direct drilling

  1. B

    convert a k v plough with no 8 bodies to 28ts

    has anyone here converted their kv from no 8 to 28bodies and what do they think of it?
  2. MX7

    Why doesn’t the NFU press office take part onTFF?

    As above ???? Shows a sign of weakness to me as the NFU is representing farmers.
  3. H

    First no-till drill

    Hello, I am a farmer from Latvia, we are starting to think more and more about no-till or strip-till technology. We are currently working with minimal tillage technology and are in search of a drill. We are currently looking at no-till drills, but we can't really understand what would work...
  4. melted welly

    2nd hand replacement tractor

    Don’t like buying stuff, enjoy the end result, don’t like the process. looking to replace a tractor with something in the 170/180hp range ideally no more than £70/75k so in the 4-6000hr area. Few key criteria: 6cyl Ideally vario Not too heavy Manoeuvrable (for traile planter) Comfy cab, decent...
  5. Clive

    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?
  6. Janet Hughes Defra

    LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

    Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers. Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my...
  7. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  8. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Sowing late Stubble Turnips

    I know the latest date for sowing ST has been covered a few times on here so apologies. I have 40 acres available to me that we could possibly get in in the next day or two, if I uped the seed rate ,and made it come as thick as cress, would that compensate for the lack of growing time to make...
  9. Jerry

    New long term ley seed mix

    Got a field that’s been grass since I was born that needs a fessed this autumn. Over summer it was sprayed of and redstart rape drilled to give it a break. Been grazed off once and will have a few more ewe lambs run over it again as a bit of regrow that showing and with today’s rain it should...
  10. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  11. L

    No till seed drill

    I'm after some advice on buying a seed drill with a maximum 3m working width. I'll be looking to use on land with a high clay content, mainly on pastures. At most, it will have a yet to purchased disc harrow through it first. I was looking at the Massey Ferguson 130 as I think they could do the...
  12. Flintstone

    Suggestions please

    I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe. if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend? Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please). 215 hp. Good trash capabilities. At least...
  13. S

    Glyphosate again I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...
  14. The Guardian RSS

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts Written by Tom Levitt from the Guardian Organic farming methods, which use fewer pesticides and store more carbon in soil, are becoming more popular There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture...
  15. Just because

    To late for stubble turnips?

    Is it to late to plant last of stubble turnips or would I just be better of planting rape/ kale hybrid??
  16. Farm Classifieds

    6m willrich cultivator

    6m willrich cultivator Advert added by: @ih1455xl Machinery Details Category: Tillage Cultivators Price: £1750 Condition: Good Description 6m hyd fold willrich cultivator fitted with new wide sweep points brilliant tool for getting a black grass flush in...
  17. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  18. T

    Cheap Winter Bean Establishment

    Looking to grow winter beans for first time this year, completely fed up with beet . Just wondered what the cheapest way of establishing them is while still getting a decent yield, not got a direct drill but open to ideas. Some going on lovely light black land , others going on heavy sticky c**p...
  19. M

    Direct drilling turnips into hard sprayed off grassland

    Will direct drilling work very well if ground is quite hard? Would be turnips into sprayed off grassland
  20. F

    Sustainable Farming Incentive Deadline Looming

    Is anyone actually going to apply for this as the time to do so is now very short? I put in an initial application, but on looking through all the details for what will be a relatively small area of land that is not in CS and is grassland only, the amount of information required and admin time...