cover crop

  1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - David White

    Harvest 2021 roundup at Hawk Mill, an East Anglian perspective. September 2021 Today, the 2nd September we finished harvest 2021. We tried on several occasions over the past week but the continued dull weather with early morning drizzle has prevented us from crossing the finish line, but today...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Industrial Hemp - Understanding the Opportunity for UK farmers

    This article was “Written by Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, Nuffield Scholar 2021 Hemp, Cannabis with a low level of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has seen a global upsurge in interest in the last decade. This has been driven by the growing popularity of CBD as a food...
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright. Introduction There is a need to develop more resilient...
  4. Direct Driller Magazine

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus September 2021 I am currently bathing in post-harvest bliss. I haven’t actually been through our results in detail yet but I am aware of the general highs and lows. With twelve months of observation of what has looked good and what could have looked better, I am...
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  6. bluegreen

    Olly Blogs goes combining barley..............in December!!

    Olly is trying to double crop barley for a third season using his 8700 Lexion and rather smart 960TT Tractor
  7. H

    DD’ing spring beans in to a thick cover crop?

    I have a cover crop of oats, vetch and bit of radish and mustard. It’s knee high and a lot thicker than I was expecting (even using about 50% of the advised seed rate). General plan was to spray off about now then drill spring beans with a Rapid when conditions allow (probably late March as it’s...
  8. MX7

    Why are Velcourt not direct/zero drilling on a large scale?

    As above, as I thought they made themselves out to be a progressive farming business. :scratchhead:
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds

    Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds 327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement 1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Neil White

    Farmer Focus – Neil White 2021 has seen me, after 5 years, drill into cover crops for the first time. I had a big volunteer oat crop due to cutting wet oats at harvest, which I left into winter. Every cloud has a silver lining though as this then provided some winter grazing for a neighbour’s...
  11. S

    Carbon footprint /offset

    How are mixed farms planning to deal with this? If you are owner occupier there are more options I think like planting poorer ground with trees etc. What would you do as a tenant when all woods trees etc belong to the land owner estate etc. I am struggling to know what to do here 🤷🏻‍♂️
  12. CopperBeech

    Lamb fattening options

    Been offered more keep and trying to work out what to put where (or what to buy). One block was drilled as turnips but is mostly just leaf, the other is fodder beet, a good crop but a bit weedy so they can’t be arsed to lift it. Would they fatten lambs ? I have grazed plenty of fodder beet with...
  13. farmerofthenorth

    John deere 6155r

    We got a john deere 6155r at the end of the autumn there as the replacement for the 6930 we had it had done nearly 8500 hours and we wanted to upgrade the problem I have is that on the 6930 I got a bit of spare pto gard and put a grease gun in the right hand side so we permanently had a grease...
  14. Farmer Fin

    BASIS beet help

    Hi I am doing my BASIS and have no knowledge of beet. Could someone give me a copy of their typical spray programme? DM if you like. Thanks
  15. Chris F

    Sustainable Farming Incentive: how the scheme will work in 2022 2 December 2021

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive: what’s new, improved and coming in 2022 Today we published further information on the Sustainable Farming Incentive. You can find it, in full, on GOV.UK. In this post, I’ll share a summary of the things that are new, the things we’ve changed following feedback...
  16. Defra Farming

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive: what’s new, improved and coming in 2022

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive: what’s new, improved and coming in 2022 Written by Tom Lewis Today we published further information on the Sustainable Farming Incentive. You can find it, in full, on GOV.UK. In this post, I’ll share a summary of the things that are new, the things we’ve...
  17. Greythundercloudys

    New soil health payments.

    You guys going to get some payments for keeping soil healthy threw the winter.
  18. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  19. J

    Cambridge rolls to desiccate cover crops?

    What are peoples views and experiences on rolling cover crops to desicate them on a frost? We have a mix of Tillage radish, Lilla Phacellia and Ovidio Berseen Clover on some land going into spring crops. we drill using a Weaving Sabre tine and I am worried about having to much trash in the...
  20. BuskhillFarm

    Map for Direct Drilling

    Is there a map for where people do more direct drilling over ploughing? Moving on from the ploughing is bad thread, where is the cross over point. Is it only for the big south of England farms? Where is is dry and sunny and warm? I’m in Northern Ireland, it’s damp and mild all year around. I...
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