1. H

    Straw dilemma

    I’ve got about 4 acres of wheat straw still down from first week of September. It was part of the last field we combined, and due to a puncture on the baler, workman getting covid, rain and prioritising drilling, it is still in the windrows. With the current forecasts, it doesn’t look like it...
  2. Bossfarmer

    how much are you REDUCING N rates????

    With the current explosion in fert prices how much N is everyone putting on their Spring barley and wheat and how much do they plan to reduce it to this year? Spring barley 2020 139kg N/ha 2021 112kg N/ha wheat 2020 215kg N/ha 2021 175kg N/ha
  3. the-mad-welder

    EN8 or EN24T?

    I've got a breaker head for a 30t machine to make, its on 90mm pins. Similar to he attached but the pins won't be welded but on bushes and bolted in. I'd normally use EN16T but can't source it at the moment and have been offered EN8 and EN24T. In the learned opinion on here, which would be the...
  4. F

    Old treated Seed vs off the heap Seed.

    Looks like I will be about 1/2 a bag short of wheat seed. I have some old seed that is 3 years old that was treated with single purpose and latitude, it's either that or use some off the heap? Reason for asking is I heard somewhere that the seed treatment can affect germination after a time.
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  6. MarkT5

    Combination drill

    Evening folks. Looking at upgrading our drill as ours is good enough for the job any more so looking to upgrade. Would like the heavy duty power Harrow under it but unsure which drill to get. Looking at a Kuhn 3004 or Amazone kg series as had maschio and they all seem to leak from the rotors...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson (July 2021)

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
  8. cubby

    Overseeding clover

    What are the views on the best machine for overseeding clover into open swarms we have a Duncan renovator and an Erth agriseeder but was thinking more a gutter for more shallow seed depth opinions please
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    OSR monitoring reaches new heights

    New software that uses a drone to image crops has been developed to help farmers walk crops more quickly and accurately. Skippy Scout has been developed by farming technology specialist Drone Ag to monitor a variety of broad acre crops. The latest developments in the software’s version 2.5...
  10. Green oak

    Looks like I’ve got no black grass this year.

    Brilliant first year for like ever. Nothing in stale seed beds. And nothing since Drilling. I love this weed free farming. Like the good old days.
  11. Rob_AD

    Profi Plus

    I am looking at a 5 year old Fendt 516 Profi Plus, can anyone tell me what I would need to buy to make it steer and apply fert using variable rate maps? It currently has no receiver on the roof but it is Profi Plus which has the 10” screen and I believe it to be steering ready.
  12. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  13. MX7


    Are slugs worse with direct drilling , than with ploughing (followed by conventional cultivations) and min till? If so have any of you given up on direct drilling because slugs have been such a problem to your crops.? I only ask out of general interest ,as unfortunately it seems that taking...
  14. czechmate

    Top con weaving

    My deutz has topcon autosteer which I have used all year without any real problem. Thinking back to early spring, flat rolling seing the diff lock, sometimes the tractor would start weaving. Not really important on that job. Well, now I am drilling, by and large it is fine, but sometimes...
  15. An Gof

    Vaddy Rapid Box Drill control box HELP

    Been drilling last two days no problems. Start up this morning and the LCD screen on the Control box is completely blank. controll box working ok as tramline lights come on when I advance bout settings but nothing visible on screen at all. Any ideas please? Just disconnected box on put on the...
  16. MX7

    Have you learnt how to control slugs ?

    Some of you have been direct drilling /zero tilling for many years now. So how do you control slugs?
  17. Worsall

    Hope Everyone Is Ok?

    I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
  18. S

    Cover crops and glyphosate

    Hi, Im a beginner in covercropping and conservation ag, and i wonder if anyone have any thoughts/experiments on running glyphosate in the spring vs the ordinary fall application? I know there will be less time (we have quite a short season in Norway), but other then that - blackgrass control etc?
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    A deeper insight into soil - gamma ray spectroscopy

    Over the last two years there has been an evolution in the way that soil nutrient mapping is carried out. This has been driven by the launch of TerraMap by Hutchinsons in 2019. Terramap came at the perfect timing for farmers looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils in...
  20. J

    Weights compatibility

    Just having a thought and figured asking here first was an easier option than humping wafers about to check. Is there any chance that JD 50kg wafer weights would fit onto a claas chin weight on a 530 arion? (That's the lighter chin weight rather than the 500kg one on the bigger arion's if it...