organic matter

  1. DairyGrazing

    Soil organic carbon/Soil organic matter.

    With everything thats going on in the wider industry I've decided to get the ball rolling on increasing our soil organic matter/carbon. Plan is to under sow the maize, cover crop the wheat stubbles over winter and move a lot of the FYM from youngstock to an arable farm 6 miles away. I really...
  2. S

    Livestock building

    Currently have a Building used as a straw shed But looking to convert it into a livestock building! currently has tin sides and stone floor so looking at concrete panels and concreting the floor. what depth would you recommend is ideal for the floor of a livestock building? ive been told 6 inch...
  3. Hutchinsons News

    Omnia management system of choice for award-winning farmer

    Omnia management system of choice for award-winning farmer For award-winning Worcestershire arable farmer Jonathan Boaz using farmyard manure to improve organic matter in his soils is key. Mr Boaz won the 2016 British Farming Innovator of the Year award. Farming a total of 243ha, soils...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    New report reveals LEAF Marque businesses are leading the way in climate positive farming

    Written by John Swire Leading global sustainable farming organisation, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has today (26 March 2021) released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing the continued progress of LEAF Marque certified businesses in delivering more sustainable, climate positive...
  5. W


    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  6. M

    Reclaimed land

    Anybody farming any previous opencast? What's the returns like first 5 years when it's grassed ie you let it out for grazing? Bale it? How do the figures stack up? Anyone cropped in those 5 years? Cheers
  7. N

    fodder beet for ewes and lambs

    Hi all. This may be a stupid question but if you don't ask.......! We have a small but expanding lleyn ewe flock. For several years we have bought in fodder beet to feed ad-lib to the ewes 4/5 weeks before lambing to coincide with max lamb growth. We have also grown stubble turnips of...
  8. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
  9. KUHN Farm Machinery (UK)


    KUHN TILLER DEVELOPED FOR COVER CROP INCORPORATION KUHN Farm Machinery has launched a shallow soil cultivator designed specifically for the mechanical breakdown and incorporation into soils of cover crops, other plant residues and organic manures. The EL Biomulch is a development within KUHN’s...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Protein crops to surge says Barenbrug

    Written by John Swire Enquiries about red clover have been so strong that the company has released an updated set of guidelines to help growers sow and manage its red clover varieties most effectively. “Soya has been trading at well over £400/t this year,” points out Mhairi Dawson, Barenbrug...
  11. F


    Modus was around as newish technology when I left the uk 20 years ago as a growth regulator. It’s just been released here in Manitoba, we grow around a1000 acres of spring wheat and our soils are such that we can push for higher yields with a good grocery package. Trouble is being spring wheat...
  12. Hutchinsons News

    Soil mapping helps drive efficiency for hop and apple grower

    Soil mapping helps drive efficiency for hop and apple grower Digital mapping systems in horticultural crops, particularly top fruit and hops, are not yet as widely used as in broad-acre arable crops, but more growers are realising the potential benefits for improving consistency, yield and...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Farmers invited to pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive

    Written by Lydia Turner Farmers will have a better idea of the monetary incentives available from the Government, to replace the Common Agricultural Policy, as details of the Sustainable Farming Incentive were released today. Land managers and farmers are being encouraged to take part in the...
  14. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES) To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Helping break the cycle of disease at calving with effective biosecurity

    Written by Agriland Team Calving for any dairy farmer means late nights, early mornings and lots of hard work. So, it is vital that after all the hard work, farmers have the right conditions ready for the arrival of new calves. Effective and easy to follow biosecurity ensures optimum health and...
  16. Johnnyboxer

    Wet Winters?

    We seem to have had a pattern in the last 5 years of very wet weather November to Feb leading to flooded land (grass and arable) Has this affected (or will affect) your future farming trends - cropping and livestock? Drying up a bit now, bit of fieldwork going on, but a lot of fields have...
  17. Oxbury Bank

    Renewable energy, net-carbon-zero pledge

    In 2019, the NFU (National Farmers Union) set an ambitious pledge for British agriculture to reach net-carbon-zero by 2040. Agriculture is a unique industry acting as both a source of carbon emissions while also having the ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere through its practices. As...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    A Blank Canvass

    A Blank Canvass Written by Tom Chapman, Head of Regenerative at Innovation for Agriculture How would we design agriculture now, in the 21st Century, if we were starting from scratch? What would we do differently, given what we know about regenerative agriculture and about farming with, not...
  19. AHDB Podcast RSS

    257: Carbon Week 2021 – how farming is reducing its carbon footprint

    257: Carbon Week 2021 – how farming is reducing its carbon footprint Written by AHDB Being part of an industry, which is frequently criticised for not doing enough to reduce its impact on the environment, it can be tough to know what and who to listen to. The more we all understand about the...
  20. MX7

    Why is the Uk agricultural industry becoming almost “obsessed by carbon free farming”???

    I ask the above as the island of the “Uk” is such a pinprick, relative to worldwide agriculture. Which other countries agricultural policies are so concerned with “carbon neutral farming “ as the Uk is??