1. Agriland RSS

    Don’t forget – peas and beans are legumes

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It’s sometimes easy for any farmer to overlook very basic facts, one being that peas and beans are legumes. The relevance of this last statement is brought into sharp focus given the prospect of many Irish tillage farmers looking towards the...
  2. paul&mandy

    Fattening lambs off grass

    Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs. Turnips will be possibly out of the loop. Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
  3. Chris F

    Foresight Obesity System Map

    This was brought up at the OFC - it was part of a report used to find out why obesity exists in a population. I had no idea just how complex is was. A full scale version is here...
  4. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  5. D

    Large leaved W clover

    Has anybody grown it like red ie cut 3times then graze with a few sheep
  6. D

    AHDB can feck right off.

    We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media. Well, that's not happening. WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agronomist in Focus - Dick Neale from Hutchinsons

    Catch and cover crop choices play significant part in positive transition to Sustainable Farming Initiative When any new technique is employed its initial benchmark for success is a measure of the financial return it provides over the technique it replaces or enhances. In that respect cover...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Cover crops to increase soil microbial diversity and mitigate decline in perennial agriculture

    Authored by Eric Vukicevich, Tom Lowery, Pat Bowen, José Ramon Úrbez-Torres & Miranda Hart Published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development volume 36, Article number: 48 (2016) Abstract Commercial perennial agriculture is prone to declining productivity due to negative plant-soil feedback...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming Written by William Waterfield from The Farm Consultancy Group The ending of BPS in 2027 and the knowledge that the income received from BPS will be halved in 2025 is a making a lot of arable farmers review their business. Combine this with the last DEFRA...
  11. S

    Carbon footprint /offset

    How are mixed farms planning to deal with this? If you are owner occupier there are more options I think like planting poorer ground with trees etc. What would you do as a tenant when all woods trees etc belong to the land owner estate etc. I am struggling to know what to do here 🤷🏻‍♂️
  12. Sustainable Food Trust

    What role for livestock in climate-friendly farming? Nov 2021

    What role for livestock in climate-friendly farming? If we are to address the challenges of climate change, biodiversity decline and the crisis in public health, we must tackle the fundamental issues in our food and farming systems. The dominant industrial model of food production is hugely...
  13. CPM RSS

    Pulse progress – Pulse progress

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Will pulse growers have a brighter future within the government’s new National Food Strategy? CPM investigates. Both supply and demand could easily be doubled. By Andrew Blake The National Food Strategy ‘field to fork’ report is an in-depth...
  14. M

    Rent on grass land

    What is going rent for 55 acres off grass land on a 5 year farm business tenancy worth. Single farm payment included. In the south east ?
  15. Farm Business RSS

    “SFI has the potential to provide a useful income on many farms, as well as improvements to the nation’s soil health but access to payments has become

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business DEFRA has announced further detail on the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Scheme for 2022. Here, David Morley, Head of Conservation & Environment for H&H Land Estates, looks at the detail and discusses his concerns. “SFI is the first component of...
  16. 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...
  17. steveR

    Salt on grassland?

    I have been told before now, that an application of salt will improve the palatability of PP. If so, how much?? Got one field, that the stock do not like the one end much at all. Ph is OK as limed last year. Grass species have changed over the past 2-3 years IMO.
  18. D

    someone writing in the Farmers Weekly has FINALLY got it

    Courtesy of the Farmers Weekly obvs: Joe Stanley Opinion: Blaming livestock for global warming is ill-informed As some 400 private jets carrying the world’s climate-conscious business and political elite – plus the prerequisite sprinkling of actors – touched down in Glasgow, and a chap with a...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new trial revealing it could safeguard future productivity. The trial – funded by Agri-Tech Cornwall with land provided by Duchy College –...
  20. DanielKindred

    How to respond to costly fertiliser nitrogen for use in 2022

    Research Review No. 97 Review of how best to respond to expensive fertiliser nitrogen for use in 2022 by Roger Sylvester-Bradley and Daniel Kindred 1. Abstract This is Part One of a two-part study to help cereal and oilseed growers respond appropriately to the large increases in prices of...