1. B

    digested on potato land

    hi as the price of chemical fertiliser has goen sky high this year im thinking of applying digested as a sorce of fertiliser and was wondering is there any1 on here has used it before on potato land as ive never used it and looking information about it ie how did crops grow with it and would it...
  2. MX7

    Suggestions for companion / "scaffolding" crops to support combinable peas (and other pulses that show potential but go flat before harvest)?

    Over the years some of you have grown companion / (scaffolding) crops with combinable peas to to help prevent the pea vines going flat before they are fit to harvest. I know this thread title has been discussed in the past but it would be really interesting to read the experiences of those of...
  3. Soil Association

    Farmer-led research crucial to sustainable farming

    A decade of field trials has shown that farmer-led research could improve the health of thousands of animals, eliminate tonnes of harmful chemicals, and save the farming industry millions of pounds. Now in its 10th year, the Innovative Farmers network is celebrating the success of more than 120...
  4. Lowland1

    Wheat volunteers in Maize

    Due to my incompetence I have a lot of wheat volunteers in my direct drilled maize. Is there a herbicide that will deal with them.
  5. TFF

    Propyzamide Reminder

    Use by date fast approaching - Propyzamide Don't forget, for most uses, it is illegal to use propyzamide after 31st January Just a reminder regarding the use of propyzamide where the label clearly states (with the exception of lettuce) the last date for legal use is 31st January (i.e. "before...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: New chapter for gantry farming from Nexat

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The only gold medal awarded in the 2021 DLG Innovation Awards went to a relatively obscure German company by the name of Nexat for its reiteration of gantry farming. This company was formed in 2013 with the sole purpose of developing what it describes...
  7. Chris F

    The Vegan dilema

    To help with the education about where food comes from we have created a graphic. So many people don't know how food is actually produced. PETA did a similar exercise a few years ago to make meat eaters think more about what they eat. This is based around it being (nearly) impossible to eat...
  8. CPM RSS

    Managing herbicide resistance

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Though the launch of Luximo may change the game for grassweed control, IPM will still be the core strategy in the battle against blackgrass. CPM explores the topic. It’s important to do as much as you can before you open the can. By...
  9. CPM RSS

    New chemistry – Hidden gem to market leader?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A promising new product with a new mode of action could be about to shake up the cereal herbicide market. CPM takes a first look. Luximo’s efficacy is inherently stronger than flufenacet By Mike Abram + Charles Abel It’s not often something put...
  10. Cab-over Pete

    Bloody hell Clive!…..

    ….you jammy bugger! On TV with the lovely Rebecca Wood.
  11. G

    AB9, vetch or phacelia?

    Anyone added vetch or phacelia to AB9 mix? They obvs produce seeds (as I can buy the seed). Like the idea of fixing a bit of N with the vetch, and getting some good growth with phacelia on the light sand land. Anyone know what RPA think to vetch or phacelia?
  12. Tucker86


    Now we have details on the payments, is anybody still thinking of putting there whole farm into the sfi scheme ? I can’t see any benefit in putting any of your land into the scheme at them prices, let alone your whole farm ? Happy new year by the way
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Cover crops to increase soil microbial diversity and mitigate decline in perennial agriculture

    Authored by Eric Vukicevich, Tom Lowery, Pat Bowen, José Ramon Úrbez-Torres & Miranda Hart Published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development volume 36, Article number: 48 (2016) Abstract Commercial perennial agriculture is prone to declining productivity due to negative plant-soil feedback...
  14. T

    Beet v Ewe Nuts

    Usually feed some beet here from December to about start of March, move on to ewe rolls from start of March. We start to lamb about 25th March. We use the beet to keep them full and we don’t use any silage. we are feeding about 1500 sheep. This year washed and delivered beet is £50, ewe rolls...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while band spraying herbicide only within rows. According to Lemken, this is now possible courtesy of its Steketee...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Industrial Hemp - Understanding the Opportunity for UK farmers

    This article was “Written by Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, Nuffield Scholar 2021 Hemp, Cannabis with a low level of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has seen a global upsurge in interest in the last decade. This has been driven by the growing popularity of CBD as a food...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Clive Bailye

    R and R ………….. September 2021 Harvest 2021 was the second in succession where the combine saw no rapeseed through its 12m header. At least this time it was planned, as not an acre was planted following the 100% loss of our 2020 crop. This we redrilled with Linseed after finding most of the...
  18. G


    Just curious to know what peoples thoughts are on Spring vs Autumn (August/September) drilling of Lucerne. To date we have only established in the spring, but no rain in May really slowed it down, the flip side is grass weed competition in the Autumn, being organic we don't have the option of a...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Amazone gives details of medal-winning Directinject system

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Despite Agritechnica not going ahead the business of the DLG (German Agricultural Society) continues apace and it recently awarded a silver medal for innovation to Amazone for its Directinject system. The manufacturer believes that flexibility in the...
  20. CornishRanger

    Ploughing permanent pasture

    After some advice/guidance. Anyone on here applied to plough permanent pasture? We have taken on a tenancy where the grassland has all been down long enough to be classed as PP and needs ploughing really. I've found the relevant paperwork on the gov.uk site, just wondering if people had previous...