1. S

    Situation Vacant Experienced operator on arable/veg farm

    Job opportunity - Full time Arable Operator At Huddlestone Produce we farm 300 hectares within 3 miles of our base at Howden, East Yorkshire. Cropping includes 30 hectares of swede which we wash and process for the wholesale markets. We have a small, friendly hardworking team and use modern...
  2. Rob Holmes

    Looks like autumn muckspreading is back on

  3. TFF

    Drones in Insect Pest Management

    One of the major components in precision agriculture is crop health monitoring, which includes irrigation, fertilization, pesticide sprays, and timely harvest of the crop. Further, the progressive change in growth and development is critical in crop monitoring and taking suitable decisions to...
  4. S

    Why is there a big shortage of welders?

    There is a shortage of welders in the country, even at jcb Is it because certificates are needed? Or the wages are crap?
  5. Danllan


    Sh!t hitting fan, the authorities are now asking Vlad for help in suppressing the people. Will have to be pretty brutal to stop the people now though, since momentum has been gained. If Kazakhstan bins its dictators, there may be others in the region who follow - not helpful for Russia and...
  6. BRB John

    Valtra vs Massey Vs Fendt

    Just been looking at Valtra's A series and G series and can't but help notice that there is significant similarities to Masseys 4700 series and the new 5S and it got me thinking about the structure of AGCO while I assume they will go the same way as CNH, SDF and Argo at some point it seems...
  7. R

    Anglian Water Pipeline

    Anyone else got the joy of Anglian water putting a new water pipeline through their farm , its running from Grantham to Colchester . They want to start digging trial trenches this month!
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Using yield monitor data and satellite imagery to inform precision management

    With so much data captured on farm, making it useful can be like unlocking Pandora’s box. Researchers from Rothamsted Research – Kirsty Hassall, Alice Milne and Andy Whitmore – share how yield and satellite data can help with precision management in potato crops. Modern technology allows...
  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. Health and Safety Exec

    Working safely near overhead electricity power lines 2012

    This HSE information sheet is for employers of people who work on agricultural machinery or equipment. If machinery comes into contact with a live overhead electricity power line, anyone touching it risks a serious or fatal electric shock. The guidance gives advice on reducing the risks of...
  11. Hilly

    Self sufficient

    Germany 93%, I’m impressed .
  12. Bald Rick

    Parlour Washings and other mildly contaminated water

    We seem to produce an inordinate amount of mildly contaminated water from washing down and cleaning the parlour and bulk tank. At the moment it’s pumped to a slurry tank under one of the cow sheds but this compromises storage We’ve tried irrigating via a Rotorainer but it’s too fragile and...
  13. kiwi pom

    Annual rain fall.

    Last day on the wall planner so just adding up what I've tipped out of the rain gauge this year. J 78mm F 37 M 15 A 12 M 189 In 4 days bit of a soggy one.☔🌧️ J 13 J 38 A 53 S 26 O 36 N 78 D 108 2021 Total 683mm quite a bit for here. 2020 469mm...
  14. D

    floods in Brazil

    Seems very serious 116 cities affected, but combined 600,000 people so about the population of Sheffield. I don't know if North Brazil is cropped or native vegetation, maybe grazed. Two dams burst too which must be really scary. Granted more space not like Whally bridge or Ully dam.
  15. F

    2021 Countryside Stewardship Payment

    Anyone get theirs yet? Mine still says claim validation.
  16. Bald Rick

    Naylor’s Cabbage Factory £20m to build a...
  17. S

    Organic vegetable Rent

    Hi. Could someone please help me to set the rent of some farm land. Roughly 15 acres. Good quality land which will be used for organic vegetables. All land can be irritated as well. Thank you for your help.
  18. N

    Thought some of you would like to see a cotton gin

    I know cotton isn't grown in the UK, but the machinery and process is pretty fascinating. Cotton Ginning Explained in 10 Minutes
  19. Agriland RSS

    Global land area for grazing and fodder reduced by 191m hectares – FAO

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Grassland and shrub-covered areas used to graze animals or as sources of fodder have declined by 191 million hectares over two decades to 3,196 million hectares in 2019. According to a report on land and water resources, published today (Wednesday...
  20. Agriland RSS

    AEM makes environmental case for precision agriculture

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Hot on the heels of John Deere reporting an increased uptake of its Precision Ag offerings, the American AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) has bolstered the swing towards IT technology with a survey of the environmental benefits it may bring...