1. snarling bee

    My direct drill and cultivation trial 2022

    I have split a heavy clay field into 4. Direct drill, shallow cultivation, Plough and shallow discs with low disturbance to 200mm. This is the first year. 5th winter wheat, straw removed, FYM and compost applied April 2021 in previous crop. Unfortunately the grass weeds seem to have suddenly got...
  2. Discordon Demon

    Situation Vacant Harvest Staff Required

    Looking for staff this Harvest Job will include corn/bale cart and all cultivations, we run modern up to date New Holland’s all with GPS Huntingdon Cambs 07738955496
  3. onthehoof

    This is getting ridiculous

  4. 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...
  5. Oldmacdonald

    Is there no money in small direct drills?

    All these fancy machines from Horsch, Kuhn, Horizon - great big trailed things with a 5 tonne hopper Does the technology not still work in a 3 metre, mounted version with 500kg hopper?
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    Real Results Pioneers – War implications profound

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Repercussions from the war in Ukraine are changing plans on a Scottish farm. CPM joins Scott Campbell to discuss the future cropping and agronomy at his Aberdeenshire farm. My concern is harvest 2023. By Mike Abram Scott Campbell never once utters...
  7. casemx 270

    Situation Vacant Experienced arable operator

    Arable experience required high standards resourceful can do attitude . Able to work on own initiative and part of a friendly team with high attention to detail. Responsibilities include but not limited to spraying cultivations and drilling using modern kit with GPS guidance. Good pay terms and...
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    Drills on demo…

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF With increasing numbers of its customers reducing cultivations and even moving fully to direct drilling, Hutchinsons held a March drill demo day in East Yorkshire for multiple manufacturers to show what their machines could do in different cover...
  9. M

    Situation Vacant Harvest staff wanted, Hertfordshire

    Great Munden Farm require harvest staff for mainly corn cart and cultivations on our 2000 acre, all arable farm in East Hertfordshire. We run a New Holland CR9.90 combine and modern John Deere tractors. Good accommodation is provided as part of the job. Good rates of pay for the right...
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    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...
  11. Sorbaer

    Leveling ploughed fields pre-direct/no tillage - ideas/suggestions please

    Family has arable fields on light chalky/flinty land (South Downs) which have been ploughed / power-harrowed /drilled / rolled for years (dont ask me why) and are very uneven and not level when going over the tramlines as seen in my very accurate diagram below. Is painful driving accross them at...
  12. Jack Russell

    Situation Vacant Harvest staff required 2500acre family farm

    We are looking for help this harvest. We need drivers for corn carts, cultivations and helping run the stores. We run modern up todate John Deere tractors. Ranging from 6155r to 9rx. Accommodation provided. Good rates of pay and hours. Based in East Yorkshire. Please call 07912117057 or message...
  13. casemx 270

    Cultural control of ryegrass

    We have some quite bad ryegrass can you tell me what is the best practice ie autumn cultivations and then cultivations pre spring drilling . Fields are in arable rotation and we want to continue with this . Thanks
  14. M

    Looking For Work Self Employed, Shropshire

    24 year old self employed based in Wem, Shropshire. Looking for additional work mainly arable but have experience with beef cattle, sheep. I have experience with most cultivations, fertiliser spreading with variable rate, dribble bars, silage & hay (mowing, tedding/ raking) and general farm...
  15. J

    Situation Vacant Leading arable operator

    ▪️Due to unforeseen circumstances we have the following position available. Leading arable operator required. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, loyal, contentious and enjoy agriculture please get in touch. We are a 1800 acre arable farm with 600 breeding ewes and 3000+ B&B bacon pigs...
  16. H

    Cover crops on heavy land

    Does anyone really put cover crops on heavy land other than the odd person trying to get a page in Farmers Weekly or some extremist DDer?? My short lived experiment has just given me a headache with few obvious benefits. Stubble turnips, oats, vetch etc grew tall and thick - didn’t get an...
  17. M

    Labour Cost per Litre

    Can anyone point me in the right direction, I'm trying to find comparable labour costs per litre for different systems. We run a 250 Holstein cow autumn block system, and I need to show the directors how we compare against other systems and wether we should try to increase yield or take a more...
  18. F

    Situation Vacant Experienced Arable Operator Required 4500 acre Northamptonshire

    We are looking for a full time arable operator for our busy 4500 acre farming and contracting operation Mid Northamptonshire. We use up to date modern machinery equipped with GPS and cloud based crop recording systems. The successful candidate with be proficient in drilling, cultivations &...
  19. Agri J

    Looking For Work Looking for work from now till late May / June

    Evening all, I'm looking for some work for over spring, based in North Norfolk, have a wide range of experience with different arable tasks, have done a season on a round baler for a well known local contractor, have done primary and secondary cultivations, the usual stuff from ploughing to...
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    Climate Change Champions – Food that doesn’t cost the earth

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Guy and Claire Eckley have won awards for their climate-positive nutrient-dense Pure Kent produce. CPM visits to discover how food produced from regenerative agriculture can provide the route to net zero. Producing quality food through...