drought

  1. Agriland RSS

    Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Potato packer Wilson’s Country is confirming that approximately half of this year’s maincrop is now out of the ground. However, growers throughout the country are reporting significant variations in yields. “The weather has remained good over...
  2. 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...
  3. T

    Afghanistan kids starving

    UNICEF advertising on TV that kids in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition and looking for money How can this be the case after only 2 Months since withdrawal?
  4. Bald Rick

    What are YOU doing to mitigate against Climate Change?

    It’s an interesting thought whether you believe in it or not. I have to confess I have done nothing. In fact, probably worse as we plough a lot albeit we are intending to look at strip till for maize To be honest, it will only be cost saving measures we adopt to the benefit of the business...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Deep thinking from Rauch with latest machine

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Making machines that spread fertiliser has always been the primary business of Rauch. That focus has shifted a little as its latest offering is designed to place granules up to 25cm below the soil surface. Known as DeePot 25.1, the applicator has...
  6. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  7. JP1

    Chris Packham to deliver petition to rewild Balmoral today

    I gather Chris has called upon the Royal Family to take the lead in rewilding I heard a clip where he stated that Balmoral’s 60000 acres are “barren” and should be turned in to a temperate rain forest...
  8. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  9. Ffermer Bach

    Carbon Neutral Milk

    Meet the British dairy farmers fighting back against the vegan plant-milk boom The creators of a pioneering, carbon-neutral product hope to reignite the nation's thirst for cow's milk BySue Quinn4 October 2021 • 6:00am Francis Clarke, MD of Trewithen Dairy which is pioneering a carbon-neutral...
  10. J

    uk going gm

    no thread on this? it could be the biggest elephant the eu could restrict all your ag exports let alone the carry on here in irl with the border
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 15

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 15 With the following articles: Introduction The 3.5% Rule Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds Blackgrass Control Agroforestry: Learning from four Pioneers Solid...
  12. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  13. Agriland RSS

    Future regulation of gene editing an important ‘first step’ says NFU

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland National Farmers’ Union (NFU) vice president Tom Bradshaw has called yesterday’s government announcement regarding the future regulation of gene editing an important ‘first step towards a properly functioning legislative system’. “The world’s climate...
  14. D

    So is this the post Brexit Utopia we were promised?

    There was a new golden dawn promised by arch Brexiteers if we left the EU. The reality so far, while we await the belated sunrise, which I’m sure will happen: is partially unharvested fruit and vegetable crops, galloping inflation, a chronic shortage of delivery drivers, chaotic scenes at fuel...
  15. Matt

    GS4 legume and herb mixes v's a PRG grazing ley

    The people who have planted a GS4 option how are you finding they are performing against a decent grazing ley? Drought resistance/tolerance better I assume? Take Nitrogen prices out of the equation as any crop that doesn't need that looks more attractive at present. we would be medium clay...
  16. Agriland RSS

    G20 countries urged to increase support for farmers in Afghanistan

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging G20 countries to increase support for rural farmers in Afghanistan. Among Afghanistan’s many challenges, it is “urgent that the international community tackle the dramatic hunger risk conditions...
  17. MDPI

    Conservation Agriculture as a System to Enhance Ecosystem Services 2021

    by Somasundaram Jayaraman,Yash P. Dang ,Anandkumar Naorem ,Kathryn L. Page 2,* and Ram C. Dalal 1 - ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh, India 2 - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia 3...
  18. britt

    No till spring beans

    Is anybody doing any good with notill spring beans ? I had a good crop about 6 years ago, but done no good since. There always seems to be a reason, wet spring late sowing, dry spring after drilling, too shallow because the discs were too worn etc. A friend that ploughs before drilling often...
  19. Clive

    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?
  20. D

    A Better Bottom Sieve

    The bottom sieve on my old JD 1085 has never been that special and now it’s nearly worn out I was wondering if there are better aftermarket replacements. The problem with the old sieve is that by the time you have opened it up to cope with a reasonable flow it is no longer rows of holes but just...
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