1. D

    In Field, Straw Chopping, Using a Silage harvesters.

    Hi all, I'm looking to chop Straw after a Combine with a Percision Chop Silage Harvester. I'm looking for the best option. Spec: Reliable good at chopping dry Straw. Parts Availability, good price. Tractor Size 120-150 Hp. Why: There is a grant available to chop straw to improve Soils...
  2. H

    Terrible time to buy or not?

    Was hoping to have invested in another 360 machine later in the year. Originally planned a decent second hand machine, but the prices from dealers at the moment seem pretty steep. In fact I see 3yr old machines with 2k hours not that much less than they cost new! Its made me wonder if its...
  3. C

    Docks growth stage in silage

    Any thoughts on how far into growth stage a docks seeds become viable and able to reseed when baled as silage ? When seeds are green or red or does the plant have to have properly gone to seed ?
  4. Agriland RSS

    NFU urges Prime Minister to showcase his plan for future of British farming and trade

    Written by William Kellett The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is urging the Prime Minister and his government to come forward with a comprehensive strategy to manage the impact of throwing open the UK market to the world’s biggest agricultural exporters and to build an export platform that...
  5. A

    Boomless ATV sprayer

    Does anyone use one of these? I see you can get them up to 25’ thought it might be handy for steep/wet/rough bits mostly using mcpa. Just wondered if they worked well or do they not carry enough liquid for that amount of coverage?
  6. L

    Sheep sorrell in hay field

    Hi, we have a hay pasture that this year has a large amount of red sorrell or sheep sorrell as its also known in it. Is this something that will need to be sprayed before haying or is it okay for animals? Appreciate any advice as first time we have come across it in our fields. Many thanks,
  7. J

    The what jdunn55 has done wrong thread...

    I'm not going to list everything so far but if I dont move some of the discussion from the pictures thread I have a feeling @Princess Pooper might personally come down to cornwall to hang draw and quarter me... Before we get started, the only rule is there is to be no mention of the words...
  8. Ukjay


    Good evening. In light of Asulam only being available in IBC Qty and controlled heavily, and the fact that I do not wish to eradicate everything around and entwined in the bracken that seems to like growing around our area - what options are left available to help kill it off the bracken? I...
  9. M

    Potash Soil Deficiency

    Recent soil analysis is showing K levels at 0 on a lot of the cutting ground. PH around 6.0. The margins around the fields are showing good growth but can see where I’ve cut last year very clearly and the yields don’t look very promising! Is MOP the best long term option? And if so where would...
  10. Andyt880

    How long between applying forefront and topping?

    As per the title, how long do I need to wait after spraying weeds with forefront until I can top the paddock off clean? I don’t want to cut the weed off before the spray has made it to the root. Mainly thistles I’m spraying for.
  11. R

    Best post emergence spray for new grass ley

    As per question really. Have a few docks, thistles, buttercups (seem to be everywhere this year!) and what I think is a little bit of redshank. What's the best clover-safe product to hit them. Ley is approx 5 weeks and not too far off being ready to graze.
  12. MX7

    JCB hydrogen engines.

    I see JCB are well ahead in research and development of hydrogen engines. Surely hydrogen power must be the way forward compared to electric power for many engines Apologies for the above if hydrogen engines have already been discussed at great length elsewhere on TFF.
  13. bobk

    EU sausage war

    ffs .
  14. T

    Fencing: How do you do yours?

    I am asking as we have an informal/shortly to be made more formal with some neighbouring farmers on our land. They've promised fencing, spraying and various other bits and bobs by way of securing an agreement and having access to the land. Some of which have not appeared as I thoutght they...
  15. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  16. GAM


    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  17. daithi

    YARA bag cutter

    I won this yara bag cutter in a cereal competition, but I broke the blade by wacking some hard yara fert trying to get it out of the bag. Does anyone know where I might get a replacement blade? Thanks
  18. ffukedfarmer

    Hay Making 2021

    Anyone made a start yet?!
  19. jerseycowsman

    Grass growth?

    Does anybody reckon their grass is growing at 150 or even 200 kg/dm a day. It wouldn’t surprise me, grass is so good at compensatory growth?
  20. Badshot

    Wtf EU RED audit.

    What a load of bollix.