1. J

    What's digging in my field?

    Big cow pat pushed aside and turf dug up for worms I presume. What's doing this? fox or badger?
  2. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........

    New legislation reduces time and cost of gene editing trials for researchers

    New legislation reduces time and cost of gene editing trials for researchers Written by Defra Press Office On Thursday 20th January, we announced that new legislation would be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing research and development. This technology has great...
  4. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  5. Agriland RSS

    All remaining Avian Influenza Surveillance Zones to be lifted across ROI and NI

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Avian Influenza Surveillance Zones are set to be lifted across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland by January 22. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced the removal of the last remaining Highly Pathogenic...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Forestry Commission takes action to combat tree disease

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Forestry Commission (FC) has introduced new measures to take combat the spread of the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis. The UK chief plant health officer has confirmed further findings of the disease in woodlands in the affected areas: Devon...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Forestry Commission takes further action on new tree disease

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Woodland managers, landowners, tree nurseries and the forest industry are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC) introduced extended demarcated areas in Devon, Cornwall and Cumbria to combat the spread of the tree pathogen...
  8. B

    Declaration for non farm assured holdings

    Lamb cheque from local MKT came yesterday, as well as the usual blank license for next time there's a "sheep/goat owner/keeper declaration " form for non assured holdings and if you don't complete then your stock will be sold as not compliant for export. Who's bright idea is this and what's the...
  9. Agriland RSS

    New powers to research gene editing in plants

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland New legislation will be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said today (Thursday, January 20). The rule changes, made possible by the UK‘s departure from the EU...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Bird flu: Doncaster community urged to avoid bird droppings

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland People is Doncaster are being urged to avoid dead birds and bird droppings as avian influenza (bird flu) has been found in dead birds in the area. In a statement on social media, Doncaster Council said: “We have today received confirmation from Defra...
  11. D

    Grabbing a rat by its tail

    Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners. I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
  12. TFF

    Rodale Institute Launches Online Course for Regenerative Organic Consumers

    Rodale Institute Launches Online Course for Regenerative Organic Consumers On-demand, free course serves as an introduction to regenerative organic food, farming, and impact Rodale Institute, the global leader of regenerative organic agriculture, has launched “Being a Regenerative Consumer,” a...
  13. Man_in_black

    Ewes blowing guts out

    How do Due to start next week. Tex X lleyn in lamb to tex. Brought them in ny eve. Week later one had prolapse but another one had (my gaffers words, I wasn't there) just shot everything out its fanny. He insists it not a prolapse and everything had come out in bloody mess, obviously dead. Two...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) has confirmed that additional Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) control measures are likely to be required shortly for farmers from Northern Ireland exporting breeding cattle, or cattle to be finished, to the Republic of...
  15. B

    How Do You Clean Your Tractor, Or Dont You?

    With the price of farm machinery getting more expensive by the day, it , in my opinion pays to try to look after it, if you are lucky to afford to by a brand new tractor, do you first, like me put seat covers on?, do you try to wash the outside of the tractor to keep it looking smart and stop...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Vet training aims to further improve flock health

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Welsh flock and herd health project has supported training for vets to reduce the transmission of disease that can affect sheep’s lungs and impacting on production. Leading independent vet specialist, Dr Phil Scott led two practical courses for vets...
  17. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  18. Agriland RSS

    NMR recruits new agricultural services director

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Alice Swift has joined NMR as agricultural services director. Starting her new role in January, she is responsible for the company’s field operations, including milk recording and disease testing, customer services and marketing. Swift has experience in...
  19. TFF

    Drones in Insect Pest Management doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2021.640885

    One of the major components in precision agriculture is crop health monitoring, which includes irrigation, fertilization, pesticide sprays, and timely harvest of the crop. Further, the progressive change in growth and development is critical in crop monitoring and taking suitable decisions to...
  20. Soil Association

    Farmer-led research crucial to sustainable farming

    A decade of field trials has shown that farmer-led research could improve the health of thousands of animals, eliminate tonnes of harmful chemicals, and save the farming industry millions of pounds. Now in its 10th year, the Innovative Farmers network is celebrating the success of more than 120...