1. A

    Mycorrhizal Fungi

    Who uses a mycorrhizal fungi product on their farm and what impact has it had on the success of your operation?
  2. Y

    Corn/grain maize in uk?

    Fascinates me how corn is now grown for grain in so many areas it never used to be, Just curious how much is grown in Uk for dry grain? In my area in Ontario(canada) corn for grain wasn't even a popular thing before 2000ish neither was soybeans but now they make up a big chunk of the crops in...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new trial revealing it could safeguard future productivity. The trial – funded by Agri-Tech Cornwall with land provided by Duchy College –...
  4. bankrupt

    Carbon calculator.

    What's the best free software currently available to calculate the dreaded footprint? We're carbon negative here, and always have been, but to profit from this it seems we shall need to put all the data into a "pdf" format, whatever that may be. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
  5. Bald Rick

    “The animal agriculture industry is not long for this world”

    That is the stated aim of Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods which creates meat substitutes using genetically engineered yeasts. He is quoted in today’s Times as ”If we eliminated animal agriculture in the next 15 years it causes a pause in emissions that lasts 30 year. Biomass recovery...
  6. D

    In a state of shock over the BBC and trees

    As per the title. I've just watched a 12 min report on BBC News channel by Ros Atkins about trees. Whisper it quietly but his report could be the canary in the coalmine of the media finally starting to wake up to something approaching reality. It was full of snappy little soundbites and quotes...
  7. MX7

    Why is the NFU president going along with the idea that cattle are polluting the atmosphere??

    I ask the above as when we drove to Glasgow from Gloucestershire, I saw so few cattle that I just can’t believe cattle are causing as much harm to the atmosphere that academics data would have us believe.Perhaps those of you who are beef/ dairy farmers in the more livestock areas of the Uk would...
  8. Laggard

    2022 Sugar beet price not enough

    Spring barley @ £250/t looks a lot easier
  9. Michelle_Nuttall

    AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds - Strategic Cereal Farm Results Week – 15-19 November 2021

    Strategic Cereal Farm Results Week – November 2021 This year, AHDB’s Strategic Cereal Farm activities are remaining virtual, with lots to get involved in from webinars to podcasts, all bringing to life the on-farm research relevant to your farm business. Join a series of daily webinars from...
  10. jerseycowsman

    Open lies about dairy farming

    Ok guys, I want to make sure my figures are generally right before I do the NFUs job and write to the economist and grocer magazines and the BBC about all this obvious bollox that is being spouted! Having done my carbon footprint and realising that mine and the UK average were quite low. I...
  11. MX7


    Are slugs worse with direct drilling , than with ploughing (followed by conventional cultivations) and min till? If so have any of you given up on direct drilling because slugs have been such a problem to your crops.? I only ask out of general interest ,as unfortunately it seems that taking...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – Soil focus eases blackgrass burden

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Years of experience following regenerative agriculture principles have earned Kent grower Tom Sewell the accolade of Soil Farmer of the Year. CPM visits to find out how soil management interacts with blackgrass control. Everything has...
  15. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – A place for the plough

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF With a seismic shift towards reduced soil movement, is there still a place for the plough in the arable rotation? CPM finds out why this is the case for one Essex grower. It makes our system so much more flexible. By Rob Jones In an era where...
  16. J

    uk going gm

    no thread on this? it could be the biggest elephant the eu could restrict all your ag exports let alone the carry on here in irl with the border
  17. 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 ?
  18. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  19. W

    Producing a renewable energy source on the farm site - mobile pelletising technology

    Hi members, White Horse Energy is working with UK farmers to explore the practical and commercial benefits of bringing mobile pellet plants to British farms, to produce an energy source from crop residues, miscanthus and other woody energy crops. We are working to bring a high return to farmers...
  20. Matt

    GS4 legume and herb mixes v's a PRG grazing ley

    The people who have planted a GS4 option how are you finding they are performing against a decent grazing ley? Drought resistance/tolerance better I assume? Take Nitrogen prices out of the equation as any crop that doesn't need that looks more attractive at present. we would be medium clay...