1. S

    Need to get rid of buttercups!

    I have masses of buttercups growing in my horse paddocks, could anyone point me in the direction of the right spray to kill them off with, thank you x
  2. T

    Wild camping

    I wasnt sure where to post this... My wife and I are keen walkers and quite fancy multi day hike with a wild camping night but have no idea about: 1) How you guys feel about people camping on your land (providing we follow the "leave no trace" principle) and remain very inconspicuous, and 2)...
  3. C

    Spear thistles in new ley

    I’ve a new clover/grass ley that was planted last spring, is a good ley but is now absolutely covered in spear/boar thistles. Anything I can spray with that won’t harm the clover or plantain ? Or is it going to be a weed wiper job, it’s a 30 acre patch so if I could get away with spraying it...
  4. Jerry

    Best month for your farm?

    I always love May here. (As long as we get a drop of rain). Wheat looks good, spring barley is motoring, lambs are getting close to being fit. Hedges and trees are all fresh in leaf with plenty of colour in the hedges.
  5. keith armitage

    Hunter strip seeder brought back to life Anybody got one of these in the back of the shed or hiding in the nettles?
  6. Aspiring Peasants


    I know disc mowers are more popular than drum mowers but I really dislike my Krone disc mower. It's on its fifth season, it's unreliable and is hard to get as tidy a job as with the vicon drum mower we used to have. Looking at alternatives, has anyone got a Weaving drum mower which I think are...
  7. hally


    Is there a cheaper alternative to grazon for spot spraying nettles. Also is the sprays sold on here competitive against Agrivista etc
  8. Greythundercloudys

    First lmb dose,?

    What's folk using this year for the first dose, white stuff?
  9. Wolds Beef

    Growing food in the Back Garden

    Who has decided to grow more in there garden and what are you growing? Salad crps are my first thought. WB
  10. G

    Insect hoover

    Does anyone remember or have one of these things that sucked insects off crops and mashed them? They shook The shook the crop with a bar and a big fan sucked them into a crusher type thing?
  11. Smokey16

    Round baling silage cost

    Hi just wondered what other farmers will be paying this year for round baling and wrapping. Thanks
  12. DrDunc

    Weeds in grassland, what to do?

    I've a field that's contains a fair few broadleaf weeds. Clover is looking well, pH and nutrients are fine, and only other issue is lack of actual grass in places. It's intended to be cut for haylage at the beginning of July Should I spray off the broadleaves now with MCPA / 2.4D and check the...
  13. Greythundercloudys

    Silage grant in Republic of Ireland 100 euro a hectare.

    Just read this 100 euro a hectare for the first 20 hectares to help with prices of plastic etc, nothing over here. Surprisingly enough.
  14. Jerry

    Cheap and cheerful thistle/nettle control - if there is such a thing

    Got a nice flush of spear thistles and nettles in old grass that need cleaning up, best cheap and cheerful spray?
  15. H

    GCHQ can request the IP address of every farmer on this forum.. Happy with that??

    So the Gov.Uk can use GCHQ at Cheltenham under the Terrorism and latest communication acts to find out who we all are and share that with Janet Hughes and all senior civil servants to keep a check on naughty farmers.. this allows apprentice and useless to make decisions to ignore farmers based...
  16. Andrew1983

    Docks worse than ever this year?!

    I sprayed a few fields last year but have them back worse than ever this year! Minstrel was the spray, cheap but it appears to be a waste of time and still knocks the grass. Really didn’t want to have to spray this spring mainly because I don’t want to stunt the grass growth when it’s costing so...
  17. F

    Unnecessary Costs In Livestock Production

    Having been berated about the price of lamb and how people need to pay more for it, if us Peasants are to continue in business producing these lambs, I thought I would start a thread about what could or should be done to reduce the costs that many of us have. Many of these costs are out of our...
  18. Paddington

    Bumble bees

    I'm getting bumble bees in the workshop, what is attracting them ? The smell of oil or solvents or bright colours on tools ? They're not as troublesome as wasps, but everytime I reach out for a pair of pliers or screwdriver there seems to be a bee trying to get pollen from it. :scratchhead:
  19. B

    Looking for a rotaspike or similar

    As title looking for the above machine, or another version similar.... 10ft or bigger prob...... Anything considered closer to SW Scotland the better!!
  20. J

    dock control in grassland

    has anybody tank mixed dockstar and thistlex, have used dockstar on its own and abit dissapointed . also has anybody tryed headland polo on docks ?