drilling

  1. steveR

    DD a Bumblebird type mix into OSR Stubble?

    Contract farm lads dived into the small of area of OSR here at the weekend, and left a longish stubble and a lot of chopped straw. Wondering now whether it will be safe to Autumn DD the Bee and Bird mix, or should I disc first and get the seed over the back chitted, and also get the straw mixed...
  2. N

    Sheep keep/ stubble turnips

    Thinking of putting stubble turnips in ,what is the going rate for sheep keep.not fenced.
  3. WillB

    Strip till winter barley - hybrid v conventional

    First full year with a Claydon. Growing a small area of winter barley - conventional is our preference, however, does anybody have any experience with conventional v hybrid in a wide row scenario? Would the spring vigour of the hybrid help close up the rows for weed suppression? Or will the...
  4. Hutchinsons News

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ The switch from direct support to environmentally-focussed payments presents massive challenges over coming years, but leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons is helping growers plan the best way forward to benefit from the opportunities...
  5. Bigjon44

    After spring barley

    What's best to grow after a spring barley?wheats not ideal I don't think
  6. MX7

    Rotary combine vs hy brid performance in Winter/Spring Barley?

    Is the performance of Rotary Combines, egCase Axial Flow better than Hy brid combines eg Claas Lexion APS Hybrid System? Another words do Rotaries have less sieve /rotary losses when dealing with Barley , Oats etc that create a lot of straw for the separation system to deal with.?
  7. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
  8. Fnomadic

    Weather modifications-food shortage agenda

    Hi all. New to forum. From the states we’re having opposite problems with weather, being dry that’s going to kill crop yields-AKA food shortages. Man made drought?? Which this just happens to line up perfectly with global warming narrative and green nonsense. I’m in financial industry so...
  9. M

    Stubble Turnip DD Seed Rate

    Don’t normally get them in this early after winter barley and will be using a Weaving direct drill for first time. Was thinking seed rate 1.25 kg per acre, thoughts please ??
  10. G

    Establishing AB15, AB1

    Got AB15 legume fallow to establish, includes timothy in the seed mix (so can't use a graminicide). Going in after winter barley. Will the barley volunteers smother the AB15? So do I need a stale seedbed, any experience anyone? Kit available. Simba discs, power harrow combi drill, rollers...
  11. same crap different day

    Securing ifor williams alloy loading ramps

    Hi , anyone know or devised a simple way of locking the ramps in ? .Was told about some young hoodie and white trainer wearing gentlemen walking around field in a farm sale having a look , usually reverse it into a hedge but not that day so lucky that they were still there ! TIA
  12. CPM RSS

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning, says Hutchinsons

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine A “smarter” approach to crop rotation planning will help growers maximise productivity and deliver on the environmental goals of the new farm policy era, says Hutchinsons head of integrated crop management, David Howard. Charlotte Cunningham...
  13. A

    Milwaukee Impact Wrench

    Looking at replacing my Milwaukee compact impact wrench with a high torque one as it’s not man enough for a lot of the jobs i need it for. Swithering between the 1/2 and the 3/4 model pros and cons of both?
  14. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  15. Hutchinsons News

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning A “smarter” approach to crop rotation planning will help growers maximise productivity and deliver on the environmental goals of the new farm policy era, says Hutchinsons head of Integrated Crop Management, David Howard. The removal of direct...
  16. CPM RSS

    Top tips for cover crop success

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Soils have taken a battering over the past two seasons and remedial action will be required in many situations. Cover crops can play a key part in repairing the damage, but must be managed appropriately to achieve the desired outcome, according...
  17. G

    New RT Combinable Crops and S. Beet standards

    Just received the email, with summery of the main changes... Key changes in your sector Combinable Crops & Sugar Beet REMOVED A requirement to leave livestock buildings for five weeks between cleaning them and using them to store grain. SIMPLIFIED Grain trailer ID needs to be clearly...
  18. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
  19. puppet

    Cutting the Wrong Field

    I cut a field of hay a few miles away and next door were some lovely silage fields. The owner farms 3 miles away and will never be there apart from silage time. I wondered if anyone has cut, ploughed or sprayed the wrong field because nobody was around. Or maybe cut and baled it BECAUSE the...
  20. Agriland RSS

    How does climate uncertainty impact crop yield?

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland As harvest approaches, farmers and agronomists eagerly assess their crops to try and anticipate how crops will yield. Yield estimates are important to inform forward selling of grain, plan storage, and update budgets. According to Nicola Cannon...
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