1. S

    Strip till Wide row spacing for spring barley?

    Hi everyone, what are peoples experience of wide row spacing for spring barley in a strip till scenario (Claydon/sumo/mzuri)? Can the crop handle the wider row spacing coupled with the increased plant density in the seeded area?looking to go down the strip till route but just slightly nervous...
  2. Agriland RSS

    New Holland supports energy independence with Italian partnership

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The idea of farms being independent of the established energy distribution infrastructure is hardly new. It was only with the coming of the combustion engine and the electricity grid that farmers become reliant upon external inputs to any great degree...
  3. A

    rspb hedge campaign

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/rspb-english-government-england-defra-b968384.html looks like the rspb is going to start campaigning to convert bps cross compliance rules into legislation. so much for opting out of elms and being able to do what you think is best. not a suprise though.
  4. Brid @ ADAS

    Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

    Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield. The highest cereal and oilseed yields...
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    Spent Brewers Grain Available for Animal Feed - Liverpool

    Hi All, Sorry of this is in the wrong place. I have just set up Azvex Brewing Company in Liverpool. We produce roughly 2 tonne of spent grain per week which we are looking to send to a local farm for animal feed. We also have another brewery across the road on the same industrial site that...
  6. ajd132

    Spring beans or spring oats

    Had 110ha destined for winter beans but seed delivery way behind when we think it’s optimal for decent zero till winter beans to be drilled. Shall I order some spring bean seed or shall I plant spring oats, I’ve got the nitrogen in the shed and farm saved seed. I am erring towards the oats...
  7. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Supply and demand estimates show wheat picture tightening

    The first official 2021/22 supply and demand estimates have been released today. This includes insights into wheat, barley, oats, and maize. The UK wheat supply and demand picture remains tight. Total 2021/22 wheat availability is estimated at 16.89Mt. This is 2.36Mt higher than in 2020/21, but...
  8. B

    Muckspreading insanity

    Environment Agency seeks to uphold autumn muckspreading ban © Tim Scrivener The Environment Agency (EA) is showing no signs of softening its approach towards spreading farmyard manure and slurry in the autumn, despite pressure from MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee...
  9. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  10. M

    2-3” moisture layer?

    Hi all I’m just direct drilling for the 2nd time WW (Frit-fly) into a field coming out of a 3yr grass/clover ley. (Separate issue I’ll need some advice on The problem I have is the surface seams to not be drying out and when I dig down I’ve got fantastic structure from 2” down to spade head...
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Early Bird Survey, data we can trust

    The Early Bird Survey (EBS), released last Friday, showed wheat, winter barley & oilseed rape areas could increase for harvest 2022. Meanwhile, the area of other major crops, such as spring barley and oats, reduced. This survey is part-plantings and part-intentions, so some crops are not sown...
  12. matt@mepengineering

    Rolled oats price

    How much should I be charging a neighbour for rolled oats in big bags ? per t price ? thnks
  13. M-J-G

    Grazing Barley With Lambs

    A neighbour has a couple of stubble fields that have a lot of barley growing on them, he has offered them to me to graze off for him with sheep. I know grazing wheat is safe enough and I've grazed stubble with some barley on them before and I've had barley come up in reseeds, but these have...
  14. Hooch

    Strip till

    Does anyone strip till for maize and if so what does it cost ?
  15. Woolless

    Feeding cull ewes

    Sold a third of the cull ewes shortly after weaning. Went through them again a couple of weeks ago and struggled to find another third to sell. The final third, plus a few extras pulled out before tupping are now getting fed a mixture of lamb finisher blend and leftover ewe rolls and seem to be...
  16. Jerry

    Drill and Price Comparisons

    Just been speaking to a few people over the last couple weeks about a 3m drill to work across a mixed farm, so cereal, cover crops, fodder crops, stewardship and a bit of grass. Now the grant numbers are out, if I am right, its £12,054 contribution toearsd the drill.. Net prices are as...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new trial revealing it could safeguard future productivity. The trial – funded by Agri-Tech Cornwall with land provided by Duchy College –...
  18. P

    Lamb / hogg finisher pellets north Yorks

    Best lamb finisher pellet in north York’s ? Had a minor disagreement with usual supplier so looking to possibly give somewhere else a go . Thanks
  19. Agriland RSS

    New CLA president puts farmers at the centre of his priorities

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The incoming president of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is putting farmers at the centre of his goals for his two-year reign. Mark Tufnell, who succeeds Northumberland landowner Mark Bridgeman, has outlined three priorities for his...
  20. vinnie123

    Weed control in organic arable crops ?

    Evening all . As part of our rotation on the dairy we have around 150 ac of oats and wheat in the ground, it’s predominantly heavy clay land but (ploughed out of grass and p/Harrow drilled- rolled ) all crops are looking well at the moment and historically “winter well “ then come spring the...