establishment

  1. hally

    Reseed Nitrogen

    Often have the question asked of me, when to apply nitrogen on a new grass reseed, in the seedbed or after establishment. Just wondering what’s everybody’s opinion on this.
  2. YELROM

    Leather jackets

    Is there anyway of controlling leather jackets other than cultivation We have a field of spring barley that has been destroyed by them. The only place there is a crop is where we did some drainage in winter and we power harrowed over the repaired drains and any dumper wheelings and the crop is...
  3. beardface

    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
  4. M

    DD an idiots guide please!

    Does such thing exists? I know all farms and soils are different but the 10 top critical points would be very helpful for many people. Where I’m struggling is that we’re a small mixed farm and getting straw off in a wet year always makes a mess (turning,baling,stacking and then loading) and...
  5. MX7

    Are supermarkets manipulating customers towards Veganism?

    I ask the above, as I have just read this weeks Waitrose Weekend magazine and it looks to me if nearly all the recipes are slanted towards vegan recipes. Chicken and lamb are mentioned in a few recipes but hardly any recipes include , beef or pork. Just to add we only shop at Waitrose...
  6. Andrew B

    Soil carbon is a highly flawed climate policy ?

    These two articles by By David Pannell ( from Australia) has certainly made me think https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/04/346-soil-carbon-1/ https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/05/347-soil-carbon-2/ The comments section is worth reading too as I believe these policies are going to...
  7. Sprayer 1

    Spring barley poor germination,

    Anyone else experienced poor germination this spring when dd with the simtech? Thinking it may of been because the soil was cold at drilling. Anyone else found this?
  8. Agriland RSS

    Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland’s agri-food higher education campuses (CAFRE) are set to undergo a transformation as part of a £75 million investment. Announcing the plans, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots said CAFRE campuses will underpin future...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Could maize replace grass silage shortfalls?

    Written by John Swire The cold and dry conditions in April significantly reduced grass growth. Many farmers were forced to take very early and light cuts of first cut grass silage as fields failed to bulk up as expected. Although recent rain came at the right time for aftermaths and could help...
  10. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  11. onesiedale

    Maybe ploughing is the answer?

    :unsure: According to the Irish experts, 16" deep too!:eek: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/ploughing-grass-could-result-in-the-sequestration-of-more-carbon-620285
  12. ADAS

    National Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Management Study Extended

    This year’s study is designed to build on last year's results by comparing and contrasting farm experience under last autumn’s generally better crop establishment conditions to provide increasingly ... Continue reading...
  13. AHDB Podcast RSS

    274: Pork: Choosing a sward mix for 'grazing' pigs

    274: Pork: Choosing a sward mix for 'grazing' pigs Written by AHDB This week’s guests: Andrew Palmer, Knowledge Exchange Manager, AHDB Ed Bramham-Jones, Head of Farming and Water, Norfolk Rivers Trust Rob McGregor, Outdoor pig farmer Chris Gooderham, Head of Market Specialists (Dairy &...
  14. P

    Miscanthus

    Anyone able to shed light on the growing of Miscantus and ROI?
  15. Exfarmer

    Construction industry losing red diesel

    Sorry if this has been posted before. With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks. Cant see many farmers...
  16. TheTallGuy

    You simply can't win...

    https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/06/ersatz-hedge-debasing-englands-rural-landscape-plastic-wrapped-trees
  17. M

    Stubble to stubble rates

    What are people currently charging/being charged for a simple stubble to stubble operation on combinable cropping land?
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever Converting a standard land metered drill into a variable rate drill has never been easier or more affordable with the launch this spring of a new variable drill conversion kit, Omnia E-Seed. Developed by leading crop production specialists...
  19. CPM RSS

    Battling the beetle – Cover all bases

    Written by cpm There’s a whole host of measures currently surfacing that seem to help oilseed rape through those crucial early stages. CPM talks to two growers for whom it’s not so much which, but how many of these are implemented that brings results. It’s not just the variety that makes the...
  20. bobk

    Will Scotland vote Leave ?

    Possibly .imo
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