legumes

  1. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...
  2. Fat hen

    How to Remove chopped straw

    We have too much to chopped straw in a couple of fields which have already been LD flatlifted. Thinking about borrowing a rake to drag it to the margin Any suggestions on legal ways of removing it please?
  3. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  4. B

    Wholecrop questions

    I’m an arable farmer looking to use wholecrop as a break crop, I’d like it to be quite diverse and have as many legumes in as possible. Ideally id like to drill it in September, have fairly minimal spend on it and then sell it as a standing crop and have it taken off in June before the...
  5. Clive

    N prices end UK milling wheat production?

    Given current N prices my calculations say milling wheat is no longer viable vs feed unless premiums increase significantly anyone else thinking similar ? will everyone grow more feed ?
  6. dragonfly

    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest. I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn. Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
  7. W

    Organic farming

    Hello guys! Wondering if anyone can advise some good resources on organic farming for me to learn from? Any textbooks, online websites or books I can buy on the matter. I’ve a degree in science and so have a particular interest in studying farming and coming at things from a scientific...
  8. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  9. Agriland RSS

    The ‘increasing need’ for plant-based food – DLL

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Health and wellness is a trend that has been driving change in food and beverages worldwide for several years now and plant-based foods are set to play an increased role in this, according to DLL, a global asset finance company based in the Netherlands...
  10. andybk

    Low input sheep trials NZ ,

    Low input sheep trials NZ , similar to @Tim W , , genetics for low input high output look interesting long term https://beeflambnz.com/news-views/genetics-future-proof-nz-sheep-industry-part-two?fbclid=IwAR2zRWOgibiSZCgp9H6tt1BR0UtNJcecoICGMOlZJ2E2kDybA6HLHikj3v0
  11. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  12. Bushcraft Paddler

    Trees.....

    This is way left of field, but I would really welcome your thoughts. I will also try to keep this as short as possible !! In my daily job I work with Doctors in ICU using inhaled anaesthetics to keep patients in their "induced coma". All sedation is bad for the environment in someway. The...
  13. D

    Methane

    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  14. deeplume

    Cut or graze AB8 (Flower Rich Margins & Plots)...?

    Looking at using AB8 for some fairly big chunks of field on my next Stewardship. Do you cut or graze yours? Does anyone make hay from it? I've got cows to graze it with, so thinking that might be the easier / cheaper option but be good to have baling as a back up plan. Fairly happy that the cows...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    How breeding and feeding can help meet the methane debate head-on

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business Quality Meat Scotland Cattle and Sheep Specialist, Beth Alexander talks about the role breeding and diet play in the methane and emissions debate. There is no denying that beef production emits methane. We could debate how the cycle of methane is less...
  16. BenCaseyPGTStudent

    Legume Inclusion in Cropland Survey (£25 gift voucher prize-draw!) - The University of Edinburgh Research

    Hello! My name is Ben Casey, I am a postgraduate student currently researching the motivations of UK farmers to include legumes into their cropland. I am looking for arable or livestock farmers to complete a 10-15 minute survey. Completed surveys will be entered into a £25 Hodmedod's gift...
  17. BenCaseyPGTStudent

    Legume Inclusion in Cropland Survey (£25 gift voucher prize-draw!) - The University of Edinburgh Research

    Hello arable farmers! My name is Ben Casey, I am a postgraduate student currently researching the motivations of UK farmers to include legumes into their cropland. I am looking for arable farmers to complete a 10-15 minute survey. Completed surveys will be entered into a £25 Hodmedod's gift...
  18. Arable Scotland

    Arable Scotland - Integrated Pest Management - Deriving the Benefits

    Arable Conversations - Integrated Pest Management - Deriving the Benefits – 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 29th June SRUC led Arable Conversation on ‘Integrated Pest Management - Deriving the Benefits’ Led by Fiona Burnett (SRUC). Panellists include: Caroline Drummond (LEAF), Andrew Moir (Arable Sector...
  19. Arable Scotland

    Arable Scotland: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops

    Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops 29th June 4 -5 pm Led by: Tracy Valentine (James Hutton Institute). Join us for a virtual Arable Conversation 4-5pm with Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons)...
  20. spin cycle

    gs4 legume and herb rich

    anyone grow this?.....whats it like to establish/weed control?.....can it make hay?...though nutrient depletion could be a problem :scratchhead: .......grazing wise what sorta lsu can it reasonably support without falling foul of regs:scratchhead:
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