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  1. Agriland RSS

    Hydrogen could have a ‘revolutionary role’ for hard-to-abate sectors

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Hydrogen is “fast being recognised as having a potentially revolutionary role” to play in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors. This is according to SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
  2. Farm Classifieds

    Opico 8 Air seeder

    Opico 8 Air seeder Advert added by: Machinery Details Category: Tillage Drills Price: £1900 Condition: Excellent Description Opico 8 air seeder, used for OSR and cover crop establishment. Calibration tray, control box, distribution plates and land wheel drive. No pipework...
  3. Farm Classifieds

    Opico Opico 8 Air seeder

    Opico Opico 8 Air seeder Advert added by: Machinery Details Category: Tillage Drills Price: £1800 Condition: Excellent Description Opico 8 air seeder, used for OSR and cover crop establishment. Calibration tray, control box, distribution plates and land wheel drive. No...
  4. Clive

    SFI Pilot questions / thoughts

    I’m sure we are not the only farm on TFF currently trying to understand and prepare an SFI application so I thought a thread to discuss and make sense of options maybe a good idea ? Have to say not finding the help line too helpful so far ! hows anyone else getting on a d what standards /...
  5. 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...
  6. S

    Why should I stay..............

    Help me out please. Particularly those native Scots. I have spent half my life north of the border, but was born in the south. 20 plus years here. I am now after that time able to consider buying a small chunk for ourselves. However........ When I came north my lineage was not of much...
  7. F

    Situation Vacant Estate Manager & Business Administrator – Would suit a couple but individual applicants welcome.

    A diversified Estate, situated in Northwest Norfolk is looking for a dynamic and hands on Estate Manager to assist the owner with continued management and growth of the estate. The candidate will be experienced in land management schemes and software as well as being capable of managing an...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Agriland RSS

    The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A far reaching review of its tillage sector has confirmed the key role played by crop production within Northern Ireland’s farming industry. A recently published report, commissioned by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and the Ulster Arable Society...
  11. B

    Autumn grass sowing better than spring time?

    As title - have you had better luck with autumn sown grass or spring? Obviously this year spring was colder than normal, mild winter. So weather always plays its part. I’ve got small acreage and wanted to intersow into existing mixed grass pasture some timothy, cockfoot and tall fescue. Soil...
  12. 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...
  13. deeplume

    Cut or graze AB8 (Flower Rich Margins & Plots)...?

    Looking at using AB8 for some fairly big chunks of field on my next Stewardship. Do you cut or graze yours? Does anyone make hay from it? I've got cows to graze it with, so thinking that might be the easier / cheaper option but be good to have baling as a back up plan. Fairly happy that the cows...
  14. Hutchinsons News

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems Farm trials provide an excellent test-bed for the latest tools and technology in real-world situations, but often results can be considered in isolation, potentially overlooking the complex interactions across farming systems...
  15. Agriland RSS

    New spraying specialist set to join the team at Kuhn

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Kuhn Farm Machinery has increased its team of specialist sales personnel in the UK with the appointment of Rupert Greest to cover non-inversion establishment and spraying. The appointment extends this specialist team from two to three people, with...
  16. Chris F

    National Food Strategy

    I see the Nation Food Strategy due out next week has been leaked to the papers. Write up in the Times today. Aims - "break the junk food cycle" Headline - "Free fruit and Veg planned for the poor" Mentions for eating Algae instead of meat. A "meat tax" is not going to be included, but...
  17. H

    Spring cereal wholecrop yields.

    We are thinking of entering some land into AB7 in a new mid tier scheme, does anyone have any idea of the yield of spring cereals taken for wholecrop. It will be going to an AD plant, hopefully along with any ryegrass that grows in it.
  18. steveR

    Charging EV at home?

    Starting to wonder should we go EV for the runabout as a "toe in the water" exercise... I have looked around at charging options and it is obvious, a dedicate charger makes sense. However, is it possible to use Economy 7 for this task? We have PV already, feeding through an Immersun into the...
  19. D

    Foreign Agents Infiltrating Social Media

    Be aware that we never know who people are when they appear on social media. There are are evermore agents or sympathisers of malevolent foreign powers seeking to spread damaging misinformation on many different social media platforms. I have no definitive proof nor the time to investigate...
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