Government response to the Ella Adoo-Kissi Debrah Coroner’s report

    Government response to the Ella Adoo-Kissi Debrah Coroner’s report Written by aimeecarguillo There was widespread coverage yesterday (Thursday) of the government’s response to the Coroner’s Prevention of Future Deaths Report – with articles in The Guardian, The Times, The BBC, Evening...
  2. Cows 'n grass

    Feed rate in at higher prices?

    I deliberately cut cow numbers by more than 10% for this year to make for a more sustainable system that is less dependent on bought in feed and fertilizer I am currently feeding 3.5 kg fw of 16% cake for 1.8 kg MS. Cake is £250ish a ton. On an Arla contract my seasonal (B) litres are worth...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Greenhouse gas emissions from NI agriculture up 1%

    Written by Rachel Martin Greenhouse gas emissions from Northern Irish agriculture have increased by 1% over the last recorded year, according to the latest official figures. It comes despite pressure from local politicians for the industry to meet a lofty net-zero target by 2045 outlined in...
  4. L


    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
  5. W

    Hybrid Winter Barley

    If your growing it, how are you getting on with it? Costs to grow? Output? What it like grass weed wise?
  6. Agriland RSS

    Fertiliser sales up more than 20% in NI in 2020

    Written by Rachel Martin Fertiliser deliveries have increased again at the start of 2021 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest official fertiliser statistics. Quarters one and two are traditionally the busiest times of the year for fertiliser sales, meaning a push on sales at this...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

    Written by Agriland Team Off-farm activities before and after food production are making up a “growing share” of food system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions around the world, according to a new study. GHG emissions due to land use changes such as converting forests to agricultural land “have...
  8. Agriland RSS

    NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

    Written by Rachel Martin Future land management schemes could pay landowners to maintain peatland through low-impact farming methods. The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 Consultation Document outlined a series of 41 priority actions to be implemented within the next 20 years to...
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    New-season fertiliser prices to start high

    At the start of June, we find ourselves at a key point in the fertiliser market, with new season terms being released. In the run up to the new season values we have seen vastly elevated prices for ammonium nitrate (AN). Values of both domestic and imported AN continued to be strong in March and...
  10. Wobblebox

    FYM or digestate solids?

    I’ve been doing amuck for straw deal with local pig farmer for a while now and he has just been approached by a local-ish AD plant which should hopefully be commissioned by Oct, they asked him if he’ll supply the AD plant with muck and we’d get the separated solids back. The small benefit to me...
  11. Agriland RSS

    NI in-depth: What does NI’s Climate Change Bill actually mean for farming?

    Written by Rachel Martin There has been a lot of talk about Northern Ireland’s proposed new Climate Change Bill as it begins its passage through Stormont. Agriland northern correspondent Rachel Martin takes a look at what’s included in the detailed document, as well as its potential...
  12. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  13. CPM RSS

    Focus on nutrition for milling wheat bonuses

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag leaf stage, as bonuses up to £20/t are being offered for milling wheat with a protein content of 13% or more. Charlotte Cunningham reports. With...
  14. tr250

    Air under silage sheet

    We put the silage sheet on last night and I think we’ve been getting better at sealing it with side sheets double sheet and covers with gravel bags etc but we have sealed it so we’ll that today it’s blown up and was at the point where it was in danger of moving the bags or popping do other...
  15. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  16. M

    What fertiliser to spread

    Hi. I just got my meadow field soil sampled and I know I need a lot off lime, and my P is very poor. I need to spread fertiliser this weekend and need help on what to sow. I know it’s not going to be great but I am not sure what to go with. I’ve attached pc picture below Thanks
  17. Agriland RSS

    The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems

    Written by Agriland Team The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems has been likened to creating a ‘gangsters’ paradise’ by one of the authors of new research aimed at helping damaged soils recover. Based on a unique 50-year field experiment, the study shows that common farming...
  18. GAM


    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  19. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Hit milling wheat bonuses by focusing on nutrition

    Written by William Kellett Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag leaf stage, as bonuses up to £20/t are being offered for milling wheat with a protein content of 13% or more. With wheat prices currently sitting at...