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  1. N

    Can increasing soil carbon also increase soil CO2 back into atmosphere?

    Finally decided to sit down and try and get my head around 'banking soil carbon' and the whole soil C sequestration thing. We are trying to increase soil organic matter (OM) levels for all the positive benefits that go with that - better soil structure, better drainage, better nutrient cycling...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields?

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields? Written by Lindsey Anderson, Humberto Blanco, Mary Drewnoski and Jim MacDonald, Published in CropWatch from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Separation of crop and livestock production can degrade soil and other natural...
  4. Bald Rick

    What are YOU doing to mitigate against Climate Change?

    It’s an interesting thought whether you believe in it or not. I have to confess I have done nothing. In fact, probably worse as we plough a lot albeit we are intending to look at strip till for maize To be honest, it will only be cost saving measures we adopt to the benefit of the business...
  5. jerseycowsman

    Open lies about dairy farming

    Ok guys, I want to make sure my figures are generally right before I do the NFUs job and write to the economist and grocer magazines and the BBC about all this obvious bollox that is being spouted! Having done my carbon footprint and realising that mine and the UK average were quite low. I...
  6. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Rob Raven

    The phrase “Regenerative agriculture” is a relative newcomer to our collective vocabulary, and although it roughly describes the type of farming I attempt to practice, it is not a phrase that sits easily with me, as it is so vulnerable to being hijacked by special interest groups, and can mean...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  9. cubby

    Ewes on swedes

    What would the farming forum recommend We have grown 5 acre of swedes for after scanning time .unsure of what to put on it and what they would require in addition we have some nice first cut and second cut bales for roughage in my head I will put the mule twins on it with silage but will they...
  10. MX7

    Advanced early August planted rape ???

    I see that late July(!!!) early August planted rape is looking to be at an advanced growth stage considering it is only October. Will this advanced growth be detrimental to the crops yield, or will it be better than if planted later but the crop may have been written off by the cursed “flea...
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will US harvest cap recent wheat gains?

    The US harvest continues at pace. Last night, the USDA crop progress report showed that the US maize harvest was 29% complete as of 3 October. This is 7 percentage points (pp) ahead of average, and 5pp ahead of last year. The soybean harvest has also been progressing at speed, now 34% complete...
  12. G

    Starting to get worried about the wet weather ?

    Here in my part of Yorkshire it is raining every day, im starting to get worried about getting drilled up this autumn again .Hows everyone else doing ?
  13. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  14. jerseycowsman

    How much nitrogen fert can I save by using dribble bar?

    As above really. Is there any difference between dribble bar and trailing shoe, ie can I graze it any quicker after trailing shoe than dribble? How soon could I graze after dribble bar/trailing shoe application. Can I cut out artificial nitrogen altogether on my grazing ground or silage ground...
  15. 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...
  16. JCfarmer

    Weather forecast for the month of October in Warwickshire

    And with the amount on precipitation please
  17. B

    is it worth it

    spending 125/a on N fert for second wheat ?
  18. Westin

    Need Advice please on Yield and seeding rate!

    Our Indonesia departemen of agriculture advice Farmers to plant like that(like the one in picture) , 20cm by 70cm about 50-60k population per hectare...about 12kg of maize seeds....claimed to have a yield of 12 tonne per hectare of maize at 15% water content....is that a possibly achievable...
  19. METJEFFUK

    Your 7-day Free Farmers Forecast: Dry start turning unsettled later 20th-26th Sept

    Monday Cloudy, with patchy rain in the southeast clearing a bright start for most other areas, although cloud will gradually thicken from the west later - patchy rain is expected to move in across Northern Ireland as well as northern and western regions of Scotland. Becoming breezy here too...
  20. Ffermer Bach

    Tree Planting

    An article I 100% agree with, I just wish this would become more mainstream, instead of the constant "green wash" we constantly keep hearing. Planting trees isn’t the answer to saving the planet worReforestation is often seen as the best solution to digging our way out of the climate crisis but...
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