direct drilling

  1. M

    Lump Sum Exit Scheme

    With the consultation due out on the exit scheme next week, is anyone interested in taking this payment and what would it need to be to incentivise you?
  2. R

    CTF and direct drilling

    Just wondering what people’s thoughts on CTF and direct drilling are and whether it is beneficial. I could currently fit a 9m system in with current equipment 36m sprayer 18 m muck spreader 9m tine drill, combine and rolls. This year I have been drilling at an angle to sprayer tramlines which...
  3. Sid

    Are we heading for another dry spring?

    Blue skies again this morning, touch of frost and no rain for next day in forecast, some snow forecast for tomorrow. Drought, I mean extended dry period, sorry @Farmer Roy
  4. Dman2

    AB 9 Winter bird mix

    Have some of the above to sow Can use 90% cereal, so we are using oats seeing as we have some. What rate are people sowing the oats And do you mix the other seeds with the oats to sow or sow seperate. Cheers
  5. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
  6. S

    Livestock building

    Currently have a Building used as a straw shed But looking to convert it into a livestock building! currently has tin sides and stone floor so looking at concrete panels and concreting the floor. what depth would you recommend is ideal for the floor of a livestock building? ive been told 6 inch...
  7. W


    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  8. Daniel

    British Sugars Penultimate Sugar Campaign. 2021/22

    Ahead of tonight's online bunfight, I thought I'd start a new thread for this year's beet crop. I assume all growers have signed up for the meeting? With the 3 year contracts ending next year, this year could be the 2nd last year of having a viable sugar industry in this country. Or maybe...
  9. J

    Spring drilling 2021

    Have I missed this thread or has no one started? Mucked 2 weeks ago. Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today. Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes: This is for spring barley. How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
  10. LTH

    Will clover take well when direct drilled into permanent pasture.

    I was wanting to improve some of the permanent cow pastures and was wondering how well clover will take just direct drilled in, not the sort of field I want to turn over but would like to put more clover into it. Does it take well like this or not really?
  11. W

    4m drill and 24m tramline

    Iam sure it’s been asked before. Does a 4m drill work with 24m tramline?. If so how do you do it???
  12. M

    How much nitrogen?

    How much nitrogen do you apply to grass for grazing sheep and cattle?
  13. westwood

    Stewardship establishment costs

    Have been asked to manage and establish a mid tier scheme. Would involve spraying, cultivating, rolling, drilling etc for AB9 wild bird cover plots and AB8 wild flower areas and margins. Topping later in the year. All small bits in corners of fields up to about 1 ha. Would like to charge by the...
  14. Chasingmytail

    Cheapest form of wholecrop

    Did peas and barley last year, good yield after drought, but worked out considerably expensive (min £55 per bale). Drilled and harvested into bales by contractor. Only 20 acres. Thinking about this year coming now need to think what alternatives - if any makes it more economical - if there is...
  15. D

    Any Future.

    Been in the indrustry since i was 14 now 51. The constant bombardment from organisations, groups and people i ask myself is there any future in this indrustry?
  16. S

    connor shea seeder help

    Hi all, I need a little bit of help understanding the infomation on this seed chart for a Connor Shea seeder. I understand there is two speed settings and rate control on the seed and fertiliser boxes. What does 8T and 16T mean? Which one do I follow? Also on the fertiliser chart, it says...
  17. J

    Am I mad to be contemplating a new combi drill?

    Considering bying a new 5m folding combi drill, have a 3m Claydon which I will keep but will swap the kuhn megant tine drill and ridged kuhn power harrow. I do run a 5m carrier for seedbed mainly. 2 difficult autumns, tine drill fine but you still have to work it with an extra set of wheelings...
  18. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES) To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  19. R

    New reseed - what would you use?

    Morning We have a North facing steepish bank to reseed end of spring, coming out of swedes. Will not be silageable so solely a grazing ley. Has been down to poor pp for a long time and grazed with sheep. So, potential is unknown but I imagine it will be slow to get going in Spring. What mix...
  20. B

    Grass reseed

    Hi all, Got an old 30+ yr old ley in need of a reseed. I'd prefer not to plough as the ground is on the edge of low lying wet woodland and is riddled with roots. The chap that last ploughed it 3 decades ago said it was the worst day of his life! It was sprayed off in September, roughly...