1. Farm Business RSS

    Protein levels plummet

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Protein in first cut silage has dropped to the lowest levels for 25 years. Kite consultant Mike Bray has tested silage at a variety of farms, predominately in the south west, and found protein levels as low as 8%. “I suspect the wet weather that delayed...
  2. NewlandFarmServices

    Tanco mini wrapper 404eh

    Hi I have recently acquired one of these mini wrappers, its not exactly a tanco one, its the red and yellow one before tanco took them on, but the same principle is the same i guess. Well its taken most of the week to get it working as it didn't come with the control box, so once that arrived...
  3. jerseycowsman

    How much nitrogen fert can I save by using dribble bar?

    As above really. Is there any difference between dribble bar and trailing shoe, ie can I graze it any quicker after trailing shoe than dribble? How soon could I graze after dribble bar/trailing shoe application. Can I cut out artificial nitrogen altogether on my grazing ground or silage ground...
  4. Matt

    GS4 legume and herb mixes v's a PRG grazing ley

    The people who have planted a GS4 option how are you finding they are performing against a decent grazing ley? Drought resistance/tolerance better I assume? Take Nitrogen prices out of the equation as any crop that doesn't need that looks more attractive at present. we would be medium clay...
  5. Agriland RSS

    CropTec seminar to return this November

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. Now in its ninth year, the CropTec Show will take place at the East...
  6. W


    For any traders really worried about the wheat shortage then message me and panic buy our wheat. £500/tonne and it’s all yours 👍🏻
  7. Rhys_Evans

    Hay Meadow Restoration

    Hi all I'm based in South Snowdonia (Rhyd-y-main near Dolgellau) and I'm looking to restore a 1ha field parcel into a hay meadow. Some info on the field in question; - It's been permanent pasture for 30 years+ - Received no nitrogen fertilizer or FYM for probably 30 years+ - Grazed all year...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    A government intervention, but fertiliser outlook still tight

    Last week, CF Industries announced the immediate closure of both their UK production sites. This caused wide ranging concerns about the supply of fertiliser and CO2 to the UK food supply chain. Following this, talks with the UK government have resulted in the partial re-opening of CF’s UK...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Soil health and regenerative techniques to take centre stage in this year’s CropTec Show seminars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. CropTec’s acclaimed seminar programme returns for 2021 with a focus...
  10. MDPI

    Conservation Agriculture as a System to Enhance Ecosystem Services 2021

    by Somasundaram Jayaraman,Yash P. Dang ,Anandkumar Naorem ,Kathryn L. Page 2,* and Ram C. Dalal 1 - ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh, India 2 - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia 3...
  11. GOV.UK RSS

    WHO updates guideline levels for air pollutants

    WHO updates guideline levels for air pollutants Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and PA about the World Health Organization’s updated guidelines for ambient air pollutants. These are advisory levels that countries are...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Benefits and pitfalls of clover overseeding examined at Welsh farm

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Grassland farmers aiming to maximise the nitrogen-fixing and livestock performance benefits of clover are being advised to aim for a minimum annual average of 20% in their swards. “If it’s not 20% clover, it’s not doing the job, there has to be enough...
  13. MDPI

    Influence of Various Forms of Foliar Application on Root Yield of Sugar Beet 2021

    by Arkadiusz Artyszak and Dariusz Gozdowski Institute of Agriculture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Academic Editors: William A. Payne and Lorenzo Barbanti Agriculture 2021, 11(8), 693...
  14. T

    Peas/beans next Harvest

    With the current fertiliser crisis do people think there will be a massive oversupply of peas and beans next year as people look for less nitrogen dependent break crops ?
  15. M

    Crop establishment prices

    I think some people are going mad. Fertilisers through the roof. Crop gross margins are falling yet I’m seeing people out with ploughs, power harrows, disc/tine combinations, presses. They are burning thousands of litres of fuel and the wearing metal cost must be terrible. I’ve seen one local...
  16. MX7

    Which farming organisations do “DEFRA” liaise with?

    I see Janet Hughes has being interacting with TFF which is great. That said, I am interested to know which farming organisations DEFRA work with,to find out if the schemes DEFRA advisers come up with are actually practical, realistic, and “Financially Viable”. As I fear some of the staff that...
  17. Agriland RSS

    UK government strikes deal to reinstate CO2 production

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Reports have emerged this afternoon (September 21), claiming the UK government has struck a deal to reinstate carbon dioxide production. It follows talks with UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. On Wednesday (September 15), one of the world’s...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Survey shows demand for net zero actions in ELMs

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A new NFU survey has revealed that 84% of farmers and growers are interested in applying for Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMs), but that they want to see measures to help them achieve net zero offered alongside environmental and biodiversity...
  19. CPM RSS

    Industry seeks clarity after reports of CF Fertiliser factory closures

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine The NFU has said it’s seeking seeking urgent clarification from CF Fertilisers, following the suspension of production at two UK factories. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The manufacturer announced last week that it was halting operations at...
  20. 7610 super q

    Sustainable farming.

    What is it ? I hear the phrase a lot, from DEFRA ministers, to well meaning numpties on my village FB page who've watched 3 episodes of Countryfile...... Traditional mixed farming ? Expensive no till drills, and trampling perfectly good grass into the ground ? Organic farming ? A mix of...