure what this was or how it related to field base crop production. Since then, writes Keith Norman, the speed of technical...
  16. Cope Seeds News

    Soil health benefits of herbal ley mixtures

    Soil health benefits of herbal ley mixtures The use of herbal leys within an integrated farming system can enable farmers to reduce input expenditure and improve soil health. Herbal leys have become more popular in recent years, although farmers have actually been planting grasses and pasture...
  17. Cope Seeds News

    New herbal ley mixture for improved soil health

    New herbal ley mixture for improved soil health A new herbal mixture is being launched to the market to meet the growing need to improve soil health on farms. The herbal mixture has been formulated by seed and grain specialist, Cope Seeds, which, in addition to Hybrid and Perennial Ryegrass...
  18. Agrovista News

    Unlocking gypsumâs soil health benefits

    Unlocking gypsumâs soil health benefits Applying gypsum in liquid form could prove especially beneficial to help relieve soil compaction ahead of the autumn sowing programme. It’s been a tough season for soils. Many fields were drilled in less-than-ideal conditions, often after abandoned...
  19. Agrovista News

    Cover crops improve spring drilling conditions

    Cover crops improve spring drilling conditions Early season trial results show the benefits that cover crops have on spring drilling conditions and overall soil health. The trial is part of Agrovista’s Project Lamport site – a replicated research project that investigates the impact of...
  20. Agrovista News

    Agrovista ramps up soil studies at flagship trials site

    Agrovista ramps up soil studies at flagship trials site Agrovista has extended its Project Lamport flagship trials in Northamptonshire with an increasing focus on soil health to help growers overcome blackgrass and grow more profitable cereal crops Project Lamport was set up in 2013 to...
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