1. H

    Merlo Multifarmer

    Done a forum search and there’s very little discussion on these machines. On paper they look handy to me as were looking for another loader but seeing a few multi farmers on the market used at what looks like decent money I’m wondering if it’s an option. It would be around 10 years old with...
  2. B

    Spring barley into stubble turnips

    We tried DD for the first time last some to put some turnip/forage rape mix into winter barley stubble, tried two different drills and both seemed to have worked well. Have been wondering about planting some of the following spring barley into the turnip land with a simtech drill, is there...
  3. moretimeforgolf

    Low disturbance subsoiler?

    Is there any need for a low disturbance subsoiler in a no-till situation? I have a 'high' disturbance machine which I rarely use because it then requires further cultivation to level off afterwards. The reason for the question is that I've applied for a grant under the latest scheme - £2804...
  4. daveydiesel1

    Trailer weights

    Was told today that its comin in that maximum weight that can be towed behind a tractor is gonna be 18t? Can any1 verify this or is this old news? Thatl put all the big slurry yokes off the road. Presumably anything much over 2000 gallon would be overweight or mabe 2000 gallon will be overweight?
  5. C

    With P & K fert prices is it worth baling straw

    Question the agronomist brought up yesterday With a 0:24:24 ish type blend at c£475 Is it worth baling or should we chop chop chop
  6. Timbo

    Too soon for chain harrowing?

    Given the dry mild weather.. anyone cracked on yet ??
  7. M

    New Cambridge Rolls

    Looking for a new set of Cambridge Rolls. 12metres wide. Fairly heavy with breaker rings. Currently looking at and getting quotes for Dal-bo, Cousins and He-va. Any others worth looking at? Any issues with the brands I’ve mentioned? Not a huge amount of road work to do.
  8. its.... only me

    Flotation grain trailer tyres.

    Thinking of put our old Marston 14t. grain trailer on flotation tyres. Want radials & seem to recall someone saying that a certain type didn't ride as well as some - would it be a cross-ply & is a 550 wide tyre a cross-ply only ?
  9. Defra Farming

    Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire

    Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire Written by Rob Arden Farm Facts Farm: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire Size and type of farm: 486 hectare tenanted arable farm Farmed by: Ian and Fiona Waller Main enterprises: Milling wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans with a small...
  10. Sprayer 1

    Is concrete tax deductible?

    The way I read it, you can't put ready mix concrete against tax, but if you buy cement, sand and grave and mix it yourself , you can. Is this correct?
  11. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  12. roseshep

    Cover crops for sheep on an arable farm

    We're putting in more cover crops this year to carry all sheep on over winter 700 2th/4th and 600/700 REL. This winter we have been grazing stubble turnips with one mob of REL and then cover crop for the other mob of REL. Cover crops made up of: Vetch, tillage radish, rye, volunteer cereals and...
  13. NeepClatter

    Claydon after tatties. Advice

    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...
  14. stablegirl

    Which 5 furrow plough?

    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...
  15. A

    Not dribbling N down the tramlines.

    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...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: New chapter for gantry farming from Nexat

    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...
  17. D

    AHDB can feck right off.

    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...
  18. R

    Anglian Water Pipeline

    Anyone else got the joy of Anglian water putting a new water pipeline through their farm , its running from Grantham to Colchester . They want to start digging trial trenches this month!
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Challenging autumn weather underlines the need to tailor crop establishment approach to prevailing conditions

    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...
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    Using yield monitor data and satellite imagery to inform precision management

    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...