If there were no livestock to eat it? Are we so dependent on it now that as much would still be grown?
Would we save the planet as we are told? or would we grow even more to replace meat, cooking fat, etc.
Normally try and drill first ten days of October but last two years have been caught by heavy storms just after drilling that has gone on for months, thinking of going early this time, what's are others doing ?
We have too much to chopped straw in a couple of fields which have already been LD flatlifted.
Thinking about borrowing a rake to drag it to the margin
Any suggestions on legal ways of removing it please?
Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons.
Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows...
Who's got them?
What do you put in them?
I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
The surprising bit is it is also Paraquat ready. Paraquat is banned now but having used it extensively when it wasn't I am surprised to see resistance...
Got a few corrugated steel bins (20ft high 60t capacity, I think). Wanting to move them out of a dutch barn a short distance perhaps for glamping.
Do you think it is possible to move them without dismantling - say hoisting them up with a long telehandler arm??
You've heard about the lab-grown meat future that the Davos/WEF lot want for us. It seems a distant prospect to most of us. But maybe not. Like a co-ordinated pincer movement they are...
I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest.
I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn.
Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
Wondering if anyone can advise some good resources on organic farming for me to learn from? Any textbooks, online websites or books I can buy on the matter. I’ve a degree in science and so have a particular interest in studying farming and coming at things from a scientific...
Got a reseed that is just full of fat hens 🤦♂️
I took the chance as it was sprayed off and put a decent amount of clover in the mix. Now I’m staring at a bloody mess. Have put ewes on it and obviously they are loving the grass but it’s becoming obvious as they eat it down how bad the bloody...
Re-drilling my winter bird cover after it failed. Pale persicaria, redshank and fat hen took over. Sprayed off yesterday, drilled today and despite my bum being clenched for the whole time, I managed to drill 2.5ha with only one blockage. Astonished.
Pre emerge didn't work of pdm as was too dry. Too hot and dry for kerb and that didn't work.
Now have a lovely crop of fat hen, sow thistle, chickweed and knotweed.
Graminicides are OK but need something for broadleaves. Was reading in Canada they us salsa, the osr herbicide? Anyone any ideas...
anyone grow this?.....whats it like to establish/weed control?.....can it make hay?...though nutrient depletion could be a problem :scratchhead: .......grazing wise what sorta lsu can it reasonably support without falling foul of regs:scratchhead: