1. 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...
  2. H

    Kongslide Germinator

    Anyone used one of these .....are they any good ?
  3. 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...
  4. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.
  5. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  6. Oldmacdonald

    Is there no money in small direct drills?

    All these fancy machines from Horsch, Kuhn, Horizon - great big trailed things with a 5 tonne hopper Does the technology not still work in a 3 metre, mounted version with 500kg hopper?
  7. Agriland RSS

    New generation Mzuri iPass drill

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Despite its rather exotic name, Mzuri is a British company based in Worcestershire, which was established in response to the frustration and expense of traditional crop establishment. Its founder, Martin Lole, was dismayed at the cost of the standard...
  8. V

    Dress to impress

    Quick run around my local supermarket this afternoon. Chap in there wearing red overalls covered in sh1t. Filthy wellington boots and to top it off a dear stalker hat….he was one of our local farmers. Is this reasonable behaviour, walking around in public like a mental patient? I know it’s his...
  9. CPM RSS

    Oilseed rape – The future of OSR

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The oilseed rape planted area looks on the up, with establishment lessons and advancing plant genetics taking the crop to places it’s never been before. CPM attended a Limagrain briefing in Lincolnshire in March to find out more. by Melanie Jenkins...
  10. CPM RSS

    De-risking OSR – Chasing profits, not rainbows

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF At the end of the rainbow lies a crock of gold, black gold. The trouble is chasing rainbows is a notoriously risky business. CPM investigates how to achieve something that in recent years has seemed increasingly impossible for many growers. Although...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Is a 15m dribble bar to spread slurry destined to become the norm?

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The fading of the splash plate in favour of ground level application of slurry has led to the adoption of 7.5m as being the standard width for dribble bar-type booms. Yet the industry never stands still, and can barely see any sort of standard without...
  12. G

    Growing Sunflowers in Kent

    Hi everyone, new to the forum so let me know if this is the wrong place to post this. I've started working with a local farmer and we are planning on growing a trial crop of sunflowers down in Kent. We have 5 acres that we have dedicated to it this year. We want to know the specifications...
  13. Alistair Nelson

    Andrew Ward's Drill Demo Day

    Anybody go? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Watching the first video on Youtube ground conditions looked testing with wet clay land and the soil pit actually filling with water overnight!! Interested to hear people who went thoughts? Cheers Alistair
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    Greater consideration needed regarding Welsh farms – report

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The overall takeaway of a new report published today (Thursday, April 7) is that greater consideration should be taken by governments with regards to the impact of policies on Welsh farms. The House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee published The...
  15. Fuzzy

    St. Albans Diocessan Board of Finance - Selling ag land from under Tenant (fbt)

    Anyone had land fbt sold from under them by SADBF Advice and help needed ???
  16. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Getting the most out of grazing this spring

    Getting the most out of grazing this spring Harnessing the full value of grass at turnout provides a prime opportunity for dairy farmers to boost margins and will prove particularly crucial this year as input costs remain at an all-time high.
  17. D

    Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

    With input price inflation high, is anybody considering suspending production for a year?
  18. Kevtherev


    Evening all I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men. Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix. Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems. Establishment methods/grazing management etc
  19. P

    Changing to no till on 300 acres

    We are looking to move down the regen route, mob grazing and no till, we have around 300 acres of arable (decent ground thats been pretty much spring barley and winter wheat for years) that we are looking to direct drill after a cover crop next year, there is another part of the farm that when I...
  20. Badshot

    Which clover/legume is fastest establishing after harvest?

    Looking to dd clover or similar into wheat stubbles to be my overwinter covers, may add some cheap grass seed if there's any available to give variety. Will any establish fast enough to be useful? Or is it a waste of effort? I graze them normally too. Some will be terminated early march...