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  1. Rowland

    Fert use

    Thankfully I’m out of full time farming now but still have an interest in it . With the obvious problems with fertiliser has anyone who has all the feet they need and bought a semi decent price considered using about half of it this season and holding onto the other half for next season ? Or...
  2. Tha Ulsterscot

    To sow or not to sow ?

    I have 14 acres which was reseeded last autumn. Most of it has grass 12 inches high, so I'm wondering do I sow fertiliser on it now, or save it for the second cut? Apart from the cost of the fert. I'm going to be tramping a lot of grass down with the wheel tracks. What would you do? Ground...
  3. Cowabunga

    Fertiliser price for those that miss it in Arable section

    Just had a price for Nitram. £955/ton for artic load and CF 24-8-8 plus sulphur at £905/ton, again artic loads. If you haven’t yet secured your Spring fertiliser needs, don’t leave too long. Delivery dates now stretch two to three weeks hence and there may not be any to order again soon. Yara...
  4. Grassman

    Grassland fertiliser costings

    Trrying to figure out what to do with grassland fertiliser this season for haylage and hay production. Rough costing of 20.10.10 at £650 a tonne. Put on at 150kg acre and that's around £100 an acre. £1000 for a 10 acre field🙈😀 Options are A. Carry on at usual rate B. Cut rates down by half C...
  5. Corteva Updates

    Controlling docks between silage cuts

    Controlling docks between silage cuts Grassland farmers may need to tackle dock infestations in silage fields in the next few weeks, as the early spring led to first cuts being taken before these tough perennial weeds could be treated. Where docks are present, weed control is a small cost...
  6. Corteva Updates

    Controlling docks between silage cuts

    Controlling docks between silage cuts Grassland farmers may need to tackle dock infestations in silage fields in the next few weeks, as the early spring led to first cuts being taken before these tough perennial weeds could be treated. Where docks are present, weed control is a small cost...
  7. M

    Battery Pack Chainsaw

    Ok loads out there now, what's the best farm one to buy, will be used for some fencing/stewedship clearance, bit of wood around for the house, and some building jobs, not massive trees.
  8. hilux

    Straw and silage chopper or unroller?

    Got a feed barrier down the middle of the shed and 57ft either side. Up until now been putting a straw bale either side and bedding down by hand. Same goes for the middle of the shed feeding silage or hay. Looking to speed up the job and make it easier for myself. Not sure whether a straw...
  9. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Take control of silage quality by pre-cut testing

    Farmers are being urged to take control of silage quality this year by pre-cut grass testing to ensure grass is harvested at the optimum time. According to Lientjie Colahan, sales and technical support at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, pre-cut testing is a critical part of the silage making...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Five ideas to help boost silage quality in 2022

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Gains from improved milk prices could be eroded by high costs of nitrogen (N) fertiliser unless dairy farmers focus on producing good grass silage this season, said silage expert Ken Stroud of Volac. This includes learning lessons on cutting-date...
  11. Timbo

    Too soon for chain harrowing?

    Given the dry mild weather.. anyone cracked on yet ??
  12. A

    Thoughts.

    We have a large area of grassland for forage production. Some of it is grass following wheat of which I need to cut v early to remove the volunteers before taking a clean cut for horse production. Is it better to delay N application and hope the wheat grows faster than the ley or is it better to...
  13. H

    Mf 390t

    Anybody know if a mf 390t would handle a bale handler or double spike with two silage bales with ease. Mchale silage bales so some weight in them
  14. Deepseaman

    Hedge cutting

    New to this operation , but it has been thrown to me to look into. Firstly , do you need a creeper box , I’m bit concerned the tractor here may be too fast in first gear at pto speed . secondly , I would prefer it be three point mounted as opposed to axle mounts as the tractor does other duties...
  15. D

    3m trailered mower conditioner

    Looking for a new 3m trailered mower conditioner. It would be replacing a 20 year old krone, cutting around 200 acres a year. Currently considering either a Claas, krone or Kuhn but would be interested on people’s thoughts on other makes too?
  16. Matthew Britton

    John Deere 635 moco

    I am beginning to contemplate a replacement moco to my McHale, it is only 2018 and has done nothing but it makes me wince every time I lift it up and the tractor leans to the right. I have seen a few of these 630 635 and 530 moco’s about here for sale of the mid 20teen vintage. We only do...
  17. jackrussell101

    Nitrogen requirement for a 1 cut Westerwold then flipped over into Maize

    Trying to see if there is any way of reducing my fertiliser usage and was just wondering how much nitrogen a single cut of Westerwold would require?
  18. W

    Best single rotor rake

    As title, which is the best single rotor rake on the market.
  19. Badshot

    Injecting slurry into crops in spring

    Just thinking, there's a ban on autumn spreading, chucking it about in spring and leaving on top is allowed by EA apparently (even chicken muck). So how about injecting liquid in with a double disc type opener. Minimal disturbance, low draught to pull. Would that be an answer for digestate and...
  20. Chris F

    Lamma 2022

    All steam ahead for this show at the moment, but bad news is that New Holland have withdrawn. They had done the same from Agritechnica even before the show was cancelled. A shame though.
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