England’s riverbanks and watercourses to be planted with new woodland

    England’s riverbanks and watercourses to be planted with new woodland Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread positive media coverage of our announcement of a new project launched to plant extensive woodlands along England’s riverbanks. The ‘Woodlands for Water’ project aims...
  2. JCfarmer

    Weather forecast for the month of October in Warwickshire

    And with the amount on precipitation please
  3. Exfarmer

    Boris fiddles

    An issue is raising its head which has been in the making for the last ten years,, or possibly more. However our leaders are too busy worrying about getting their skiing trips in next winter without being called out for hypocrisy that they have not noticed how this storm gathering. They have...
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    ELMS Fiasco

    Given what we know of Defra it goes without saying that this whole ELMS project is going to end up a right fiasco with endless delayed payments, endless queries, & intrusive inspections, surely for the first few years it would make far more sense to continue with the SFP but have it restricted...
  5. Jackov Altraids

    The Governments assault on livestock farming.

    The unqualified ban on live exports, the continual mal-apportioned blame for carbon emissions, an ELMS scheme that discriminates against pasture amongst other things, is this all due to lobbying by animal rights extremists or is there a real policy in Whitehall that they think there will be a...
  6. N

    Land drainage/IDB responsibly

    Question is the local river which is a main drainage Chanel for over 22000 plus HA,is silted up so bad that I am finding at least 6ft plus of bank appearing .Now this has completely blocked my only drain outlets impossible to clear because one within weeks it would be back,two I’m not allowed to...
  7. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  8. Agriland RSS

    UK’s landmark Environment Bill strengthened to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The UK government has strengthened its commitment to protect the environment for future generations with new amendments to the landmark Environment Bill. The government hopes the changes, which include strengthening the duty to set a legally binding...
  9. Just because

    Grazing clover

    Have been offered this to graze with store lambs before he ploughs and plants with wheat was a red clover and rye grass mix (clover taken over) 18ac field was going to strip graze possible buffer feed with straw/hay and other tips my first time grazing that much clover ?? Thanks
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    NEW FARMERS. ADVICE NEEDED. price per acre of grade 3 land completely floods every year. FTB

    We are looking to get into farming and are currently challenged with submitting a tender on a 130 acre FBT. problem is no matter how much research I do and talking to the farmers I know, I cannot get a guide of what might be a reasonable offer. Being new to farming I cant tell if £60 and acre is...
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    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    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? Are the...
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    Brexit again.

  13. Agriland RSS

    £2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Payments totalling £2.7 million to support farm businesses affected by the flooding and landslides in the North West in 2017 have begun to issue, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced. The floods and landslides, which took place on August 22...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Clover surge after nitrogen soars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Soaring nitrogen prices are encouraging livestock producers to consider ‘alternative’ sources such as white clover, reports Barenbrug UK. With UK-produced ammonium nitrate nudging £297/tonne in AHDB’s fertiliser price series – an increase of nearly 50...
  15. JD-Kid

    captive bolt

    hi guys strange questing how much noise dose one make as most of you know I have a few mental probs and loud noise can set me off a bit. so gave up my firearms licence cos can't be around gunshots do the captive bolts make much seeing firing a blank cheers
  16. bobk

    5.5 million EU citizens claim ......

    Settled status in the UK , wonder how many UK expats applications have been approved in the EU . not many I suspect .
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    Flatlifts and grassland.

    We have panning and need to subsoil/ flatlift. mainly loam, which has panned, over gravel/sand. Need to go down below 12" to break it. Looking at something like a Spaldings Flatlift to buy (not new!) or hire. All our ground is grazing and silage, can you mow after flatlifting assuming its done...
  18. B

    I am wanting to put in a tender for a farm and need help as no idea what to put.

    I am wanting to put in a tender for a farm it has 370 acers but its well know to flood as a river is next to it. It has a 3 bed house and a 4 bb and farm buildings. No live stock comes with it. Can some one please help as estate agents don't care as long as its a good offer. Its between...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Climate alarm: global temperature goals getting ‘beyond reach’ – IPCC report

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land” – that is according to a new report on climate change, published this morning. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has raised a “climate alarm” with the...
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    Heathrow needs to be turned into a market garden. With today's release of the latest IPCC report, and in the run-up to COP26, UK ag needs to put itself centre stage. The reason we are so often presented as being part of the problem rather than part of the solution, is that we are always...