cover crops

  1. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – Brought into balance

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF The challenge for a North Norfolk estate is to retain productivity from its root crops while securing its long-term future in the face of climate change. CPM visits to explore progress. Productive agriculture has to have a key role in...
  2. B

    Food Banks Whats Going On?

    Im old enough to remember the 3 day week in the early 1970s ( i was at school then), when the country had days without any electricity? miners were on strike, brought the heath govt. down? and other hard recessions up to now? It just seems to me the population has got so soft over the years, and...
  3. Kevtherev

    Forage Crops

    Thought I’d start a thread on what members are/have been putting in this season to fill the forage gap with rising feed costs. Brassicas Arable silage mixes Rye etc
  4. B

    Winter or spring barley?

    Specifically thinking about gross margin but also ability to smoother grass weeds. Any opinion please?
  5. A

    Wheat varieties for (or not for) direct drilling

    Hi Folks, i don't often post, i work at Rothamsted and we're hoping to set up a DD experiment with different wheat varieties. Interested in any comments on suitable or unsuitable candidates, also any comments on particular traits that might be important for direct drilling. Happy for any...
  6. Greythundercloudys

    Finished lmbing, what to change for next year?

    Finished today, been pretty good, always problems but weather has been much better than last year, so thinks l, ll change or not, still lmb alot in march, normally get a spell of dryer weather then, not have as long a delay till the second lots starts, lmb the gimmers outside as apart from some...
  7. benny6910

    Cover crop options please

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section but I’m looking for options for a cover crop to put on some fallow land that didn’t get sown with winter beans last autum. Half the field is beans so I’m looking for something to sow that will be deep rooting like the beans. Not mustard as possibly still got...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Spring Grain Market Outlook roundup

    Yesterday we held our AHDB Spring Grain Market Outlook webinar. If you missed this, don’t worry! Some key messages are summarised below. You can also watch the recording too, using the video link. Market outlook remains bullish for cereals and oilseeds There may be little surprise that we are...
  9. 2650

    Horsch or vaderstad drill

    Hi there just wondering everyone's thoughts on the two drills, contractor does some drilling for me with a horsch but brings up a good few stones comparing to my one pass just wanting more speed and some min till going forward
  10. agcon1

    cover crop to fatten store lambs

    looking to sow a cover crop july/august, straight after harvest and then graze with store lambs, but would want field back end of feb, to sow with spring barley... what cover would do this? can you fatten lambs on cover crop alone? first time we've thought about doing this so its all new to us...
  11. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  12. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive

    Farmers in England are experiencing probably the most rapid period of change that any of us have known since accession to the EU back in 1973. With the removal of Direct Payments, and the phasing in of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), farm businesses will need to change and...
  13. CPM RSS

    Soil with true resilience

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Whether they’re capable of record-breaking wheats or full of blackgrass, soils can be enriched without compromising productivity, according to forward-thinking farmers in Agrii’s Green Horizons network. In this new series, CPM shares...
  14. CPM RSS

    The agroecology mindset

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Hutchinsons has launched a new bespoke agroecology service for its farmer customers, linked to its Helix innovation network. CPM attends the launch at the Shropshire farm and asks what the term actually means. We want to farm in a...
  15. CopperBeech

    Terminals for shedders

    Sort of been done to death this but here goes ...... If you keep wool shedders of whatever type ..... Do you use a terminal over some / all or breed pure ? If you use a terminal, what breed and why? Would you consider using a shedding terminal? If yes, what traits would be important / key...
  16. MX7

    What’s the difference between “Regenarative Farming” and traditional “Mixed Farming”?

    As above. I would have thought that the traditional mixed farming system ,utilising Grass leys for livestock, and then planting cereals into those leys is the same as regenerative farming :scratchhead: I am obviously missing something?? Is it the economics of the system , especially if one is...
  17. Alistair Nelson

    Andrew Ward's Drill Demo Day

    Anybody go? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Watching the first video on Youtube ground conditions looked testing with wet clay land and the soil pit actually filling with water overnight!! Interested to hear people who went thoughts? Cheers Alistair
  18. Agriland RSS

    Bayer to invest millions in sustainable agriculture by 2024

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland Pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced it will invest €1.3 billion in its impact investment unit over the next three years, which will drive innovation in sustainable agriculture and aid food security. The unit known as 'Leaps by Bayer', is tackling...
  19. D

    Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

    With input price inflation high, is anybody considering suspending production for a year?
  20. Kevtherev


    Evening all I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men. Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix. Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems. Establishment methods/grazing management etc