1. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self propelled SAM sprayer

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland With the dramatic increase in fertiliser costs, the spotlight has been turned on its efficient use like never before, and with that has come the realisation that despite great advances in digital technology, it is still something of a ‘hit and miss’...
  2. F

    News From NZ and the Wider World

    Apologies for probably a not very good copy of the annual Waiere Newsleter from Derek Daniell, but it gives a great insight into trade for sheep and protein in the world as well as the politics in NZ HOME THE FARM BREEDING STRATEGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT RAMS CLIENT SUCCESS NEWS...
  3. jondear

    Moonboot on R2 no more livestock or farming!

    Wants no animals or farmed area !All food products produced from a factory .Has a book to sell ! Shocking
  4. MX7

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    The looming world tight supply of cereals/ maize(corn), makes me question the growing of crops , worldwide, for biomass to feed AD facilities , versus using the same amount of ha’s to grow cereals for human /animal consumption. Worldwide I wonder how many ha’s of biomass crops are grown to feed...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Welsh farmer fails to improve slurry storage, fined $4,000

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A Welsh farmer has been fined over $4,000 for failing to comply with an order to improve his slurry storage, and for causing slurry pollution in two rivers. Noel Richards, a farmer responsible for the running of Coedmoelon and Rhydolau farms, pleaded...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today (Wednesday, May 18). The United Nations’ World Meterorological Organisation (WMO) study said that extreme weather events...
  7. Robt

    Co2 on menus

    So, I’m sitting and dinning at a business hotel in the uk. The menu has the calories of each meal which I’m fine with. It also has the kg of CO2 per dish… that I’m not fine with. See photo. British lamb is 4.9 compared to chargrilled hispi cabbage which is 0.7….. fried polenta cake is 0.4. WTF
  8. Agriland RSS

    25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop that was harvested last autumn. Approximately one million tonnes of grain was exported from that country last month. While this figure may seem...
  9. B

    The Uk Could Run Out Of Water In 20 Years?

    So the experts? recon, with all this house building going on and the projected numbers needed? Also the fact that we just dont seem to get the amount of rain and hotter summers? well well well it dosnt need experts to work that out but common sense? large scale building of houses is just one...
  10. CPM RSS

    Pushing performance – A crusade for control

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Controlling evolving, aggressive blight populations in a wetter, warmer region has long been a challenge for potato growers in Pembrokeshire. CPM finds out how agronomists and farmers are tackling the challenge head-on by using...
  11. B

    Food Banks Whats Going On?

    Im old enough to remember the 3 day week in the early 1970s ( i was at school then), when the country had days without any electricity? miners were on strike, brought the heath govt. down? and other hard recessions up to now? It just seems to me the population has got so soft over the years, and...
  12. Bartholomews

    Monday Market Briefing - 9th May 2022

    With the events in Ukraine curbing grain availability, more than ever the spring planting window in the US continues to be a vital area for cereal production for the coming season. Economics favour corn planting over soybeans, but heavy rainfall across the Midwest (including snow) coupled with...
  13. le bon paysan


    Fish and vegetables grown near the old Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan can be freely sold in Britain after the Food Standards Agency scrapped a rule on radioactivity levels in produce...
  14. A

    Wheat varieties for (or not for) direct drilling

    Hi Folks, i don't often post, i work at Rothamsted and we're hoping to set up a DD experiment with different wheat varieties. Interested in any comments on suitable or unsuitable candidates, also any comments on particular traits that might be important for direct drilling. Happy for any...
  15. B

    lime application rates on pasture

    Hi Please could somebody remind me how much lime per acre / hectare to apply to bring pastures back to an 'optimal' ph? We have some land at 5.7. I seem to recall that 2 tons / acre would raise the Ph by 0.5, but that if I need more (e.g. ph 5.7 trying to rain to 6.5) I should wait a couple of...
  16. Oldmacdonald

    Garden agronomy.

    Got a few invasive weeds in the garden, so hoping a knapsack of something will sort them out. Ground elder And some sort of buttercup - not the creeping sort. MCPA all I need?
  17. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    The bullish tone continues for the oilseed complex

    The bullish tone continues for the oilseed complex Yesterday, Millie brought you a round up for the outlook for global and domestic grains, following Tuesday’s Spring Grain Market Outlook webinar. Today it’s the turn of oilseeds. The global outlook Overall, the picture is pretty bullish. For...
  18. ZigBee

    Tractor Choice for Slopes

    Hi All, If this question has already been answered then apologies for the post but I couldn't find an easy way to search previous threads and would appreciate some advice on tractor selection, please. We've moved from the flat land of Oxfordshire to the slopes of Somerset with 36% gradients...
  19. jerseycowsman

    It’s too dry!

    There, someone had to say it! Tin hat on, but we’ve only had 3” of rain in each of January February and march, should of had 5. And had less than an inch in April so far! This is Cornwall by the way. I know we’ll get to may and like last year the heavens will open etc! Is there any rain on the...
  20. B R C

    Filling in between sheds.

    I have a 24’ space between two sheds both same height length. I’m cutting down some 20’ rafters to 12’ with new end plates. Shouldn’t be too taxing but if anyone has any hints? At the moment thinking make A frame i10mm too short and shim as necessary, as it would be much worse if it ended up...