cover crops

  1. Agriland RSS

    Organic fertilisers found to reduce risk of foodborne pathogens on arable crops

    Written by Rachel Martin Research carried out in the U.S. has found that manure does not promote pathogen survival – and may even promote bacterial communities that suppress pathogens. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, follows other research...
  2. D

    How late glyphosate before crop emergence?

    Anybody any experience of applying glyphosate post drilling and had a problem due to it catching the emerging crop? I have done a couple of acres of beet as a trial just before the seedlings break through the surface in a particularly weedy patch so I guess I’ll soon know but just wondered if...
  3. Alistair Nelson

    Now there’s a drill for somebody! Now here is a drill for somebody the ultimate 750a
  4. W


    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  5. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – The might of the microbe

    Written by cpm Download PDF From the AD unit to the soils, every operation for one Oxon grower revolves around ensuring there’s a thriving community of micro-organisms working hard to produce goodness in a low carbon system. CPM explores. By Tom Allen-Stevens At the back of the spray shed there...
  6. E

    Broadcast cover crop into standing crop 36m

    Just wondering if anyone is successful in broadcasting cover crops into standing crop pre harvest. We are at 36m, is anyone doing it at that width, and also has it proved a successful method of establishment? Cheers
  7. Wheat

    Hares and crop damage, does it happen?

    I was surprised to read this article from the GWCT that states the reason they are not supportive of a closed season for shooting hares is that farmers need to shoot hares to protect their crops from damage, and a closed season would force shooting of hares into the winter months before actual...
  8. KUHN Farm Machinery (UK)


    KUHN TILLER DEVELOPED FOR COVER CROP INCORPORATION KUHN Farm Machinery has launched a shallow soil cultivator designed specifically for the mechanical breakdown and incorporation into soils of cover crops, other plant residues and organic manures. The EL Biomulch is a development within KUHN’s...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Environmental and biodiversity funding available for farmers in the Midlands

    Written by John Swire The annual Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) now will provide a greater window of support to farmers, after a year of unprecedented challenges in the agricultural community. This extended window is now offering match funding of up to £10,000 for farm...
  10. J

    Spring drilling 2021

    Have I missed this thread or has no one started? Mucked 2 weeks ago. Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today. Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes: This is for spring barley. How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
  11. Hawkes

    RSPB . Farmers will be like burglars being paid not to steal things.

    From todays Western Morning News.
  12. Hutchinsons News

    Soil mapping helps drive efficiency for hop and apple grower

    Soil mapping helps drive efficiency for hop and apple grower Digital mapping systems in horticultural crops, particularly top fruit and hops, are not yet as widely used as in broad-acre arable crops, but more growers are realising the potential benefits for improving consistency, yield and...
  13. Jerry

    Mud in road......complaint!

    I’ve had a call this morning from the council, some one has complained about mud on road after hauling some digestate and three spreaders went along a lane this morning at about 10:30am Said I’d go look and report back and when there bumped into the plaintiff, the manager of the golf course...
  14. unlacedgecko

    Stubble Turnip Land Wanted NE Lincolnshire

    As above, I’m looking for stubble turnips for this coming autumn/winter. Anywhere north of Lincoln to the coast considered. After 200ha, ideally in 1 block. I’d like to establish crop in late July/early August. I do all fencing shepherding etc. Land clear of sheep and fences by 1 Mar. PM...
  15. Kevtherev

    Farming & Conservation

    With all the talk on the re wilding thread about releasing large predators (which I do not agree with) we need to educate the masses how farming and wildlife can coexist in perfect balance. Just look at the masses of work a lot of farmers and landowners are doing sometimes at no economic benefit...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Crop protection and soil health to take the ‘SPot-light’ at 2021 trials

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced the crop trials taking place at its four Strategic Potato (SPot) Farms during 2021. The four farms are located in Angus, North Lincolnshire, Herefordshire and Suffolk. The trials have been...
  17. G

    Lynx and wolves could return to England as rewilding task force set up by PM Honestly I think long term this would be a good thing, apex predators are vital for the ecosystem, Yellowstone national park was made vastly more healthy when they...
  18. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES) To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  19. P

    Beekeepers looking for sites and farmers looking for bees

    Hi, it was suggested on another thread that it would be good to be able to link bee keepers and landowners/farmers together to provide more opportunities for bees to be sited on farms that support beekeeping and that this was the best section for it. I know many beekeepers dont move in...
  20. J

    Direct drill demonstrations.

    The market for these drills seems limited. A few leading manufacturers have dealerships for their brands. They still don’t seem to have demonstrators. The smaller producers don’t advertise if they want to try show their wares off. I know the groundswell show has them but anything works in...