cover crops

  1. T

    Carbon emissions ??

    Do you think as time goes on each farm business will have to account for its carbon emissions in the form of tractor and equipment emissions as well as livestock and also that what is released by cultivations etc . At the moment looking at GENTLE FARMING'S system to start to get my head...
  2. Daniel

    Arable farmers, is it essential that……

    When you get your Lexion out of the shed you have to state something portentous on Twitter such as: ‘Winter barley is a go’ A go? What is this mangling of the language? The correct phrase surely, is something like ‘harvest has commenced’ Alternatively: ‘The barley isn’t quite fit but we’re...
  3. Hutchinsons News

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning A “smarter” approach to crop rotation planning will help growers maximise productivity and deliver on the environmental goals of the new farm policy era, says Hutchinsons head of Integrated Crop Management, David Howard. The removal of direct...
  4. CPM RSS

    Top tips for cover crop success

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Soils have taken a battering over the past two seasons and remedial action will be required in many situations. Cover crops can play a key part in repairing the damage, but must be managed appropriately to achieve the desired outcome, according...
  5. P

    Establishing Catch Crops

    I'm planning on drilling some catch crops after OSR and Winter Oats this year, but am wondering how to best get them established? I'm worried about volunteer OSR out competing the catch crop, so would it be best to wait for a chit of Rape volunteers, then either spray them off or take them out...
  6. S

    Claydon drill

    Would a Claydon drill work in a ploughed situation? Specifically a trailed one with the front press tyres. Looks like a good solution, this would give me the option of dd cover crops into stubble. Bit of dd into covers if I can get that to work etc etc. I also want to put fert down so the twin...
  7. D

    Methane

    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  8. Hutchinsons News

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems Farm trials provide an excellent test-bed for the latest tools and technology in real-world situations, but often results can be considered in isolation, potentially overlooking the complex interactions across farming systems...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Bayer launches carbon initiative

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Bayer has announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. Five farmers from the UK and more than twenty others from across Europe will be working with Bayer to investigate how to decarbonise the food value chain. The initiative brings...
  10. WillB

    Cover crop before Spring Beans

    We have dabbled with cover crops previously, albeit on a limited basis and with no fixed conclusions. As part of our SFI scheme we are looking to put cover crops in ahead of spring beans. We are on heavy soils but they are regularly (annually) mucked and so the two main aims are to keep hold of...
  11. CPM RSS

    Cover crops deliver multiple benefits to vining pea production, PGRO trials show

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Vining peas can yield up to 1.5t/ha more if they are planted after a cover crop, work carried out by the Processors and Growers Research Organisation and the Green Pea Company (GPC) has shown. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Increased soil...
  12. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57686365
  13. bobk

    DEFRA Sustainable Farm Incentive

    Is it new , ELMS , CSS , or a combination , another scheme offering lots but producing naff all . :scratchhead:
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Showcasing value of environmental delivery during NFU #YourHarvest campaign

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business As the arable sector marks the start of harvest with the launch of the #YourHarvest campaign, growers are showcasing their role in caring for the farmed landscape and their commitment to do even more through future environment schemes. The NFU will be...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Growers to showcase value of environmental delivery during #YourHarvest campaign

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland As the arable sector marks the start of harvest with the launch of the #YourHarvest campaign, growers are showcasing their role in caring for the farmed landscape and their commitment to do even more through future environment schemes. Working with...
  16. JJT

    Seeder for mounting on discs

    Have a set of 4m folding discs that I want to fit a seeder on for sowing grass and cover crops. What options are there out there, stocks turbo jet, bullock tillage, any others worth looking at? Does any one have any recommendations, or ones to stay away from. Would prefer second hand if...
  17. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
  18. G

    Canada burning up

    Crops are dying
  19. alomy75

    Who said tine drills can’t handle trash!

    Re-drilling my winter bird cover after it failed. Pale persicaria, redshank and fat hen took over. Sprayed off yesterday, drilled today and despite my bum being clenched for the whole time, I managed to drill 2.5ha with only one blockage. Astonished.
  20. Northdowns Martin

    Lower disturbance subsoiler

    Need to ‘lift’ a few field post harvest, looking at my current options in the machinery paddock I have a Sumo Trio, Carrier and a Heva 5 leg subsoiler. My guess is Heva would be best, but worried about the amount of disturbance. Would changing the legs and point help reduce? I’m thinking...
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