1. sjt01

    EA, river pollution and the BBC go to 4 mins 30 secs in. Farming is not the problem!
  2. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  3. Chris F

    There is no such thing as the wild in the UK?

    So much talk about re-wilding in the news. I've never liked the concept as its seems to be a dream in someone's head about what nature does when left to itself. But the wild - as in lets say 1,000 or 10,000 years ago, just does not exist any more in my opinion. There are 70 million people in...
  4. ploughman1963

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - autumn spreading of manures

    This is well worth a listen click here
  5. CopperBeech

    Great article in The Times
  6. W

    Calf will not suck cow!

    Has anyone seen a new born calf which will simply not suck the cow or bottle or anything???? We have loads of calves born and not a problem above the usual where it might take a day to train one to suck a cow with a low/rough udder etc. but this fec'r is different and just will not take...
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    FLS to introduce biodegradable tree shelters

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Following up on one of its Climate Change Plan commitments to reduce its plastic waste, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is introducing biodegradable tree shelters. The step comes after FLS’ procurement team held discussions with shelter supplier...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    A Sustainable South African Story

    Written by Justin Platt I was very fortunate to grow up on a farm in the beautiful Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. With no real agricultural experience to speak of, my father left the family printing business in the late 1950s and established us on 500 acres of farmland, a small fry...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Tom Sewell

    December 2021 The good the bad and the ugly! As I sit here on the 30th November furiously tapping away to get this written for tomorrows deadline I reflect on what has happened since I last wrote. My last piece mentioned how well the crops looked before harvest! How things have changed in...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    The Face of Farming Leadership

    Written by Chris Fellows Some people are born to be leaders, most just learn on the way. The latter seems to be how it works in farming. Our leaders are bred. Groomed though various roles to be the right mix of farmer and business we need to represent us. I’ve had the pleasure in meeting some...
  12. Rowland

    Ed Sheeran wants to rewild the Country

    Apparently Ed wants to rewild the UK to offset his carbon footprint over the last few years. I just wonder were all of his fans will get there food from...
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Practical Soil Biology

    Written by Robert Patton from Plantworks UK ‘It was a new day yesterday but by God it’s an old day now’. The briefest of reflections on the COVID I could dream up, courtesy of Jethro Tull (worthy of pointing out to the younger audience not the chap that developed the seed drill). While we...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Inspiration, Innovation and Insight at Groundswell 2021

    We weren’t quite sure how many people we could cram into the Groundswell site this year. We’d redesigned the layout, erected some large tents as lecture halls with double spaced seats to comply with covid restrictions and taken no end of advice from experts who all appeared to be making...
  15. steveR

    Equine yard shavings composting

    Thought this might be of interest to one or two. I have a small contract to collect and tip horse yard litter and shavings, which I then spread here on the arable land, to all help the OM buildup on my sandy soils. As many will know this stuff takes an age to break down to something useful...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Oxford Farming Conference: In-person attendance cancelled

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland In light on the ongoing Covid-19 situation, in-person attendance for the 2022 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has been cancelled. The virtual proportion of the conference – centered around the theme ‘Routes to Resilience’- will still go ahead, with the...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Oxford Farming Conference: A statement

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With deep sadness, the Oxford Farming Conference council is cancelling the in-person attendance of the 2022 conference. The event is a culmination of 12 months of work and with some amazing speakers from all over the world. Our digital package will...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agroforestry: Learning from four pioneers

    Agroforestry: Learning from four pioneers Interested in agroforestry, but don’t know quite where to start? Four pioneers shared their expertise in an excellent knowledge exchange session at Groundswell. Written by Mike Abram More farmers and landowners than perhaps ever before are starting...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes

    Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes Mark is a farmer and agronomist from Withybrook in Warwickshire. After starting with ADAS in 1996 and working with NIABTAG, AICC and Agrii he was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to evaluate the role agronomists play in stewarding pesticide use. Think of...
  20. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...