1. B

    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
  2. S

    Situation Vacant Full time arable operator required

    RJ & AE GODFREY Dawsmere Require a Full time skilled Arable Operator To join our small team on a 1,400-acre farm on Holbeach Marsh, South Lincs. Growing Potatoes, Sugar Beet, Cereals & Legumes. A varied role with continued professional development, using large modern machinery. Duties to...
  3. K


    My wee lambed 1 week ago. I live in N. Ireland. When should l shear this wool monster? I don't want her to lose her milk as she's 2 very big lambs
  4. steveR

    Best "crop" for building OM?

    The question has come out from a discussion I have had locally where STW need to "stockpile" water on the land, as they are taking so much out from local boreholes, that the water flow has dropped in a specific water course. The chap organising the scheme seems to be a bit focused on glorified...
  5. JCB_JCR

    When to cut new herbal ley?

    Put this herbal ley in last autumn for silage. At what stage should I be cutting it? Was planning to cut along with the rest of 1st cut at next weather window but a bit concerned that will kill some of the herbs. Got some high cut skids for mower.
  6. N

    Nitrogen on beans

    Anyone ever applied liquid N or N/Mg to beans to perk them up a bit? Look cold/pale/weevily.
  7. C

    Overseeding with pest resistant herbs/ legumes?

    Got some old (ryegrass once upon a time) pasture, can't rip it up and use a break crop as already taken a chunk of the grazing platform out of production for break crops and full reseed. Are there any species of herbs/legumes resistant to the common grassland pests (frit fly, wire worm, leather...
  8. B

    Grass reseed

    At home I reseed about 5-10acres a year, currently plough with 2 furrow conventional plough then work down with seed harrows, this is due to most fields being less than 5 acres and being undulating and triangular, it can be very time consuming and I’ll like to speed the job up to do more, I’m...
  9. Bigjon44

    Blw control in spring barley

    Evening all Whats the best option for mayweed and ivy speedwell control in spring barley. Conditions very dry and barley stressed!!
  10. Bob lincs

    Cover crop oats

    We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring...
  11. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  12. Jerry

    Lucerne for sheep

    These dry springs are starting to get to me and I need a decent option to make fodder for winter use. Anyone one fed wrapped lucerne to in lamb ewes on over winter roots and after lambing on grass? I have a field that is a dry light field that I think might suit it as a crop for 3 years as a...
  13. Just because

    Clover seed in creep feeders

    Hi everyone has any tried putting clover seed in creep feeders to spread clover across pasture land?? thanks
  14. S

    Spring Re-Seed - Too dry

    Evening all, Another dry spring, following on into summer we are finding it difficult to establish a good re seed in the spring following on from turnip ground grazed by fattening hoggs. The grass isn't getting away and in turn the weed burden is becoming a problem. It's a medium/long term ley...
  15. Cowabunga

    The squeeze on milk and meat continues...

    From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520 today. Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week. Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable...
  16. The Guardian RSS

    Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance

    Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance Written by Sofia Quaglia Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientists Adding the likes of peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas to your diet, and farming...
  17. steveR

    Introducing a rich herbal ley to Youngstock?

    I am about to lob a small group of AAX heifers onto a DD herbal ley that has come well over winter, especially where I slipped on 10-15 units of N on /ac in Feb. Massive difference and that includes all the legumes and chicory in the mix too... How best to introduce the stock onto the land...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

    Written by Agriland Team Silage can never be as high a quality of forage as the grass from which it was initially made. and it’s important to maximise the quality of first-cut silage. This was the key ‘take-home’ message delivered by renowned forage specialist Dr. Dave Davies, during his...
  19. tr250

    Thinking of having one last go at osr???

    Looking at market report this morning osr is £447 delivered am I silly in thinking about trying it? I’m thinking direct drill mid July very thick as soon as w barley is off leave until November and graze it down with sheep and come back in the spring and decided whether to plant spring crop or...
  20. LTH

    Will clover take well when direct drilled into permanent pasture.

    I was wanting to improve some of the permanent cow pastures and was wondering how well clover will take just direct drilled in, not the sort of field I want to turn over but would like to put more clover into it. Does it take well like this or not really?