land drain

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    Another field drainage question....

    I'm trying to improve the drainage on this field, it's clay and gley with all kinds of different causes, remedies and issues. The main question is what do you think is the cause of this wet area between the two dotted lines? Do you think it is the edge of the water table? The pic was taken...
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    laying pipes

    I am having trouble with my local authority at the moment and wondered if anyone had experience of needing planning to lay drainage pipes on agricultural land? Can anyone tell me about your experience?
  3. Fergie Ploughman

    Pond Weed

    Cleaned out my pond middle of last year with a 360 and its now got loads of weeds growing in it :mad:. Anybody know what they are as I can't really see anything similar on the net. Also, anybody have any good ideas on how to get rid, or at least reduce/control? Someone said it was duck weed, but...
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    What would you want from a day workshop on water issues

    Hi all So - working with an organisation that has funding to do workshops for farmers/landowners in South East - looking at water quality/ soil management/ nature based solutions - nothing new in the topics now - but we want these workshops to be useful so - if you wanted a workshop that...
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    N on osr

    What's people's thinking about the above .I m working on double top first dose and nitram main dose .Crop looks really well coming through winter well hopefully with good potential.Thanks
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    Battling the reeds with goats and ancient land drains. Any interest, experience or advice?

    This is a bit niche, so not sure anyone else here will have done this, but you never know :unsure: We've recently taken on a 17acre smallholding on the Pennines. The fields have not been properly looked after for years so i'm working to improve the drainage and convert the land from the invasion...
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    Gaining access to a neighbours field for hedge management?

    Hi folks, after some help please. I have a dyke in my field, hedge beyond it. The field beyond that is rented to horse owners, which change pretty frequently and the LO does nothing to maintain his land or his dykes, and doesnt ask his rentees to either. I have asked for access to trim the...
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    Are All Water Companies Not Fit For Purpose?

    A week ago today a water main burst alongside the "B" road where we have some land. It was a significant leak and would have been losing around a thousand gallons an hour (4,500 litres). The leak ran down the road and into the road drains and went into our fields, these have now become totally...
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    Failed percolation test

    What have others done on here for a soak away , as we failed the above have a funny feeling we will have to put in a right load of crap to keep planning happy.
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    Dr Elaine Ingham/compost

    I've been dragged down a rabbit hole and wondered if anyone had already been? Her thoughts to me seem revolutionary but I've searched the forum and there's not a great deal of chatter about her ideas. Just wondering if there are any opinions or anyone seen any trial data?
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    Watercourse Depth

    We have noticed over the past decade that some of our watercourses have deepened considerably without any intervention from us. This can mean banks and hedges get undercut and collapse. We have installed small crude dams or weirs in places which has had some success in holding back silt...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    NFU responds to launch of beaver reintroduction consultation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Responding to the launch of a consultation today into beaver reintroduction, which includes giving beavers legal protection, NFU environment forum chairman Richard Bramley said: “British farmers and growers are experts at making the most of their natural...
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    Land drainage contractors

    Land drainage contractors east Midlands any recommendations thanks
  14. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
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    Autumn grass sowing better than spring time?

    As title - have you had better luck with autumn sown grass or spring? Obviously this year spring was colder than normal, mild winter. So weather always plays its part. I’ve got small acreage and wanted to intersow into existing mixed grass pasture some timothy, cockfoot and tall fescue. Soil...
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    Cfa tender

    Hello we were recently invited to tender for a block of land near us, although we were unsuccessful it showed that we needed a proper tender document with a professional layout, has anyone come across anything which they have used with success? Cheers Rob
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    Enhanced over wintered stubble

    Afternoon, has anyone used this option in css for an alternative to OSR or winter barley? The payment is reasonable and takes away the volatility of the 2 crops mentioned. Any thoughts pros and cons? thanks
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    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
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    Real-life’ resumes

    Written by cpm Download PDF Following last year’s online event, the Cereals Event returns in the flesh this year, at a slightly later date (30 June-1 July) at its site in Boothby Graffoe, Lincs. Though it has been a while, and perhaps most of us have forgotten what it’s like to attend a...
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    How Do I Avoid the Wet Winter Slump?

    The wet winter has really tested us this year on the heavy clay land. We have different scenarios: 1. Ploughed nicely late summer, drilled a bit late in the autumn, November. Not terrible but a low plant population in the worst areas due to drowning. What had survived looks good but it’s too...