1. Jim75

    Fodder Beet drill with narrow/wide spacing

    Are there any precision drills that can go as narrow as 375mm or as wide as 750mm? Crop is grazed in situ or lifted with a beet bucket so doesn’t need to fit for a lifter. Thanks
  2. Karlis

    Trimble RTK for drilling every 2nd pass

    Hello gentlemen, Firstly, I have almost no experience with precision agriculture. So far from time to time I have used GFX-350 with NAV-500 for some field works. The accuracy is just not enough for our jobs. I would like to go for RTK autosteer. I have transferred to 100% NoTill so I would it...
  3. chaffcutter

    Anyone recommend a bag filling bucket for a loadall?

    After all the replies about a bag handler recently, I have been discussing the safety concerns or comments with our men. Obviously the one area is lifting bags filling drills, and although they are only too aware to never be under a bag at height, they asked if we couldn’t avoid using multi use...
  4. W

    New ley and turnips

    Got a field due to go into temporary grass this coming autumn for 3 years. I want to take a first cut ideally June 2022. I’m toying with the idea of spinning the grass seed on in August when the wheats harvested and then direct drilling some turnips. Then putting 50kg N on with the view of...
  5. Premium Crops

    New EAMU for Basilico provides opportunity for linseed

    New EAMU for Basilico provides opportunity for linseed Controlling weeds in winter and spring linseed will now be much easier with the approval of an Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) registration for the maize herbicide Basilico. Manufactured by off-patent manufacturers Life...
  6. dragonfly

    AB9 drilling

    Right, we've had some rain. So who is drilling AB9 now? Is it warm enough, or should we wait another week or so?
  7. Jim75

    Repairing fibreglass rear wing

    Can anyone tell me is there a proper way to prepare fibreglass to sort a cracked rear wing. Couple stress fractures have been sorted and held fine but there’s a large crack (3-4”) which hasn’t held and the repair basically fell off.
  8. BTT UK Ltd

    Bourgault Tillage Tools from Canada invest in UK agriculture.

    PRESS RELEASE 27.04.2021 Canada invests in UK Agriculture. Canada’s leading wearing parts manufacturer, Bourgault Tillage Tools, is investing in UK agriculture by setting up a subsidiary business, BTT UK Ltd, based at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Bourgault Tillage Tools are not new to UK...
  9. hillbill

    The on-going up hill battle that is agriculture.....

    It would appear iam not alone in having difficultly getting and keeping decent staff? Is it a nation wide issue or more regional? Wheres the best place to find the unicorns that maybe out there? Also, machinery price increases are a constant issue to us. I know theres nothing we can appear to...
  10. C

    Overseeding with pest resistant herbs/ legumes?

    Got some old (ryegrass once upon a time) pasture, can't rip it up and use a break crop as already taken a chunk of the grazing platform out of production for break crops and full reseed. Are there any species of herbs/legumes resistant to the common grassland pests (frit fly, wire worm, leather...
  11. Highland Mule

    Sub-forum move request

    Given that the evidence is clear that UK livestock farming is a net consumer of carbon, should the livestock section not be moved to be under the 'Conservation Agriculture' banner? It's arguably far more sustainable than the chemical fertiliser utilising, direct drilled arable that has claimed...
  12. steveR

    Late pre DD herbicide choice

    I am hoping to get my WB mixture and some Bumblebird mix in later this week now we have finally had some rain. :) I had a walk around yesterday and am disappointed at the outcome of 5l/ha of 360 generic with additive on some land used last year for similiar crop. Nettle and creeping thistle is...
  13. B

    Liquid N scorch

    Is it just us or has this year been bad for it?
  14. M

    Nitrogen 3rd pass

    What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
  15. Bob lincs

    Cover crop oats

    We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring...
  16. Stw88

    Soil analysis accuracy.

    Had some fields tested in August 2019 and applied lime @ 2t acre. just had the same fields retested and one that was ph5 has now lifted to 5.5 Which is just what I was expecting it to be. Now the field right next to it similar soil type but a hay field was 5.4 and has retested at 6.4. Is it...
  17. J

    Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

    Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway! He said other clients have the same. Sprayed 10 days ago with 1.25 l Chlormequat 0.5 l Tubosan 0.1 l Moddus 0.4 l Starane 21g Ally Max Started spraying after 10 in the morning and...
  18. Selectamatic

    More fert on my spring wheat?

    Evening, About a month, ish, ago i sowed 80kg an acre of spring wheat, and put another 100kg of 20-10-10 down the drill spout. Now, I’m a total novice to growing wheat, but the question is, should I give it a bit more fertiliser? If so, what, and when? I can feel the eyes rolling in your...
  19. G

    What to do?

    Hi all, First post on thefarmingforum. We are a beef farm on former sandy heathland that we now graze and cut for hay. Soil is very light and sandy with some clayey bits but this is mostly SSSI. pH low 5’s so have just limed our two best forage fields at 3t/acre with the 2mm to dust stuff.....I...
  20. B

    Loosening seized bolts

    As in attached photo. The 2 pieces are the tiniest fraction loose, yet the bolts are seized solid, won't loosen or tighten. It's for a 100 series MF Would it be OK to get a welder to join the 2 pieces together?