1. S

    Barley wholecrop

    Thinking of buying a used drill to sow barley and sow grass and clover mixs as I reseed as I make wholecrop silage and currently use fert spinner to do the job with a light rake to cover seed. Wondering if a drill would be better any info greatly appreciated.
  2. S

    Any info on drill tyres

    Thinking of buying a used drill to sow barley and sow grass and clover mixs as I reseed as I make wholecrop silage and currently use fert spinner to do the job with a light rake to cover seed. Wondering if a drill would be better any info greatly appreciated.
  3. DrDunc

    Improving ROUGH rough grazing

    I've 20 acres that has been limed and worked more than a couple of years ago, but really could do with a sprinkle of more modern grass seed varieties However it's too rough just to spray off and slot seed, and it's too little soil over too many stones to plough (it was ploughed in 1968, single...
  4. F

    Slurry separation

    Having just followed a trailer load of solids along the the road that were to be tipped in a field gateway it got me wondering what exactly the point of slurry separation is? It seems to me to just create yet another product to be handled and involves yet more machinery (separation unit, pumps...
  5. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  6. GAM


    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  7. Agriland RSS

    9 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

    Written by William Kellett One white clover and intermediate Festulolium (Hybrid) and seven new varieties of ryegrass have been added to the 2021/2022 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) for England and Wales. Only grasses and clovers that have undergone at least four years of...
  8. W

    June Reseed.

    Always reseed in the autumn but last year weather made it impossible. I’m really tightly stocked on the milking platform so can’t balls things up. If I sprayed off a field tomorrow,started grazing 4 days later,finished grazing after another 4 days,disc and sow seed would I have quick...
  9. Dog Bowl

    Crimped Spring Barley

    Never had anything to do with it. Always take spring barley as a wholecrop but looking at other options as feel I don't need the bulky nature of all that forage. What is the process involved? How would I clamp it? How do folk feed it? What sort of feed rate would you feed it to weaned suckled...
  10. Formatted

    Neighbour has redirected overflow of their lake into our field

    Discovered this morning the parish council's contractor has opened a drain into our field. I was alerted to it whilst checking the cattle this morning when I almost became bogged in a once dry part of the field. As we are cutting silage this week I am mightly miffed. I've spoken to the clerk who...
  11. V

    Which spray?

    I put in a field of rape and Italian last year with the intention this year to cut once and then spray off before short second cut to put in a long term. It hasn’t been shut out long and grass is looking well as I also scratched more italian in this spring to make sure but now there’s a few...
  12. hally

    Reseed Nitrogen

    Often have the question asked of me, when to apply nitrogen on a new grass reseed, in the seedbed or after establishment. Just wondering what’s everybody’s opinion on this.
  13. Benn

    Poisonous to sheep?

    Got a field filled with 50% buttercups,ex horse field, Going re seed in autumn. Are buttercups poisonous to sheep, Would they actually eat them or just graze around them? Running out grass for ewes and lambs, wanting to move them end of this week and this only spare bite grass in amongst the...
  14. beardface

    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
  15. Derrick Hughes

    Festulolium Plus Overseeding Mix

    Festulolium Plus Overseeding Mix 24 kg, 12 kg and 14 kg packs 5 year Cutting mix Tried this on my own farm with excellent results when overseeding 12 kg Overseeding Packs and 14kg full reseed Please email for more info [email protected]
  16. unlacedgecko

    Growing cattle on forage rape

    Thinking about this for a summer cover crop. Any one with any experience?
  17. MX7

    Warmer Next Week (May 10th onwards)

    Weather Pro forecasting warmer weather next week, does the forecast you use say the same?I certainly hope it does :cool:
  18. B

    BPS 2021 - Temporary Grassland to Permanent Grassland and back again

    Hi All, Just doing my first BPS application (first for me, not the land parcels in question), and just want to check my understanding of the temporary grassland and permanent grassland rules. As I understand it: Temporary grassland can only exist for 5 consecutive years before it...
  19. J

    Former tenant problems!

    Hi all, taken on some new ground after being left for a year by previous tenant but them not agreeing to leave. A lot of the fields are full of docks/redshank like I've never seen before, some spots of thistle coming now and few spots off nettles. wondering what the best would be to do? Burn it...
  20. C

    Overseeding with pest resistant herbs/ legumes?

    Got some old (ryegrass once upon a time) pasture, can't rip it up and use a break crop as already taken a chunk of the grazing platform out of production for break crops and full reseed. Are there any species of herbs/legumes resistant to the common grassland pests (frit fly, wire worm, leather...