1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Hilly

    Self sufficient

    Germany 93%, I’m impressed .
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
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    2021 Countryside Stewardship Payment

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

    Naylor’s Cabbage Factory £20m to build a...
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Agritechnica innovation awards favour automation and soil preservation

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The DLG (German Agricultural Society) has just announced the winners of the 2021 Agritechnica Innovation Awards. Altogether there were 164 qualifying submissions, and from these were selected one gold and 16 silver award winners. Gold for an old...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Renton Farm Services joins Bauer network in Scotland

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Renton Farm Services has taken on the Bauer franchise at farm-based premises near Dunbar to support potato and field-scale vegetable growers throughout East Lothian. The dealership is offering potential customers a ‘try before you buy’ demonstration of...
  16. Shann_mann


    Hi all. I’m a dairy farmer at heart but I’ve but grow a few acres of turnips for a few year now. But next spring I’ve got great plans to plant only 2 acres of potatoes to bag and sell. Where would you get seed potato’s from or do I raid my local wilko and what variety would people recommend?
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    Irrigation pivot tires

    Hello all, Im looking for some feedback/general reviews from anyone who is running non Pneumatic (airless) pivot tires. I’m thinking about purchasing a couple to try but would like some feedback from people who have seen or used them in the field before making the leap and buying some. TIA
  18. C

    Irrigation Pivot tires.

    Hello all, I’m looking at investing in some airless irrigation pivot tires. I’m looking for your guys feedback/testimonial on them. I know valley has they’re non pneumatic. Are there any other players in this area? What are your opinions? TIA!
  19. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  20. Defra Farming

    How farmers in protected landscapes are using their funding

    How farmers in protected landscapes are using their funding Written by Kate Corfield Re-wiggling of a beck in The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty You might remember that the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme opened for applications in July. In August, we shared...