direct drilling

  1. jackrussell101

    Swiss ask their general public to vote on pesticide referendum

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57457384
  2. redsloe

    1m boundry strips

    How do people manage these? Moving from a ploughing to direct drilling establishment method and wish to avoid Brome moving out from the hedges. I have bits in the foot of the hedge which will get left when the combine hits the field but will probably leave a strip undrilled in future years...
  3. S

    AB9 Acreage and direct drill

    Thinking about applying for about 60 acres of AB9 in a Mid Tier application, it seems to be within the rules of the scheme but seems like a lot of acres to put down to the scheme on a 400 acre farm. Has anyone else done this? We are thinking about direct drilling it next year into temporary...
  4. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac Ranch Written by John Cherry talks about his journey into regenerative farming, direct drilling, herbal leys, mob grazing, and of course Groundswell! This year's event takes place on 23/24th June and we hear all out the event, how it got started, and where it's going. All this, and...
  5. roscoe erf

    Woke anti-agricultural brigade

    Which anti woke brigade words really push your buttons cows raped for cheese
  6. Bigjon44

    T3

    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  7. DrDunc

    Improving ROUGH rough grazing

    I've 20 acres that has been limed and worked more than a couple of years ago, but really could do with a sprinkle of more modern grass seed varieties However it's too rough just to spray off and slot seed, and it's too little soil over too many stones to plough (it was ploughed in 1968, single...
  8. jackrussell101

    Simtech Grass Farmer drilling wheat

    We've just bought the above drill and were wondering if anyone else has got one and if so whether you drill cereals with yours and if so how do you get on with it...
  9. D

    How Do I Avoid the Wet Winter Slump?

    The wet winter has really tested us this year on the heavy clay land. We have different scenarios: 1. Ploughed nicely late summer, drilled a bit late in the autumn, November. Not terrible but a low plant population in the worst areas due to drowning. What had survived looks good but it’s too...
  10. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  11. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  12. Agriland RSS

    Farmer-led aphid monitoring could reduce pesticide use in tackling BYDV

    Written by William Kellett A new study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has concluded that a simple field-based monitoring system, run by farmers, could help reduce the use of insecticide spraying to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereal crops following the 2019 ban...
  13. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers.

    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/small-farms-have-a-huge-role-to-play-in-our-sustainable-future-charles-prince-of-wales.346859/#post-7580667 Good for him i reckon.
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  15. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57157094 Could be trouble ahead
  16. Cmoran

    Is it to early to sow kale?

    I’m wondering is it to early to sow kale that won’t be grazed until December?
  17. M

    DD an idiots guide please!

    Does such thing exists? I know all farms and soils are different but the 10 top critical points would be very helpful for many people. Where I’m struggling is that we’re a small mixed farm and getting straw off in a wet year always makes a mess (turning,baling,stacking and then loading) and...
  18. Andrew B

    Soil carbon is a highly flawed climate policy ?

    These two articles by By David Pannell ( from Australia) has certainly made me think https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/04/346-soil-carbon-1/ https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/05/347-soil-carbon-2/ The comments section is worth reading too as I believe these policies are going to...
  19. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  20. onesiedale

    Maybe ploughing is the answer?

    :unsure: According to the Irish experts, 16" deep too!:eek: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/ploughing-grass-could-result-in-the-sequestration-of-more-carbon-620285
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