compaction

  1. C

    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  2. S

    Organic Rotation Ideas for Finishing Suckler Calves

    Afternoon All, We're exploring changing our system from conventional to organic and wanted to get some advice on organic rotations. We're looking to dedicate all our arable land (light chalk) to produce organic feed for finishing our suckler Angus X calves. Current thoughts are for a 9-year...
  3. CPM RSS

    Tech Talk – Making the most of nutrients

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Sulphur can be the limiting factor in many soils when it comes to plant growth and nutrient uptake. Autumn-applied Polysulphate could help crop plants become more efficient. CPM finds out more. Growth is dictated not by total resources available...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Crop establishment – there is no room for error

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Potash Development Association (PDA) has highlighted the importance of getting both soil structure and chemistry right now, when it comes to determining crop establishment rates and the final yields delivered by winter cereals. Soils should be...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Don’t be seduced by the looks

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Making a proper assessment of maize crop maturity, rather than just going by date or the look of the crop, will be essential if the best forage is to be produced this autumn – according to Tim Richmond from LG Seeds. The combination of a disrupted...
  6. C

    Catch Crop

    How late can we sow a catch crop before Winter wheat is sown ? Late harvest prevented us from being able to establish earlier but want to do something to rectify damaged soil after last years wet drilling conditions.
  7. Agriland RSS

    Harvest checklist launched to help farmers capitalise on sustainability of maize

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With the drive to farm sustainably, be sure to capitalise on the excellent potential in this year’s forage maize crops as a high-energy, home-grown feed for dairy cows. You can do this by minimising nutrient losses and wastage when turning maize crops...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Pottinger updates its Impress baler range

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland It was five years ago that Pottinger introduced its very own range of Impress round balers. These were developed completely in-house and comprised two series, one of the fixed chamber type, and the other variable. The company has now given the whole...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – Kuhn split plunger baler in operation

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Getting as much material as possible into a defined space is the goal of all baler manufacturers, and Kuhn has taken a novel route in the design of its top of the range square baler in a bid to achieve this. The company quietly introduced the high...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Perfect tyre pressure at the push of a button

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A new fully integrated tyre pressure control system for John Deere 8R Series tractors equipped with independent link suspension (ILS) can now be ordered ex-factory. Using an on-board compressor, this John Deere manufactured system allows the tractor...
  11. redsloe

    Rolling grass seeds.

    Just finished drilling grass seeds in the rain, can't roll them in now but supposed to be drier next week so how long can I leave them until I roll, would a week be a bit dodgy?
  12. Agriland RSS

    John Deere promotes rapid tyre inflation and deflation

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Matching a tractor’s tyre pressure to the job in hand was always a task which was observed more in the word than the deed. However, with the advent of central tyre inflation systems (CTIS), this rather bothersome task is less easily overlooked. John...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Harvest checklist launched to help farmers capitalise on sustainability of maize

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With the drive to farm sustainably, be sure to capitalise on the excellent potential in this year’s forage maize crops as a high-energy, home-grown feed for dairy cows. Do this by minimising nutrient losses and wastage when turning maize crops into...
  14. Flintstone

    Suggestions please

    I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe. if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend? Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please). 215 hp. Good trash capabilities. At least...
  15. Sid

    John deere 8RX

    Popped in to see son at work for Stuarts contracting at Exeter, driving John Deere 8RX 370 10 leg sumo Amazone fender 2200 drilling rape. Says its only one 8RX in the SW Pretty easy to drive so he even let me have a go......its still in one piece!
  16. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – Tanco’s trailed mowers in operation

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Tanco has been busily making farm machinery for over 50 years at its home base in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, the Republic of Ireland. The company is best known for its range of bale wrappers, but back in 2019 it quietly moved into the mower market. When...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Continental adds 2 more sizes to VF CombineMaster agricultural tyre range

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Continental has added two additional sizes to the VF CombineMaster agricultural tyre portfolio. Following the successful uptake of the first three sizes since the launch in 2020, the 620/70R26 and 750/65R26 sizes have been added to complement the range...
  18. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Maize silage ensiling tips

    Along with using a Magniva crop and condition-specific inoculant, making sure you pay attention to detail when ensiling can help maintain a high-quality forage throughout the storage period. Kernel processing Kernel processing evaluation When ensiling forage maize, it is important that the...
  19. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  20. young-entrepreneur

    Common farm problems to solve via tech/app

    Hey!!! I am a young enterpreneur/software engineer. I am doing a research in farming, finding ideas and asking opinions from more people in the field. Which common issues/problems farmers facing and what could be useful to solve by creating/building an app or platform. It could be potentially an...
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