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  1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2019

    Written by Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit The Soil Farmer of the Year competition aims to find, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about safeguarding their soils and building resilient businesses. The competition is now in its fourth year and attracts amazing farmers...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Simon Cowell

    An Alternative System of Crop Nutrition Back in 1894, Julius Hensel wrote "Bread From Stones" which proposed the idea that all the minerals plants need are present in rocks. He used the annual flooding of farmland beside the River Nile as an example, where the soil’s fertility was maintained...
  3. News

    Sirius Minerals agrees £405m Takeover

    There has been chatter about Sirius Potash mine on the forum in the past: https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/18172405.sirius-minerals-agrees-405m-takeover-deal/ Global mining giant Anglo American due to takeover at 5.5p per share.
  4. U

    Regenerative agronomy

    I'm based around Cambridgeshire / Norfolk border farming just under 1800 ha of combinable crops and sugar beet. I am looking for a new agronomy package that looks way beyond pesticides and inorganic fertilisers. Although I am in no way against using pesticides and fertilisers the writing is...
  5. Massey7718

    Slurry use in spring crops

    Hello everyone Just wondering does anyone use slurry to supplement some of their compound when sowing spring crops, I have a lot of access to cattle slurry and even some pig slurry. I usually spread 150kg of 13-6-20 to the acre before sowing spring barley. If I spread 2000 gallons of cattle...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Simon Cowell

    An Alternative System of Crop Nutrition Back in 1894, Julius Hensel wrote Bread From Stones which proposed the idea that all the minerals plants need are present in rocks. He used the annual flooding of farmland beside the River Nile as an example, where the soil’s fertility was maintained for...
  7. teslacoils

    Just How Much Spring Barley Can Be Cut In England?

    It brackles. It breaks down. It lodges. Heads twist off in the wind. Hungry pigeons flatten it. Given it won't sit and wait like wheat does, just how much spring barley can be cut with current capacity? For those going wall to wall spring cereals and who need contractors to cut, are you happy...
  8. Clive

    How’s your OSR looking now

    Certainly a difficult year but walked out late (September) drilled block today that has had me concerned all autumn and was pleasantly surprised no inputs at all so far apart from the farm saved seed and 50kgs DAP at drilling Going to be a battle keeping pigeons off all winter but frankly I...
  9. C

    Purchasing a farm.

    Currently farm on a CFA with good profit share split, but looking to hopefully buy own place rather than having someone else making the decisions. What's best way to go about it and has anyone else on here done it? Looking at 250/300acre farm
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Boulby hits production target and heads for the million

    Written by John Swire As it approaches the end of the first full year since becoming the world’s first and only producer of the ground-breaking mineral polyhalite, ICL Boulby has revealed record-breaking figures for November. Today the mine’s General Manager and Vice President Andrew Fulton...
  11. S

    Polyhalite in potatoes

    Interested in the veiws/experiences of others here. Assuming I'm crazy enough to keep growing bloody potatoes....... Polyhalite is fairly well priced and contains K, Mg, So3 and Ca. The calcium element interests me particularly - in many cases I think it is an underrated nutrient in potatoes...
  12. Cowabunga

    Slurry

    How are you getting on with it? Must say that I have been royally caught out this Autumn with too much grass when it was suitable to spread and increasingly wet weather over the last eight to ten weeks. My slurry tank is full at present and I know many others are too. I've started pumping off...
  13. B

    120ha of grass

    After some suggestions as to what you’d suggest for a livestock enterprise for this area. It’s arable at the moment but 15 miles from base so we are thinking of grassing it down. It’s not presently fenced but does have decent hedges. 90ha has water. There’s no sheds and funds wouldn’t allow...
  14. Agritechnica News

    Agritechnica Innovation Awards 2019

    Agritechnica Innovation Awards 2019: Innovations Jury awards one gold and 39 silver medals A total of 291 innovations registered (DLG) The DLG (German Agricultural Society), organiser of Agritechnica, today announced the winners of the Agritechnica Innovation Awards. Overall, the DLG...
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