1. Direct Driller Magazine

    The Plant Microbiome: An Introduction

    Written by Joel Williams Soil Biology – two words that have become commonplace in the lexicon of the farming community in recent years, and rightly so. Biological interactions are of course as important as the physical and chemical interactions that make up the fascinating medium we call soil...
  2. Natallia @PlantWorks

    SR 3 Wheat Q & A

    Q: When is the best time to apply SR3 wheat? A: Winter cereals – early spring, when crop growth is resumed(GS25-31). There is no strict relation to the growth stage, but weather conditions are important; ideally before a period of rain to help wash the bacteria down to the root zone. Spring...
  3. S

    Dr Elaine Ingham/compost

    I've been dragged down a rabbit hole and wondered if anyone had already been? Her thoughts to me seem revolutionary but I've searched the forum and there's not a great deal of chatter about her ideas. Just wondering if there are any opinions or anyone seen any trial data?
  4. Agriland RSS

    How well do you really clean your calf-rearing units?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland According to Scotland-based research scientist, Jamie Robertson, much more can be done to improve the cleanliness and hygiene standards of calf-rearing units in the UK. He approaches this issue from the point of view that a wide range of pathogens...
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    New Analysis aims to Unlock Soil Health

    Written by Dan Robinson from Eurofins We have created new soil tests that will help farmers and agronomists understand their soil in a more detailed way than ever before. The tests have been launched in the UK and Ireland to provide chemical, physical, and biological insight, offering farmers...
  6. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Health - applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity

    Soil Health - applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity Written by Neil Douglas Fuller of the Atlas Sustainable Soil Programme Soil health is a product of interactions between plant roots and the living fraction of the soil...
  8. Mc115reed

    Abortions in sheep

    Mod note: This thread has been moved from the Tracker thread. I’v still got singles outside and none of them aborted as yet... the twins are a bit comfy on space and I think its because they’ve been scrapping at feed time... all enzo vacc’d but not toxo... 3 aborted now so Vet is gonna have to...
  9. Johnnyboxer

    Yorkshire has been renamed Walkshire for 2021

    Get ready for a barrage of local walkers and tourists to Yorkshire walking everywhere New website with walks uploaded coming soon It’ll end in tears(tiers), with people rampaging where they shouldn’t go ‘Public goods for public money’ will be the HMG...
  10. J

    Convince me to not plough

    We have a small field that has been in a cereal/rape/legume rotation for a good few years now and needs to be put back to grass. I would like to get away from using the plough every time we drill but I'm never sure our soils are quite light enough to min till (we are mostly clay with some loam)...
  11. Agriland RSS

    MSD completes $55 million acquisition of Vecoxan

    Written by Rachel Martin MSD Animal Health has completed its $55 million acquisition of the worldwide rights to Vecoxan (diclazuril), an oral suspension for the prevention and treatment of coccidiosis in calves and lambs, from Elanco Animal Health. Vecoxan can be used on lambs, against...
  12. MX7

    What is your long term Ash die back plan?

    As above
  13. NADIS News Feed

    March Parasite Forecast

    January began settled and cloudy with mild weather for most of the month except for a cold, wet period towards the end of the month. Consequently, the provisional UK mean temperature in January was 5.6oC, which is 2.0oC above the long-term national average (1981-2010). Regionally temperatures...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Mechanical Weeding?

    Written by Dr Nicola Cannon, Associate Professor of Agriculture, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JS Introduction Herbicide resistance has become a major challenge to UK arable production and is forcing farms to rethink cropping choices and in some cases is...
  15. C


    Got a field that cows get Redwater in about 8 acres not been grazed now for about 15mths, now I am thinking theres lots of old grass in there if I put my sucklers ...outwintered right beside this field... in now for a couple of weeks what would be the risk of them getting Redwater at this time...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Revisited: Inside the gates of a 50,000 head feedlot in Texas

    Written by Agriland Team Up next is the first of the international beef farms that AgriLand visited in May 2019 – as part of ONE19: The Alltech Ideas Conference – the Wrangler Feedyard. This feedlot is one of 10 feedlots operated by Cactus Feeders – located close to Tulia, Texas. The company –...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    How to improve yield and quality?

    HOW TO IMPROVE YIELD AND QUALITY AFTER APPLYING YOUR NORMAL INPUTS? Written by George Hepburn from QLF Agronomy I have worked with farmers on their inputs for the last 15 years. I worked with Soil Fertility Services for 12 years as a Soil Fertility Advisor, advising many farmers on soil health...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - John Cherry

    When I was at school, the lights kept going out: we were in the middle of the 'energy crisis' of the mid-seventies and the country was struggling to function properly with three day weeks and queues at petrol stations and all the rest. Great fun for us kids, you might as well play outside, if...
  19. wellingtonfarmer


    Had 4 cows abort with neospora- any quick fixes to this?
  20. Kevtherev

    The demise of bagged fert

    This is where we are heading or should be heading.