organic matter

  1. jackrussell101

    Labour MP wants livestock farming phasing out in 20 years What an unintelligent left wing ignorant cretin, some of them really are unbelievable, I hope they never ever get elected.
  2. 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...
  3. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Why are crops usually better along the line of removed hedgerows decades later ?

    As per title, often see it in fields decades after the hedge was removed.
  4. Steevo

    Clean stubbles?

    Anybody else finding stubbles are almost perfectly clean this year? A month after harvest almost all stubbles are almost perfectly clean. Doubt I’ll need to be using much roundup this autumn which is one benefit given the current situation.
  5. C

    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  6. Jsmith2211

    New Holland combine straw chopper

    Hello again Does anybody on here with a tx34, or other new holland with the same chopper, know how to engage it? The manual talks about putting a handle on and then just swinging it up into place, but i cannot find where the handle is supposed to attach to. So far as i understand it you have to...
  7. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  8. Y

    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    What are people’s thoughts and what are you doing to get ready for the change
  9. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...
  10. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  11. Ffermer Bach

    Radio 4

    just sent this off after listening to the World at 1 during lunch, I wonder if I will get a response? Dear Sir/Madam, . I am an avid Radio 4 listener as well as an organic/regenerative farmer. I have just been listening to The World at 1, and they interviewed Dale Vince, who was saying...
  12. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – Carbon care is driven by data

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Will Oliver has been responsible for some bold changes his family farm has made and has impressive results to show for them. CPM explores how the decisions were made that gave the business the confidence to change. What we’re aiming for is a...
  13. CPM RSS

    Muck and slurry – Nutrient-rich brown gold

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Out with the new and in the with the old. With pressure growing for farmers to cut back on inorganic inputs, natural fertiliser – specifically manure and slurry – use on arable systems has come back around. CPM looks at the latest application...
  14. The Guardian RSS

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts Written by Tom Levitt from the Guardian Organic farming methods, which use fewer pesticides and store more carbon in soil, are becoming more popular There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    New tool manages muckspreading measures

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmers have voiced their concerns over the Environment Agency’s move to potentially limit or prohibit the spreading of manure and slurry as autumn approaches. However new software will support them in taking control of applications to effectively...
  16. B

    Cover crop following WW going into SB

    New one for me so looking for recommendations. Field is half clay loam, (fairly heavy) and runs to sand loam. Will be late drilled as still not cut wheat, direct drilled into chopped straw. Got OSR & Oats in rotation, so not keen on mustard or oats. Was thinking Radish, Buckwheat, Phacelia...
  17. holwellcourtfarm

    An interesting piece from the BBC Future Planet section on the importance of death in a natural environment Thoughts?
  18. EASAC

    Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe 2021-08-19

    Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe Downloads Click Download Link Introduction Soils provide numerous essential services in terrestrial ecosystems, ranging from the support of plant growth in agriculture and forestry to moderation of flood risks, water purification, large-scale...
  19. J

    vegetable + green matter decomposition

    On the radio today they had the usually vegetarian "expert" on tell us we need to stop eating meat to save the world. as he prattled on.. i was thinking what happens the land if we stop keeping livestock. most of it is not that good for growing vegs, so lets say we "rewild it" now plant grow...
  20. TFF

    4D imaging reveals mechanisms of clay-carbon protection and release 2021-08-09

    4D imaging reveals mechanisms of clay-carbon protection and release Authors: Judy Q. Yang, Xinning Zhang, Ian C. Bourg & Howard A. Stone Nature Communications volume 12, Article number: 622 (2021) Abstract Soil absorbs about 20% of anthropogenic carbon emissions annually, and clay is one of...