1. B

    Animals You See, Things You Find When Mowing Grass ?

    like a lot of people, im out mowing grass for hay ? the rain we got certainly made a hell of difference when the fertilizer had just sat there for weeks in march-april ? my land , so i know the obvious places to look out for, going first round one headland that has house gardens backing on...
  2. Grassman

    What can we do if blocked in or out?

    Following on from the thread about the farmer who "moved" a car out of his drive with a telehandler just what can we do if blocked in or out of our land or on a road blocked by poor parking? In an ideal world police would come out and sort the situation very quickly but in the real world they...
  3. Agriland RSS

    McAleer: NI needs ‘carbon calculator’ to help farms prepare for net-zero

    Written by Rachel Martin Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has called on the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to develop an accurate ‘carbon calculator’ to help farms prepare for net-zero targets. McAleer said it was vital farm businesses were able to establish...
  4. RS1600BDA


    Excuse me if this is a silly question; but this year our grazing land for horses is absolutely covered in buttercups. Do they stop grass growing? If I topped the unused paddocks would it help in any way? All thoughts and advice is appreciated.(y)
  5. A

    From duals to wide singel tires.

    I have a JD6170M with 650/65R42 mainly for DD works and fertilizer spreading. We use duals when drilling and early spreading. What size 900mm singels is the same high as 650/65R42?
  6. ridger

    Potato crop 2021

    How's everyone getting on? Finally finished planting here, last night was cold once more and earlies still aren't through the ground.
  7. ZXR17

    Fibrophos v Sewage sludge

    Which is the best for raising phosphate indices ? I use both but Sewage sludge is becoming a real pain with damage caused to tracks and fields when tipped in wet conditions . There is also the smell issues when spread and also the not so beneficial ' extras ' that come with it .
  8. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers.

    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/small-farms-have-a-huge-role-to-play-in-our-sustainable-future-charles-prince-of-wales.346859/#post-7580667 Good for him i reckon.
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    How to Create the most Effective Soil Sampling Program

    With harvest either underway or on the horizon for most growers in the U.S., now is a good time to prepare for your soil sampling program. Most universities and the NRCS recommend taking soil samples in the off-season, after the last crop harvest, and before the next cash crop is planted...
  10. K

    Horse waste disposal

    Hi all. I am new to the site and came across it searching a specific query. I own a parcel of land, previous use was equestrian so not classed as agricultural, Next to a plot where the owner keeps polo ponies. The owner has been tipping all their fresh muck with horse hair and wood shaving...
  11. Cardi

    Patchwork Go

    Got an oldish Patchwork Go here and the antenna seems to have stopped working on it. Is there a reasonably priced antenna I could buy that would work with it? , or am I better off just buying a complete new setup? Only used for grassland fertilizer spreading and a bit of spraying. Cheers.
  12. K


    My wee lambed 1 week ago. I live in N. Ireland. When should l shear this wool monster? I don't want her to lose her milk as she's 2 very big lambs
  13. JJT

    Doesn't sound good

    https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/19282671.dairy-farm-disaster-linked-liquid-fertiliser/ What the hell's this fert thats being sold!
  14. 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...
  15. S

    FM-1000 and Horsch Pronto DC ISOBUS issues?

    A new to us Trimble FM-1000 with ISOBUS unlock with our some years old Horsch Pronto DC Combi Seeder. Task Controller seems to be OK for Section and Rate Control. Latest firmware on both gadgets. But to our disapointment we do not get any sound alarm from the FM-1000 when the seed of fertilizer...
  16. Wolds Beef

    New Tates

    Those of you with the above will be hoping the Jersey Blockade is kept going!! You will make a killing!! WB
  17. adam_farming

    Massey Ferguson 30 Drill or similar required for new farmer starting out

    I'm on the lookout for an MF 30 drill or similar to go behind an International 574. This autumn I'm taking on some farm land alongside my day job in agriculture and need something to plant wheat and other cereals. Must be disc coulter. Optional: markers, tramliner, end tow (unless 4m then...
  18. M

    Nitrogen 3rd pass

    What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
  19. dragonfly

    Sulky spreader, actuator stuck open.

    I've been busy fertilizer spreading for the last two days, putting on the final dose of nitrogen. The electric actuator on the left-hand side decided to stick open. Because we were busy, I decided to disconnect both electric actuators and tighten the aperture arms, so that the spreader reverted...
  20. Jerry

    Stubble Turnips - Grazing Rates (£)

    Doing some budgeting, how much do people charge for sheep keep on stubble turnips over winter? Me doing the fence moves and stock checks.