1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  2. Wobblebox

    2 combines vs. 1

    Didn’t want to hijack the other thread currently running but I’m thinking about the opposite and running 2 combines instead of 1. Currently cutting 700 acres with an 11 plate NH CX8070 with 25ft cut, and a range of cropping from winter OSR and winter barley, winter wheat and spring beans. I aim...
  3. Massey mad

    Bobcat telehandlers

    Anyone had one on demo or got a newish one? We bought a new bobcat skidsteer last year off AMS and are very impressed with reliability and service. We are now in the market for a telehandler and would really like to give them a try if the reliability of the skidsteer is anything to go by. Thanks
  4. T

    combine for 800 acres.

    thinking of getting our own combine after years of contractors. which make and model would everyone choose for the job. we have all major dealers reasonably close by. cutting 800 acres wheat,barley and osr and need to make a good job of chopping and spreading the straw. we will also bale a...
  5. C

    Growing organic/low fert forage

    I'm a conventional dairy farmer... but like lots of us, have been looking at ways of growing enough forage with less/no synthetic fertiliser. Due to both economic and environmental considerations. For example herbal grazing leys and red clover silage leys. So Gabe Brown reckons he can grow...
  6. 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...
  7. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  8. RAF

    Winter bean herbicide

    Can decide weather to pre em or post em them, either Nirvana and Centium 360, or I have got some banned Forban { bentazone } i could use post em. be ok in spring ?? ground is clay. tia
  9. Agriland RSS

    Closing up ground to ensure grass is available for next spring

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland On sheep farms, thoughts should now be turning to closing ground from now on to ensure grass is available for ewes and their lambs next spring. While grass growth is reasonably good, farmers should take advantage of this and be thinking of what...
  10. Sid

    Get your tasty oat liquidish (edited) here Mmmm delicious!!
  11. Wooly

    Grazing maize stubbles

    Before I put my ewes on our maize stubbles that were combined yesterday, is there anything detremental to the health of our sheep by grazing them ?
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ?
  14. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  15. Wigeon

    Tell me about chafer sprayers

    Getting to the stage where my old Bateman is due for a change. Have spotted some 2nd hand chafer sentry 5000s with 36m booms, and wondering about them. Are they any good? What is a pressure based system like compared to flow? Anything to watch for? Not having an engine, wheel motors, etc...
  16. CPM RSS

    Lamport trials – The good, the bad and the ugly

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The Agrovista trial site at Lamport in Northamptonshire has matured into a hive of information and reveals how changes in rotational management affect blackgrass populations, crop yields and soil health. CPM visits the trials and finds out its...
  17. Flat 10

    Organic soil rotation

    If you haven’t got irrigation so limited appeal to potato/veg growers what crops are any good on black land? Sugar beet and wheat on their own aren’t enough really. Residuals don’t work very well so BG an increasing problem. Any thoughts? Letting for maize or turf is not appealing/appropriate...
  18. M

    Ineos Grenadier and Land Rover Defender

    Had a chance to look around both of these at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood last week. Is there anyone on here running the LR yet? And anyone tempted by the Grenadier when it becomes available next year?
  19. steveR

    Charging EV at home?

    Starting to wonder should we go EV for the runabout as a "toe in the water" exercise... I have looked around at charging options and it is obvious, a dedicate charger makes sense. However, is it possible to use Economy 7 for this task? We have PV already, feeding through an Immersun into the...
  20. bobk

    Would you buy an electric vehicle POLL

    Fairly sure of my answer , 2 questions , no fence sitting