1. Bigjon44

    Winter beans

    Anyone's beans come through the ground yet??!! Planted ours back at start of November and still not showing!
  2. Agriland RSS

    Grain and feed market volatility set to continue amid weather conditions

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Grain and feed market volatility looks set to continue over the coming months as pressure persists on global supply chains, according to Gill Gallagher, CEO of the Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA). She confirmed that feed prices have...
  3. E

    Risk assessment/health and safety policy requirements for Red Tractor

    Before we start, I accept that these are two of the most contentious topics on this forum. However. I understand that even small farms are now required to have a health and safety policy (including farm risk assessment) to comply with the new standards. I am reluctantly going to carry on as a...
  4. H

    Yukon seed

    Did anyone no till Yukon spring beans last spring and if so did they find any difference to establishment compared with either victor or lynx 🤔
  5. JCfarmer

    Power harrow pto speed and forward speed

    Most combi drills come with a hydraulic fan nowadays so no need to run the power harrow full pelt to run fan. Running the power harrow at a slower speed of say 600 (if conditions allow) would require more power or would be easier to drive allowing a faster forward speed?
  6. S

    North Shropshire Big Liberal Win

    Well that's the Liberals winning with a 5925 majority, apparently a 34.2% swing for them. As a former moderate Conservative voter, I'm finding this hilarious, hopefully Bojo is finally getting his comeuppance. He's a disgusting compulsive liar, who I could never have voted for, maybe I'm not...
  7. MX7

    Why are Velcourt not direct/zero drilling on a large scale?

    As above, as I thought they made themselves out to be a progressive farming business. :scratchhead:
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agroforestry: Learning from four pioneers

    Agroforestry: Learning from four pioneers Interested in agroforestry, but don’t know quite where to start? Four pioneers shared their expertise in an excellent knowledge exchange session at Groundswell. Written by Mike Abram More farmers and landowners than perhaps ever before are starting...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide?

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide? Written by James Warne form Soil First Farming Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO has been used for years to improve the distribution and performance of soil acting residual herbicides along with other uses such as a solvent, coolant, and...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds

    Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds 327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement 1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Neil White

    Farmer Focus – Neil White 2021 has seen me, after 5 years, drill into cover crops for the first time. I had a big volunteer oat crop due to cutting wet oats at harvest, which I left into winter. Every cloud has a silver lining though as this then provided some winter grazing for a neighbour’s...
  12. Flat 10

    Red Tractor suspension for a rejected load of grain?

    I thought this was the case that if you were rejected for having ergot or mouse poo in your grain you were suspended? I hope I am as I cannot find out having spent half an hour on RT's website. Can anybody point me in the direction of the relevant piece of paper? Thanks
  13. Greythundercloudys

    This time next month, virus.

    After today's numbers, probably buy the first weeks of January there will be way over 100000 a day. I think after Xmas day the country will shut again for a month. This get a jag won't hold it back in the end it will be out of control, Johnstone always playing it up but that expert looked and...
  14. Claydon Drills

    Claydon to launch a new 9m mounted Straw Harrow at LAMMA 2022

    The new 9m mounted Claydon Straw Harrow. Claydon developed its new 9m mounted Straw Harrow, being launched at LAMMA 2022, to bridge the gap between the company’s popular 7.5m mounted and 12.5m trailed models. Manufactured in the UK by Claydon, European market leader in direct strip seeding crop...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs and...
  16. AMTEC | Ellis Machinery


    The farming landscape is changing and at AMTEC we want to gain some insight into how the farmers of Britain are reacting to those changes. Will the traditional farming methods be gone forever? Would our ancestors recognise the farms we run today? Or will the original farming methods stand the...
  17. CPM RSS

    Soil management – Soil Sense

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Soil management can’t possibly change fast enough to counter basic payment cuts. But farmers, advisers and machinery makers are increasingly determined to have a go, Charles Abel reports. Natural biology and rooting are what structure soils, which...
  18. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – Establishing profits

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Using risk management strategies is essential for keeping oilseed rape in the rotation for one Northamptonshire grower. CPM finds out how his latest investment in a broadcasting system has been part of that. Autocasting helps to conserve soil...
  19. Manney

    Anyone signed up for the SFI Pilot?

    Who on TFF has signed up to the SFI Pilot? What options have you chosen? My agreement started 1st December and I have opted for grassland soil advanced standards, improved grassland intermediate standards and hedgerow introductory standards. So far the process has been pretty straight forward...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Crop development report posing optimism for wheat yields

    The latest crop development report published last Friday (03 Dec) estimated winter wheat conditions significantly better year-on-year. In the latest report, 84% of wheat was rated good-excellent, up from 57% at the same point last year. Only 9% was rated fair, versus 23% last year. The last...