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    5 acre regenerative pasture experiment

    I have about 5 acres of badly managed pasture which I am looking to put into a more diverse regenerative/conservation grazing system. The field was put into a 3 year grass ley about 15 years ago. It is split into drought prone sand consisting mainly of very unproductive ryegrass and ragwort and...
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    TFF top 10 cliche chart....

    Still at number one after 5 years.... " Chip on your shoulder " New entry at number 2...... " Echo chamber " Non mover at number 3....... " Why is this in Agricultural Matters " Number 4....... " Throwing toys out of the pram " At number...
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
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    Trace elements/snake oil/biologics/N Inhibitors etc etc

    It's that time of year again, soon be time to start splashing about miniscule amounts of trace elements in the hope of hitting top yields. Over the last few years I've moved to using Combitop (Mn,S,Mg,Zn) on all the cereals, usually using 5kg/Ha in each pass which costs about £10-£13/ha...
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    concrete cracks

    Her indoors has demanded that I do something about these minor cracks in the path next to the house. What should I fill them with? N.B. size 11 boot toe cap for scale.
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    Beet growers have a neonic seed treatment for 2021

    Statement on the decision to issue – with strict conditions – emergency authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed in 2021 Published 8 January 2021 Contents The process for assessment and decision-making The requirements for emergency authorisation The...
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    Nature Notes

    I thought maybe we could have a recurring thread where we post any interesting bits of info on nature we notice during our every day work. To start; I have been depressed by the fact that last year I didn't hear a single woodpecker drumming or yaffling in our wood despite having all 3 normally...
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