1. G

    Boris on the ropes

  2. Headless chicken

    Forward buying cake

    I have one company who I deal with regularly that currently have an offering on the table. Two others we deal with refusing to offer anything more than summer prices. the one with the contract offer on the table had be one of the ones to add a charge onto their contracted prices previously...
  3. T

    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I’ve got a problem with some spring barley drilled with a 750 into spring wheat stubble on March 30th. The barley has no go in it, it’s all got spindly leaves and no tillers and despite an 85% establishment it still hasn’t covered between the rows after emerging about a month ago. I’m not sure...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Sinn Féin to prioritise agriculture in NI

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Sinn Féin has confirmed that farming in Northern Ireland will remain a key priority for the party during the period ahead. However, no decision has ben taken as to whether or not if it will push for the agriculture ministry, if and when a new Stormont...
  5. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  6. Agriland RSS

    NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are generally a little ahead of normal. This is a direct result of the relatively mild spring, after a winter of good...
  7. bobk

    Our Queen is struggling

    Seems the situation since her husbands death is having a huge effect on her health The monarchy is near the end , Charles , who imo is a total git should abdicate and give the job to William .
  8. T

    Direct drilling swedes

    I'm looking into direct drilling swedes this month, what's best to spray off existing grass and how long would I need to leave it until DD the swedes in? And what variety of swedes do people recommend. Thanks.
  9. B

    Winter or spring barley?

    Specifically thinking about gross margin but also ability to smoother grass weeds. Any opinion please?
  10. A

    Wheat varieties for (or not for) direct drilling

    Hi Folks, i don't often post, i work at Rothamsted and we're hoping to set up a DD experiment with different wheat varieties. Interested in any comments on suitable or unsuitable candidates, also any comments on particular traits that might be important for direct drilling. Happy for any...
  11. Agriland RSS

    UFU president calls for immediate re-establishment of Stormont Executive

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), David Brown, is calling for the immediate re-establishment of the Stormont Executive, after the completion of this week’s Stormont Assembly elections. Northern Ireland goes to the polls tomorrow...
  12. D

    Trees - the fantasy and the reality Not really news to many on here, but not everything on the BBC website is nonsense. Not sure it’ll make it to the BBC TV channels though……
  13. W

    Guy Smiths steps down from Red Tractor

    Jumping ship because he doesn’t want to be involved with the PPI of agriculture or just had enough of politics and wants to go back to farming?
  14. M

    Root crops and grass weeds

    I cannot find the article but I’ve read recently some young farmer pontificating about the benefit of root crops (potatoes in his case) as part of his armoury against grass weeds. Basically he was renting land out to a potato grower because he believed it helped his war against grass weeds. Now...
  15. H

    British Farming Union on TFF

    Who or what is behind this ? I just spotted the section where you can join up but no explanation as to who is organising it ......or am I behind the times ?
  16. Danllan

    Cattle to wear methane-catching face-masks...

    No it's not a wind up; an award's just been made (£50k) to see this superb idea promoted; will it happen? :unsure:
  17. Agriland RSS

    DAERA urged to publish review of response to animal-welfare concerns

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has called on Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to publish the outcome of an internal review that looked at its response to animal welfare...
  18. Agriland RSS

    In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The in-field sap testing of high value crops, such as potatoes and beet, is now being recommended by agronomists as a means of ensuring that best use is made of all applied nutrients throughout the growing season. Simon Fox, from Emerald Research Ltd...
  19. H

    Kongslide Germinator

    Anyone used one of these .....are they any good ?
  20. jackrussell101

    Is Defra reckless and short sighted cutting Farm BPS payments and replacing with lower production environmental whilst the third world starve?

    Discuss. On Jeremy Vine today most interesting and highly recommend. Seems every caller in of the public was in favour of producing more food and becoming more self sufficient as a country... Can't think our looming government policy is going too look to good in 6 months time? I think Putin...