1. Andy26

    AB12: Supplementary winter feeding for farmland birds, cost versus payment

    Got to start feeding out AB12 once a week from tomorrow, had to order in a complete mix (bit of a faux pas not holding a few tonnes back wheat back), had a range of quotes from £450-700/t. Settled for £480/t delivered. The Mid tier AB12 payment is £632/tonnes, so from my £480/t that leaves...
  2. ajd132

    Spring beans or spring oats

    Had 110ha destined for winter beans but seed delivery way behind when we think it’s optimal for decent zero till winter beans to be drilled. Shall I order some spring bean seed or shall I plant spring oats, I’ve got the nitrogen in the shed and farm saved seed. I am erring towards the oats...
  3. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  4. bobk

    Red tractor statement on level playing field
  5. Farmdeals

    Albatross Biostimulant available

    Albatross® - Biostimulant Nurture and protect your crops with Albatross® The root to higher yields, you’ll sea! Albatross® is a highly concentrated liquid extract of the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum that promotes healthier, higher yielding crops by increasing resource use efficiency...
  6. CPM RSS

    Don’t delay blackgrass tidy up, warns Hutchinsons

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Agronomy firm Hutchinsons is urging growers to push on carefully with follow-up grassweed herbicide treatments as long as conditions allow this autumn, rather than risk delaying control until the spring. Mild weather combined with good levels of...
  7. JP1

    Andrew Marr leaving BBC "to get his own voice back"
  8. Y

    Corn/grain maize in uk?

    Fascinates me how corn is now grown for grain in so many areas it never used to be, Just curious how much is grown in Uk for dry grain? In my area in Ontario(canada) corn for grain wasn't even a popular thing before 2000ish neither was soybeans but now they make up a big chunk of the crops in...
  9. Hooch

    Strip till

    Does anyone strip till for maize and if so what does it cost ?
  10. Interagro News

    Albatross - A NEW biostimulant to nurture and protect

    A NEW seaweed biostimulant to nurture and protect Albatross is a NEW and highly concentrated cold pressed extract of the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum that promotes healthier, higher yielding crops by increasing resource use efficiency and protection against stressful growing conditions...
  11. Anymulewilldo

    Drilling Maize

    Long story short, been offered 160acre farm very close. All seems right. Only catch is they want me too work and drill the 6acre of maize cover crop for the shoot there. The bloke they had before was useless, half the crops never got drilled and if they did never got sprayed or fert. Result is...
  12. Agriland RSS

    He-Va goes underground with Stealth subsoiler

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Dragging a subsoiler through a field is usually considered the preserve of a big tractor on heavy land. However, the Danish implement manufacturer He-Va, has taken the concept of below-surface cultivation a step further with its new Stealth subsoiler...
  13. D

    Load it yourself!

    More and more I hear from lorry drivers that they are asked to load their own lorries using the farmers equipment as often there is nobody around. Some are rightly not very happy about it. I wouldn’t have thought this was acceptable in terms of putting the driver’s true working hours over the...
  14. Steevo

    Unaccountable organisations.....

    So....we've had: The Environment Agency and their 100ft drain issue Red Tractor and their double standards of UK grain vs imported Natural England and @ajcc NFU and their denial of ownership of Red Tractor These are just a few examples of bodies failing in their own remit but hypocritically...
  15. Timmy k

    Who runs their own shoot

    From other threads I see alot of you enjoy a days shooting, do any of you run your own or do you just buy your days as and when. And if its your own is it for social or economic purposes.
  16. MX7

    Why not broadcast cereals with a fertiliser spreader to save the cost of a drill?

    Now that grain drills are such a horrendous price, I was wondering if anybody of you have broadcast cereal seed on a field or two, as a trial . The work rate using a fert spreader to spread cereal seed at 24mtr or more would be a game changer. If then followed with a 12mtr wide set of heavy drag...
  17. J

    Wear parts cost/ha

    I am working with a company in the wear parts sector and trying to establish the approximate annual spend on soil engaging wear parts per ha. I realise there are many variables like the cultivation method, crop type, soil type, wet year versus dry year etc but wondered if there are any members...
  18. Natallia @PlantWorks

    Increase the impact of nitrogen inputs on your spring wheat

    We report here on the second blog on wheat trials using SMART ROTATIONS 3 (SR3) liquid bacteria sprayed on wheat in 2019-2020. This work has been undertaken ‘on farm’ and has been statistically analysed using combine readings through QGIS and R-studio. Results: Applied on-farm in...
  19. Sir loin

    Is it too late to stich in clover.

    Was thinking of feeding clover seed mixed in with some oats/barley to my finishing lambs as a way of stitching in some clover to help combat next years nitrogen costs. With climate change giving us milder winters would this be a waste of time and money?
  20. Danllan

    That letter from Jean Castex...

    Of course we all know Mr Castex is the French PM, and so is at the top of French, perhaps even European, politics; but what we didn't know is that he wants to give Boris Johnson as much political help as he can. Mr Castex has, it seems, written to the 'President' of the EC - UvdL - to ensure...