cover crop

  1. SIABOD50

    cover crop drill

    Looking to drill cover crop on ploughing in spring, and another in stubble in summer, is there a one fits all solution ?
  2. 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...
  3. MX7

    Have you learnt how to control slugs ?

    Some of you have been direct drilling /zero tilling for many years now. So how do you control slugs?
  4. S

    Cover crops and glyphosate

    Hi, Im a beginner in covercropping and conservation ag, and i wonder if anyone have any thoughts/experiments on running glyphosate in the spring vs the ordinary fall application? I know there will be less time (we have quite a short season in Norway), but other then that - blackgrass control etc?
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Why producing a microbial inoculant with a Johnson-Su bioreactor could increase productivity on regenerative farms

    Johnson-Su bioreactors have become all the rage on some regenerative farms. But what are they and how do you use them? Written By Mike Abram If first lockdown was all about building a firepit from spare discs, last autumn saw a surge in the construction of Johnson-Su bioreactors being...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Rob Raven

    The phrase “Regenerative agriculture” is a relative newcomer to our collective vocabulary, and although it roughly describes the type of farming I attempt to practice, it is not a phrase that sits easily with me, as it is so vulnerable to being hijacked by special interest groups, and can mean...
  7. 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...
  8. CPM RSS

    Tillage Live – Talking tillage

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Tillage-Live returned to its Gloucestershire home this year, following a COVID-related postponement in 2020. CPM was there. Continued development has helped it to continue to fit the requirements of modern farming. By Charlotte...
  9. J

    Has anyone planted Beans and Maize together?

    Interested in this concept. We only plant around 20ha a year for forage, and I saw something about inter cropping beans into maize and the beans climb up the maize stalk. Whether it would work or not would be the question, higher protein would be one good thing, something that Maize severely...
  10. G

    Starting to get worried about the wet weather ?

    Here in my part of Yorkshire it is raining every day, im starting to get worried about getting drilled up this autumn again .Hows everyone else doing ?
  11. Clive

    Red Tractor liars

    This is beyond belief, how can they get away with lying like this ? Can any farmer be in doubt that we need some serious action here where is their London office and who has a muck spreader ? they seem to like bullsh*t !
  12. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  13. westwood

    Grazing Mustard

    Can I graze a mustard cover crop with my suckler herd? It was broadcast onto a grass field and then rolled at the beginning of August
  14. jacobl741

    Sowing a cover crop

    Talking to my grandad earlier, he mentioned back in the day when he was short of land he would sow a cover crop with the grass (barley) so that he was getting as much silage as he could. At the time he was direct chopping and he said the cows loved it and did well on it. Wondering if anyone on...
  15. W

    Free grazing

    Isn’t really anywhere to post this but I’m thinking I might offer out 70 acres of mustard cover to graze in January. No charge but also no labour input from us. It’s a 60ac piece with a central pond for water and then a 10ac piece with no water. There’s no fencing so you will need to electric...
  16. britt

    No till spring beans

    Is anybody doing any good with notill spring beans ? I had a good crop about 6 years ago, but done no good since. There always seems to be a reason, wet spring late sowing, dry spring after drilling, too shallow because the discs were too worn etc. A friend that ploughs before drilling often...
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. diesel1

    Fallow land and bps

    I have 200 acres of arable land, taking a year rest from growing crops, if I fallow the 200acres can I still claim bps on the whole 200 acres?