irrigation

  1. MX7

    What’s the difference between “Regenarative Farming” and traditional “Mixed Farming”?

    As above. I would have thought that the traditional mixed farming system ,utilising Grass leys for livestock, and then planting cereals into those leys is the same as regenerative farming :scratchhead: I am obviously missing something?? Is it the economics of the system , especially if one is...
  2. Alistair Nelson

    Andrew Ward's Drill Demo Day

    Anybody go? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Watching the first video on Youtube ground conditions looked testing with wet clay land and the soil pit actually filling with water overnight!! Interested to hear people who went thoughts? Cheers Alistair
  3. Sorbaer

    Leveling ploughed fields pre-direct/no tillage - ideas/suggestions please

    Family has arable fields on light chalky/flinty land (South Downs) which have been ploughed / power-harrowed /drilled / rolled for years (dont ask me why) and are very uneven and not level when going over the tramlines as seen in my very accurate diagram below. Is painful driving accross them at...
  4. Surgery

    New farm house design

    Want to build a new farm house , got all the relevant paper work in order so no problem there it’s just design etc which we are slightly struggling with , as always the case with farm buildings you wish you did something different but don’t want this to be the case with a new build and home for...
  5. Kevtherev

    Legumes

    Evening all I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men. Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix. Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems. Establishment methods/grazing management etc
  6. Chris F

    New IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report coming monday...

    Apart from reducing your nitrogen usage in 2022 ;) I be interested to know how many have actually made change to reduce your carbon footprint over the past 3 years? Feel free to add what and why below. I always await these reports with a sense of dread for what it holds for farming. Generally...
  7. D

    Spray Water Volumes

    Probably been discussed a million times but reviewing again to reduce overheads. If I go down to 155 litres per ha instead of 200 I only need to visit each block of land once with my 2000 litre tank which is a big saving in time and clat factor. Is 155 litres per ha adequate for fungicides etc...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Tomtech to help new and existing growers to get the best from their crops

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Greenhouse control system experts, Tomtech are helping new and existing growers get the very best from their crops as the UK government encourages more horticulture in commercial greenhouses. George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food...
  9. MX7

    Question for those of you contract farm , farms, estates etc.

    As we are now farming in times of very high input prices but hopefully high out prices, how are most of the farmers/ landowners reacting to the situation. Are they saying no problem I have the financial resources,(not necessarily from farming) so Lets carry on as before, OR are some saying I...
  10. unlacedgecko

    Australian Carbon Credits Scheme

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-03-26/grazier-backs-inquiry-in-carbon-credits-rort/100940400 Looks like it's not going too well for the landowners down there. Let this be a lesson to all.
  11. Agriland RSS

    UN: Groundwater mismanagement could threaten food security

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland The vital role of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations annual World Water Development Report (WWDR). The report entitled 'Groundwater...
  12. Agriland RSS

    UN: Groundwater mismanagement could threaten food security

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland The vital role of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations annual World Water Development Report (WWDR). The report entitled 'Groundwater...
  13. Precision AG RSS

    Ceres Imaging Announces Integration Partnership with Sentek

    Written by Matt Hopkins from Precision Ag Customers will now be able to view irrigation management data from both companies, side by side on the Ceres Imaging app. The post Ceres Imaging Announces Integration Partnership with Sentek appeared first on PrecisionAg. Continue reading on the...
  14. A

    Looking for a valve......

    Im looking for a valve to automatically drain a water line, when the flow is turned off. This water line is similar to an irrigation line, in a greenhouse. Its a 1/4" line. When the pressure raises in the water line above 5psi or thereabouts i want the drain valve to close and when the...
  15. J

    What quad

    Getting to the stage of getting fed up with no quad because it’s away getting fixed 5 fuel pumps in 6 months) currently have a 2018 Yamaha grizzly 700 what would I be best goin to look at? Thinking we don’t need as big a bike (500 would be more than enough) we sow fertiliser with it so need...
  16. Precision AG RSS

    SupPlant Raises $27M to Help Farmers Fight Climate Change

    Written by Matt Hopkins from Precision Ag Funding will help accelerate its intention to digitally inform every irrigation recommendation on earth. The post SupPlant Raises $27M to Help Farmers Fight Climate Change appeared first on PrecisionAg. Continue reading on the Precision Ag Website...
  17. Breckland Boy

    Beet '22

    Made a start drilling today. Direct into an ex 2 year ley. Reasonably confident that it won't blow.
  18. R

    Irrigation pump wanted

    Looking for a fairly modern / lowish hours diesel irrigation pump capable of running 2 reels. Ideally in an acoustic cabinet. Thanks
  19. Hutchinsons News

    New appointment takes on horticulture challenges

    New appointment takes on horticulture challenges From labour shortages to spiraling energy costs, the horticulture sector continues to face significant challenges, but Hutchinsons new Horticultural Technical Sales Specialist Darren Tongue is confident there are good opportunities for domestic...
  20. JFHudson

    J F Hudson Ltd is the Exclusive UK Distributor for Spapperi.

    J F Hudson Ltd is the Exclusive UK Distributor for Spapperi. Spappari have been manufaturing machines in Italy for 55 years and the range includes pneumatic and mechanical seed drills, transplanters for bulbs and cuttings, inter row and inter plant weeders, manual and mechanical ridgers...
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