1. F

    Old treated Seed vs off the heap Seed.

    Looks like I will be about 1/2 a bag short of wheat seed. I have some old seed that is 3 years old that was treated with single purpose and latitude, it's either that or use some off the heap? Reason for asking is I heard somewhere that the seed treatment can affect germination after a time.
  2. cubby

    Overseeding clover

    What are the views on the best machine for overseeding clover into open swarms we have a Duncan renovator and an Erth agriseeder but was thinking more a gutter for more shallow seed depth opinions please
  3. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  4. GAM

    New Ley reseed.

    If I reseed this coming spring with a Hay mix, when will it be ready for making hay? I was told that if I reseed in the spring, I can't cut for hay until the following year, but if I had reseeded in the Autumn then I could cut for hay the following year! All answers greatly appreciated...
  5. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  6. S

    Row Spacing in Grass

    Hello, I've also posted this in Direct drilling but thought it would be very applicable here too. I am building a new tine drill, I've got a design in mind but I'm quite undecided on what row spacing to go for. This drill will be predominantly doing grass work, with a mixture of some wholecrop...
  7. C

    Italian Ryegrass volunteers

    Planning to drill winter wheat into this ex-Italian ryegrass, really reluctant to plough as the soil looks good however, as you can see, there is a large seed bank waiting to germinate. Is another pass with glyphosate enough to sort the problem? The other option is to wholecrop it but I’d prefer...
  8. J

    Winter Sheep Grazing

    What is the current price for winter clean lowland grazing for lambs or ewes please?
  9. JHT

    Chafer Grubs.. crows.. rooks.

    We are having terrible trouble with crows/rooks digging up the fields so I’ve had a dig as well and there are lots of Chafer Grubs in the soil. Looking around as I type this I can see well over 50 acres of land between me and my neighbour that’s been destroyed in the last 10 days. They started...
  10. Rhys_Evans

    Hay Meadow Restoration

    Hi all I'm based in South Snowdonia (Rhyd-y-main near Dolgellau) and I'm looking to restore a 1ha field parcel into a hay meadow. Some info on the field in question; - It's been permanent pasture for 30 years+ - Received no nitrogen fertilizer or FYM for probably 30 years+ - Grazed all year...
  11. MX7

    Which farming organisations do “DEFRA” liaise with?

    I see Janet Hughes has being interacting with TFF which is great. That said, I am interested to know which farming organisations DEFRA work with,to find out if the schemes DEFRA advisers come up with are actually practical, realistic, and “Financially Viable”. As I fear some of the staff that...
  12. B

    ELMS Fiasco

    Given what we know of Defra it goes without saying that this whole ELMS project is going to end up a right fiasco with endless delayed payments, endless queries, & intrusive inspections, surely for the first few years it would make far more sense to continue with the SFP but have it restricted...
  13. C

    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  14. L

    When is the latest you have (successfully) drilled grass seed.

    As above. We have a field sprayed off a good three weeks now. We have had a little rain. But not enough to encourage me to drill it yet. How long can I wait ?
  15. Chalmers

    New land owner indeed of advice and guidance

    Evening all, my name is Alex and I'm from Suffolk. Last year my father in law passed away and left my wife and brother in law 5.5 acres of land in North devon. We have been down there afew times when the land was officially passed on to my wife and her brother. And have since spend £5000 getting...
  16. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  17. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...
  18. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  19. R

    So who has started drilling ?

    Normally try and drill first ten days of October but last two years have been caught by heavy storms just after drilling that has gone on for months, thinking of going early this time, what's are others doing ?
  20. The Guardian RSS

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts Written by Tom Levitt from the Guardian Organic farming methods, which use fewer pesticides and store more carbon in soil, are becoming more popular There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture...