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  1. CPM RSS

    Benchmarking crop carbon footprints reveals opportunities for cutting emissions

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Minimising cultivations, lowering grain drying requirement, reducing synthetic fertiliser inputs, and using urease and nitrification inhibitors, can reduce a crop’s carbon footprint by up to 41% while sustaining yield, according to the latest...
  2. MX7

    Theoretical, combine daily cutting capacity.?

    If one needs to be combining 120acres a day to cut 2400 in a 20 harvesting days, what average speed would the combine need to go to cut the 120acres a day ( 13hr day) , width of cut 12mtr, allowing for turning time etc etc. The 120 acres per day for this exercise would be in fields neighbouring...
  3. Agriland RSS

    North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Early season potatoes in Northern Ireland have enjoyed almost uninterrupted growth since planting back in the spring. “That’s a pretty unusual scenario for growers, given the vagaries of the weather in this part of the world,” confirmed Hugh Chambers...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Reinhold Claas, combine harvester pioneer, passes away at 91

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Claas has recently announced the passing of Reinhold Claas, last remaining son of the August Claas, who pioneered the company’s move into forage and harvesting over a century ago. Having suffered from the devastation of war Reinhold Claas, along with...
  5. bankrupt

    Record harvest?

    WB still looking three weeks away, so probably not starting here until 4th July, much later than in 1984. Crops here were set back by early drought, so yields not likely to match those of 2019. Nominal prices now at a record high but not yet approaching the £650/tonne in today's money...
  6. M

    Combine wanted

    Hi All. I’m in the market for a John Deere 2054- 2258 or New Holland Tx62-65. Cutting about 300 acres. They seem to be very hard to come by at the minute. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  7. The Guardian RSS

    California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement

    California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement Written by Alleen Brown from the Guardian As harvest season becomes riskier, workers are pressing for safer conditions including disaster insurance and hazard pay When Margarita García, a 39-year-old...
  8. D

    Bosis’ leaked food strategy document; worse than half-baked

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/10/worse-than-half-baked-johnsons-food-strategy-fails-to-tackle-cost-or-climate
  9. Barleycorn

    The vegan nutters are going to blockade milk tankers now.

    https://london.veganlifelive.com/event/this-changes-everything-with-dan-kidby-animal-rebellion/?fbclid=IwAR2gSyRIQBvPdOWDFDlUWXwcrVaH4Mwj27A0kDdkpmpXNdN89qyyoBH1tw0
  10. Agriland RSS

    Child Farm Safety Week takes place across NI

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland This week is Child Farm Safety Week in Northern Ireland, and the HSENI’s Agriculture team are extremely busy visiting rural primary schools to give farm safety talks to Primary one and Primary seven pupils right across Northern Ireland on the run up to...
  11. organic

    The Great Vegan Diet Con

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/great-vegan-diet-con/ It's too lomg to copy in full but here's a flavour: Canola oil, yeast, acidity regulator, methylcellulose, corn oil thickener, starch, gelling agent. “Hmm, I don’t like agents in my food,” says Jayne Buxton. We’re in...
  12. O

    sesame planting and combine header

    I'm planning to plant sesame using a non-shattering variety, so i supposed to arrange for planting and i wonder if using a row crop planter would be beneficiary otherwise, I should use a seed drill, the second thing that discomforts me is could i use a pneumatic planter for sesame seeds, because...
  13. FMC Agro UK

    Decide now on crop haulm desiccation plans

    While potato planting is only just getting underway, growers are being reminded to put crop haulm destruction plans in place now. With decisions made based on variety choice, end market and storage requirements, this will ensure only small tweaks to strategy are needed ahead of spraying and...
  14. Robt

    wheat price and your predictions for what it will hit

    So with the awful situation in ukraine and they can only export 2 million tones per month... What will uk grown feed wheat hit? 450, 500 a ton?
  15. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    What could our wheat production be this harvest?

    Time seems to come around fast, but next month, parts of England could start harvesting 2022 crops weather allowing. After a dry April, the wetter May that we have had in parts of GB over the last month could possibly bring plenty of corn and hay this harvest. Sunshine hours this month too are...
  16. Banana Bar

    Claas combine quotes

    Has anyone managed to get a quote for a new combine for the 2023 harvest? Asked for an 8900 quote a month ago and told “ not yet”! BB
  17. L

    Looking For Work Ex Military Looking for First Farming Job

    Hello, my name is Liam Banning. I’m 26 years old with a wide range of experiences - including 6 years in the British infantry with vast experience with off-road driving in a range of high tech military vehicles. I have been looking to get into farming for a number of years, however I have...
  18. shumungus

    Crimping Grain for dummies.

    Explain please the pros and cons of crimping grain and how its done. Am in the situation where I am growing some spring wheat for the first time (grassland suckler and sheep farm). Had originally planted the wheat with the intention of wholecropping it but different people have told me I'd be...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Should you happen to have 1,000hp or so burbling away in your forage harvester, then you would naturally wish for the swath to be big enough to justify having that power available to deal with it quickly and efficiently. The haybob is out of its league...
  20. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Utilising home-grown nutrients in crimped grain

    Crimped grain is another way producers can use home-grown feed to bolster rations, as its high energy content can help displace a proportion of purchased feed. However, when it comes to handling crimped grain, the way it is treated and ensiled has a big impact on its nutrient retention and...
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