1. Muddyroads

    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Hopefully this will copy across from this morning’s Sunday Times: I do tend to go through life with a general sense that everything will be all right in the end. Yes, we are told every 20 minutes that soon the Earth will be a superheated ruin that’s no longer capable of supporting even...
  2. G

    Prairies flooded

    Canadian prairies are too wet to seed. Mid west usa burning up Watch markets monday
  3. tomlad

    Red diesel storage

    Few things changing here so im have to think about fuel . Highly unlikely id use 100ltr a year , if i bought by the 200ltr drum am i going to have issues with taking up water with modern shite.
  4. Barleymow

    We are only hobby farmers in the uk

    Son is doing the USA harvest this year ,he has been over there since mid March in South Dakota getting things ready .Yesterday he moved to a different place to help them sow corn ,its only 100000 acres and they have 14000 to sow in 14 days .This chap also has another 100000 acres in Montana
  5. Andyt880

    Tips for growing onions on a very small commercial scale

    We grow 1.5/2 acres of potatoes to sell though a few honesty boxes locally. I have a small bit of space left in the potato field this year so I decided to buy a few KGs of onion sets to give them a go. Hoping they would be sellable in the honesty box along side the potatoes I know very little...
  6. Smokey16

    Round baling silage cost

    Hi just wondered what other farmers will be paying this year for round baling and wrapping. Thanks
  7. B

    Winter or spring barley?

    Specifically thinking about gross margin but also ability to smoother grass weeds. Any opinion please?
  8. Greythundercloudys

    Silage grant in Republic of Ireland 100 euro a hectare.

    Just read this 100 euro a hectare for the first 20 hectares to help with prices of plastic etc, nothing over here. Surprisingly enough.
  9. D

    Trees - the fantasy and the reality

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61300708 Not really news to many on here, but not everything on the BBC website is nonsense. Not sure it’ll make it to the BBC TV channels though……
  10. Agriland RSS

    Claas to drop its Cargos range of forage wagons

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland In a move that will come as little surprise to those following the market for forage wagons, a major manufacturer is to stop building the machines. Claas has just announced that after reviewing the future of forage production, it has decided to focus its...
  11. DieselRob

    Increasing OSR oil levels

    Any suggestions of how to improve oil levels in OSR? Last year yields were 1.85t/ac but oil levels of 40.5-41, given current prices then improving oil bonuses could be good ROI. Thoughts?
  12. Goffer

    Sugar beet 23

    As the seed cracks and emerges for this year's crop our thoughts are already is this the last crop we grow? We are keen growers and think it's a marvellous crop on many fronts but financially it's a creaking gate . Many like us will want clarity by July 31st where its going . Is there anyone to...
  13. An Gof

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse in government for farmers ……. Neil Parrish

    What a sad state of affairs, looks like we will lose our best ally in Government https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61276319
  14. CPM RSS

    Dry spell may alter potato herbicide strategies this spring

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Potato growers may have to rethink their usual reliance on pre-emergence herbicides this year after a period of dry weather, according to the latest advice from Corteva. While planting has progressed well thanks to favourable conditions, the dry...
  15. Bignor Farmer

    Proper name for thingamajig?

    As above, what’s the proper name for these jaw breakers? I can’t find where to buy them. Thanks.
  16. Agriland RSS

    First showing for flagship JCB handler at Scotgrass 2022

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland JCB has reserved the first outing of its latest telescopic handler, the TM420S, for Scotgrass which is to be held on May 18, 2022 at Dumfries. Sitting at the top of the telescopic handler range, this latest machine is aimed squarely at contractors and...
  17. A

    Deutz Fahr TTV 430 Problem Help Please

    Hello I Have a Deutz Fahr TTV 430 brought it new 2012 and it done 1900 hours been serviced regularly and it now doesn't like to go forwards up a slope if I am driving forwards in either High or low range and start to go up or down a hill or slope tractor sort of sounds like clutch is slipping...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Field Queen – the mother of all forage harvesters

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The mad rush of the silage season will soon be upon us and with it will come the buzz of self propelled harvesters shooting up and down the fields. We are all familiar with today's big names, New Holland, John Deere, Krone etc, but there is one make we...
  19. M

    Ukraine 2022 harvest

    Have Farmers managed to start planting in any parts of Ukraine?
  20. F

    Rain Harvesting system?

    Who has a rain harvesting system? The local Water Board is offering grants, but little interest shown in this house so far. We have 4 sheds plus a huge grain store, so there would have to be one collection from every shed, so how does this work? I know there has to be a filter to stop debris...