1. A

    Automated Grassland-weed Spot-Sprayer

    Hello all, Several years ago I wrote a thread asking for advice and feedback for my then, MSc project ( I received interesting and valued feedback and would like to update about our progress since. I'm pleased to report that...
  2. B

    BPS 2021 - Temporary Grassland to Permanent Grassland and back again

    Hi All, Just doing my first BPS application (first for me, not the land parcels in question), and just want to check my understanding of the temporary grassland and permanent grassland rules. As I understand it: Temporary grassland can only exist for 5 consecutive years before it...
  3. adam_farming

    Massey Ferguson 30 Drill or similar required for new farmer starting out

    I'm on the lookout for an MF 30 drill or similar to go behind an International 574. This autumn I'm taking on some farm land alongside my day job in agriculture and need something to plant wheat and other cereals. Must be disc coulter. Optional: markers, tramliner, end tow (unless 4m then...
  4. J

    Former tenant problems!

    Hi all, taken on some new ground after being left for a year by previous tenant but them not agreeing to leave. A lot of the fields are full of docks/redshank like I've never seen before, some spots of thistle coming now and few spots off nettles. wondering what the best would be to do? Burn it...
  5. sheep&cows&stuff

    Keeping an Eye / Keeping up with the Neighbours

    Pointed bit of fun for discussion today. Don't want to delve too deep into 'don't worry about what anyone else is it' Etc. Etc. But; Who else watches what the neighbours be at and evaluates themselves against them accordingly? For example, there are various bits of ground that have the...
  6. jd6110

    16month in calf heifer

    As title getting ready to let cattle out an noticed limo heifer springin and heavy🤔😩 of course she’s not the biggest and def not the quietest. What would ye recommend to feed her wit till she calves were guessin month plus or minus away? Hav some hay left an could leave her on bare paddock but...
  7. 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?
  8. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!
  9. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  10. M


    I'm not an arable man but keep an eye on hat's happening and am interested in the way the industry is headed. A fella near us has been sowing spring barley after getting caught out in the back end and left with a few hundred unsown acres. Most fields were disced twice, subsoiled, roterrad...
  11. F

    Wild Flowers

    Is it legal to dig up and replant wild flowers on your own land? We have a patch of woodland bought a couple of years ago. It was planted by the previous owner under a 25 year grant and I can remember it previously as a bit of a scrubby paddock. So there are basically no wild flowers growing...
  12. Classichay

    has anyone got a Case DB 1394 dead for breaking?

    After a few parts for a project 1394 ive bought has anyone got any parts / one dead or dying sat in the nettles? Cheers C. H.
  13. Sandpit Farm

    Best time for spraying nettles?

    I have a steep paddock that is inundated with nettles. They are all just starting now. I’m starting to think I need to get someone to whizz across the flat bits with a quad sprayer and I can do the steep bits with a napsack. I’d rather not spray off all my herbs in the grass so would be great to...
  14. Classichay

    Weed wiper glyphosate

    afternoon all, just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And...
  15. Zippy768

    Wanted: OM 18-24m discs for Amazone Z-am

    Just curious if anybody on here had a set of OM 18-24m discs kicking about. Vane condition not important as already have some.
  16. B

    Grasshopper mower advice.....

    Afternoon all. Got the above and get on well with it last couple of years. Firstly I appear to have dropped a drum? Fallen half inch and fouling the blades and the saucer. I assume bearing gone but no noticeable lateral play? How do these drums strip down? Secondly would anyone have one lyjng...
  17. B


    seems very wrong to me, read that plans to build a very large solar farm covering a couple of thousands of acres north suffolk ,cambridgeshire area, what do others think ? i can see the point of covering large roofs such as warehouses or any roofs, i think that all this large scale new house...
  18. Ninjago

    Subsoiler for both arable and grassland

    What's the best subsoiler that i can use both on arable and grassland? What about an Opico Swardlifter with two sets of points?
  19. J

    Am I mad to be contemplating a new combi drill?

    Considering bying a new 5m folding combi drill, have a 3m Claydon which I will keep but will swap the kuhn megant tine drill and ridged kuhn power harrow. I do run a 5m carrier for seedbed mainly. 2 difficult autumns, tine drill fine but you still have to work it with an extra set of wheelings...
  20. Tealo


    Can anyone tell me the disadvantages to tarriffs on food imports that we can produce ourselves? I can only think of long term advantages so I must be missing something? Cheers