1. F

    Combination maize drill

    Does anyone use or know how maize drilling works with a precision drill attached to power harrow. 4 rows on a 3 metre harrow?
  2. D

    How late glyphosate before crop emergence?

    Anybody any experience of applying glyphosate post drilling and had a problem due to it catching the emerging crop? I have done a couple of acres of beet as a trial just before the seedlings break through the surface in a particularly weedy patch so I guess I’ll soon know but just wondered if...
  3. Classichay

    Weed wiper glyphosate

    afternoon all, just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And...
  4. nick...

    Seeding wet spots not drilled

    Got about 3 acres that were left as I’d have got stuck had I tried to drill them.on 3 separate fields I should add.will cultivate to level the mess when dry enough and intend to drill something into the bare soil.rape will follow a couple of bits.what do the TFF massive reccomend.needs to be...
  5. Farmer Fin

    Generic vs R&D chems

    Does anyone know of any independent trials comparing like for like products? It seems like the big chem companies like to tell everyone their stuff is better and the major distributors like to go with that. I have a background in animal health where generics are probably more used than the R&D...
  6. Hillside

    Roller mounted grass seeder.

    How successful at establishing grass is mounting an air seeder with pipes like an Opico onto either Cambridge or flat rollers?
  7. L

    Reducing competition when overseeding

    We have a direct drill on a Beef and sheep unit in West Wales , and do quite a few acres yearly . We have found the use of grass coated in Pronitro ,, which is a nitrogen coating really gets things going . However we Typically we have been spraying the grass off with glyphosate , before...
  8. Clive

    Manganese group buy - from £460 per IBC

    FarmDeals has a group buy on right now for IBC’s of 15%. Manganese Sulphate at £460 / 1000 L (46p/L) This is a great price that i dont think anyone else can get near I’ve just ordered x4 but we need to get to 20 IBC’s before the 6th April to get the deal, only the 20 available at this price...
  9. W


    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  10. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – The might of the microbe

    Written by cpm Download PDF From the AD unit to the soils, every operation for one Oxon grower revolves around ensuring there’s a thriving community of micro-organisms working hard to produce goodness in a low carbon system. CPM explores. By Tom Allen-Stevens At the back of the spray shed there...
  11. tr250

    Thinking of having one last go at osr???

    Looking at market report this morning osr is £447 delivered am I silly in thinking about trying it? I’m thinking direct drill mid July very thick as soon as w barley is off leave until November and graze it down with sheep and come back in the spring and decided whether to plant spring crop or...
  12. Pasty

    Small Ragwort

    I've just noticed some small plants, about primrose size that look like ragwort in a wooded part of the farm near a stream. Not the tall stemmy jobs you would expect but fully in flower. Is there a kind of junior version? I'll keep an eye on it over the year. So far off limits from animals.
  13. westwood

    Stewardship establishment costs

    Have been asked to manage and establish a mid tier scheme. Would involve spraying, cultivating, rolling, drilling etc for AB9 wild bird cover plots and AB8 wild flower areas and margins. Topping later in the year. All small bits in corners of fields up to about 1 ha. Would like to charge by the...
  14. H

    Iron affecting ag chems?

    I’ve recently built an iron filter for my pig unit. It’s supposed to increase the efficacy of water medications, as the iron particles bond to the medicine. Does iron cause the same problems with ag chems? If so, I should be using filtered water for spraying. This would involve buying another tank.
  15. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES) To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  16. G

    Poll: Should NFU be lobbying AIC to change their rules?

    So, as we know, AIC have a set of rules which make market access for imported grains into our UK mills relatively easy. Yet the AIC rules make it much more difficult for UK produced grain to access these UK markets. Crazy isn't it. This is a straight forward issue, and one which is...
  17. D

    Mite be having a dabble at DD but what cover crop?

    Ok I’ve not been the biggest fan of DD I will admit but been having a think about one field in particular it’s thin soil chalky free draining and is a bugger to plough so going forwards it’s maybe time to do something different current crop is wheat and was thinking S barley next then S oats...
  18. B

    Grass reseed

    Hi all, Got an old 30+ yr old ley in need of a reseed. I'd prefer not to plough as the ground is on the edge of low lying wet woodland and is riddled with roots. The chap that last ploughed it 3 decades ago said it was the worst day of his life! It was sprayed off in September, roughly...
  19. organicguy

    How do you kill ivy growing in and under a wall?

    As per title just taken on a field with a pointed wall tight against the road. It is covered in ivy and I don,t want the expense of rebuilding the wall. Have cut as much back with the hedgecutter as I can but how do i prevent re growth? Og
  20. David.

    Spring linseed advice please.

    May end up with some this year, what variety stands/combines easily, etc? Imagine yield percentage is secondary to other factors perhaps, has linseed moved on any in 10yrs since I last had a fairly unsatisfying attempt at it?