drought

  1. M

    Looking For Work Cover Crop Establishment Shropshire

    With harvest soon approaching, do you want a cover crop growing to mop up an residual N, supress weeds, improve soil health and drainage. With establishment as little of £15/ ac, MJC Agri Services has a wide range of seed mixes which also complies with the new environmental agreements. MJC Agri...
  2. N

    Feed barley price

    Just been told the price and my chin hit the floor.Whats others paying ,as yards could be empty by weekend and sold as stores.Fat price needs to be even damn higher.
  3. 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...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Consider cutting grass for silage early

    Written by John Swire It may be worth considering cutting grass for silage early this spring, rather than leaving it for longer if you continue to have a lack of useful rain, says Ecosyl silage specialist, Peter Smith. But where rain has arrived, watch out for luxury uptake of unused nitrogen...
  5. Beef farmer

    Cake Price Tracker

    Whats the collective thinking? Few options for this winter, none of them very exciting! Buy your cake wrong and milk price slip 4p and it wouldn't be that great! Stick or twist, who knows where the price is heading. People saying a bit of rain and the price of raw materials will fall, In a...
  6. D

    The Multiplier Effect

    £1 of taxpayer money given to the livestock farmer is of greater economic benefit to UK agriculture as a whole, than £1 given to the arable farmer. Discuss. Extra marks for showing any workings.
  7. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  8. unlacedgecko

    Grazing Cereals.

    Thoughts and comments?
  9. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  10. L

    Price For Irrigating

    If it were possible to get a neighbour to apply 25mm of irrigated water to a field, what would a reasonable market rate be for such an application?
  11. Jerry

    Lucerne for sheep

    These dry springs are starting to get to me and I need a decent option to make fodder for winter use. Anyone one fed wrapped lucerne to in lamb ewes on over winter roots and after lambing on grass? I have a field that is a dry light field that I think might suit it as a crop for 3 years as a...
  12. S

    Do you care about climate change?

    Well?
  13. Nickb1278

    Sparse hay fields - Leave or Top?

    We keep back about 20 acres each year to cut for hay around July/August but with the weather the way it is right now the grass just isn’t growing so I’m looking at our lawn and how we deal with that and wondering whether or not it’s worth giving the fields a quick going over with the topper. Has...
  14. Moors Lad

    Fertiliser on dry grassland

    Bit late putting fert. on to land we want to cut for haylage. The land is obviously getting drier as time passes - is it a waste of time/fert. putting it on until there`s prospect of rain? Does it just sit there or will it actually just turn to "gas" and be lost? TIA
  15. Cowabunga

    The squeeze on milk and meat continues...

    From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520 today. Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week. Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable...
  16. W

    Could kick myself (moddus cock up)

    Had a really busy day today, and made my first ever spray cock up, Was putting some Magphos and amino on my wheat today, and after talking with agronomist a few weeks ago I said send out some teb for the gleam and a bit of moddus or equivalent for a couple of really forward fields. Anyway...
  17. MickyMook

    Frosted grazing ground

    Hello folks, hoping that someone with more experience than me can guide me on this. All our grazing ground is blackened at the tips somewhat after several weeks of nightly frosts. The worst affected is a patchy poorly established reseed. I had intended to get this stitched but for various...
  18. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!
  19. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  20. T

    Lime spreading rates.

    We've been talking about reduced lime spreading rates on the Beef & Lamb price tracker & thought it deserves it's own thread. @livestock 1 @Hilly @Highland Mule @Cab-over Pete @Skintagain @Kiwi Pete @Poorbuthappy Sorry if I've missed anyone who was in that conversation. Just to catch up...
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