1. Farm Business RSS

    Samco CTS 1600 round bale chaser debuts at LAMMA

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business LAMMA will provide the launchpad for Samco’s new CTS 1600 round bale chaser, which enables 16 round bales to be picked up in as little as eight minutes. Collecting round bales is a time-consuming process, but the new CTS 1600 from Samco allows one...
  2. R


    Hi all, would any of you recommend radial tyres over cross ply, I have super Kings 12.4-28 on an fe35 for ploughing, ballast with water and have got on very well with them, I also have continental 280/85r28 radials on another tractor, they are 3inches lower in height, would it be worth changing...
  3. Laggard

    OSR deficiency

  4. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Clearing a maize crop grown ‘plastic free’

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland It was the desire to get away from planting under plastic that led Pat Kinsella to take a long hard look at the way in which he grew the maize for his beef finishing enterprise in Co. Wicklow. Pat feels strongly about filling his soil with plastic...
  5. S

    Dr Elaine Ingham/compost

    I've been dragged down a rabbit hole and wondered if anyone had already been? Her thoughts to me seem revolutionary but I've searched the forum and there's not a great deal of chatter about her ideas. Just wondering if there are any opinions or anyone seen any trial data?
  6. J

    Fertilizer replacement

    Just wondering what people are planning to do with soaring fertilizer prices anyone using any alternative
  7. Laggard

    2022 Sugar beet price not enough

    Spring barley @ £250/t looks a lot easier
  8. U

    Yellow patches in winter barley

    Question from a dairy farmer for you corn men WB drilled 10th sept after plough & combination into cracking seed bed Very quick & even germination. Reasonable amount of rain since but ground still "sound" Last couple of weeks sporadic patches of yellow appearing. Probably worse at ends. What...
  9. Hereward

    Spring tine or power harrow, which is best in wet soil?

    As the the title to cultivate in broadcast seed which is best in wet soil, Power harrow or a spring tine?
  10. Bossfarmer

    how much are you REDUCING N rates????

    With the current explosion in fert prices how much N is everyone putting on their Spring barley and wheat and how much do they plan to reduce it to this year? Spring barley 2020 139kg N/ha 2021 112kg N/ha wheat 2020 215kg N/ha 2021 175kg N/ha
  11. N

    Can increasing soil carbon also increase soil CO2 back into atmosphere?

    Finally decided to sit down and try and get my head around 'banking soil carbon' and the whole soil C sequestration thing. We are trying to increase soil organic matter (OM) levels for all the positive benefits that go with that - better soil structure, better drainage, better nutrient cycling...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields?

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields? Written by Lindsey Anderson, Humberto Blanco, Mary Drewnoski and Jim MacDonald, Published in CropWatch from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Separation of crop and livestock production can degrade soil and other natural...
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    Biomass wood pellet system compl

  15. Farm Business RSS

    Tyre technologies through the ages: Continental looks back on its history in agricultural tyres

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As it marks 150 years of tyre manufacturing, Continental is celebrating a rich heritage that included the first pneumatic application for tractors whilst championing future-proofing technology that pushes the boundaries of performance and efficiency...
  16. Agri Spec Solicitor

    Herbal Ley GS4

    We are late to the Mid Tier party but thinking of applying next year. If anyone has taken the herbal ley option and has a few years experience of working with it, then I would be pleased to know how you got on. We are on fairly heavy silt which can grow big crops from normal ryegrass mixtures...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  18. Surgery

    Ad plants , you can’t make it up

    Local plant produced too much gas and having to burn it off even thou there’s a shortage
  19. 7610 super q

    Sustainable farming.

    What is it ? I hear the phrase a lot, from DEFRA ministers, to well meaning numpties on my village FB page who've watched 3 episodes of Countryfile...... Traditional mixed farming ? Expensive no till drills, and trampling perfectly good grass into the ground ? Organic farming ? A mix of...
  20. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Why are crops usually better along the line of removed hedgerows decades later ?

    As per title, often see it in fields decades after the hedge was removed.