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  1. jacobl741

    Bale slicer

    Wanted bale slice mchale 994 or similar
  2. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  3. GOV.UK RSS

    Soil Health Action Plan to be launched

    Soil Health Action Plan to be launched Written by Defra Press Office A Soil Health Action Plan (SHAPE) for England will be published to restore the health of our soils, Lord Goldsmith announced in a speech in the House of Lords yesterday (Wednesday 8 September). During a debate in the...
  4. Selectamatic

    Chicken Muck...

    Hello, I've been offered some chicken muck. It wont cost me much, and am keen to take it. I will spread it on some stubble ground and plough it in. Am I doing the right thing? Is there anything to worry about? Roughly, how much to the acre should I be spreading...? Thanks for your help. :)
  5. Stags Agri

    DISPERSAL SALE OF COMBINE, 4 TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, RTV, FULL RANGE OF MACHINERY - 28/09/2021

    New Barton Farm, Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0EE Tue 28 September 2021 DISPERSAL SALE OF COMBINE, 4 TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, RTV, FULL RANGE OF ARABLE & GRASSLAND MACHINERY, LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT On behalf of Messrs TJ & CA Jakins PLEASE NOTE ONLINE BIDDING WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ALL TRACTORS...
  6. beardface

    Rewilding

    https://www.positive.news/environment/rewilding-sixty-years-ago-scientists-let-a-farm-rewild-heres-what-happened/ Interesting article about a study done into how long it takes for self sown woodland to establish. Perhaps the government would find it easier and more cost effective, to simply...
  7. Greythundercloudys

    Who is going to kelso.

    I'm not, to soft for my place, but who's going and what's on the shopping list, supposed to be all outside no big tents this year. Should be a good sale, cabbage feed Suffolks anyone.
  8. 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...
  9. Jsmith2211

    Spray license

    Hello all, I'm looking at digging our old sprayer out of the shed and fixing the pump then using it for spraying off grassland and round the borders of fields with roundup. It's only a 12m sprayer so can't do the arable with it. Do I need a sprayer license for that? I was thinking I could...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Pottinger hits record turnover in its 150th year

    Written by Charles O'Donnell from Agriland Austrian agricultural machinery company Pottinger has hit a new record turnover in the 2020/2021 financial year – to coincide with the 150th anniversary of its founding. The business achieved a turnover of €405 million in the most recent financial...
  11. S

    Glyphosate again

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/09/02/a-message-to-the-eu-address-the-real-public-health-crisis-by-banning-glyphosate/ I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...
  12. S

    Why can't wind fallen trees be cleared?

    I know of 2 estates where wind fallen trees cannot be cleared but I don't know why
  13. Ffermer Bach

    What do we think of Drax?

    Britain backs bio-mass energy in race to hit emissions targets Burning renewable trees promises carbon-free power – but it may not stack up ByRachel Millard2 March 2020 • 6:00am Burning wood chips for power is controversial CREDIT: Daniel Lewis Rising and falling with the tides of the Humber...
  14. Defra Farming

    Measuring success: the role of self-assessment

    Measuring success: the role of self-assessment Written by Alice Groom This is a guest post written by Alice Groom, a Senior Policy Officer at the RSPB. Farmers can play a critical role in tackling the nature and climate crises, but do they also have an important role in assessing the health...
  15. Surgery

    Can I still spread sh1t

    As above can or can’t I ? spoke to our local water authority re sludge spreading and it would seem they are seriously considering taking the ea to court over this debacle , nfu are you thinking of the same ?
  16. Agriland RSS

    Soil testing in new NI measures is a great stepping stone

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland I heartily agree with the principle now being espoused by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland, to the effect that future area-based support payments must be underpinned by a commitment on the part of...
  17. 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...
  18. R

    CTF

    Evening, i’m new to no till. How important is CTF for no till to work and is it possible to do on grassland as I’m a mixed dairy farm?
  19. D

    Warham Camp, Norfolk

    Warham Camp is an excellent example of an Iron Age fort. Free entry, great place for an educational wander and a picnic. On top of being a scheduled monument, it is also a SSSI specifically due to the tightly grazed chalk grassland and the rare flowers and butterflies that thus thrive. In...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Controlling grassland weeds now sets up pastures for optimal growth next spring

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The weather this spring was not conducive to dealing with grassland weeds. Many, such as docks, thistles, and nettles, have grown on, set seed and dominated a greater area than before. However, all is not lost. Recent mild and wet weather means now is...
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