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...
Dry Spring highlights clever drill design
The Mzuri system is widely recognised as Europe’s principal one pass strip tillage system, unrivaled in cultivation, reconsolidation and seed placement accuracy. Ben Knight demonstrates why.
As Mzuri's farm manager and knowledge exchange officer, I...
Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland
The progress of digitalisation continues apace and is rapidly leaking beyond the boundaries of tractors and the control of operations to mechanical implements doing their own thing while the tractor merely pulls it along.
Over the last couple of years...
Does water running along the surface worry you? Pic below is in a place of the field that I would of said was dry under cultivation and I’ve no worries about being able to drill it in a few weeks time but just hate seeing it! That part of the field hasn’t got a modern drainage scheme installed...
Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland
Those people who are eagerly declaring the plough dead and gone have obviously not considered the ingenuity of research institutions such as ZALF (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research).
The research centre, based in north east Germany, has...
So - working with an organisation that has funding to do workshops for farmers/landowners in South East - looking at water quality/ soil management/ nature based solutions - nothing new in the topics now - but we want these workshops to be useful so - if you wanted a workshop that...
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...
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...
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...
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?
health and safety
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.
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 ?
Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire
Written by Rob Arden
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...
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...
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...