1. Agriland RSS

    Farmers and landowners encouraged to Put Down Roots

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A new drive to encourage farmers and landowners across England to plant and manage more trees has been launched today (Tuesday, January 25). With the Plant the Future, Put Down Roots campaign, the Forestry Commission and the Department for...
  2. bobk

    New Highway code rules ffs

    You couldn't make this sh!t up
  3. Richard Smyth

    Krone front mower

    Howdy. I have a 3.6 meter front mower. Looking for ideas to stop it bulldozing when cutting. Last year we had extremely light crops. Soil would build up of the skids and cause it to bulldoze. If it was raining it worked perfect as the soil didn’t stick and if it was dry it was ok but in...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Forestry Commission takes action to combat tree disease

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Forestry Commission (FC) has introduced new measures to take combat the spread of the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis. The UK chief plant health officer has confirmed further findings of the disease in woodlands in the affected areas: Devon...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Forestry Commission takes further action on new tree disease

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Woodland managers, landowners, tree nurseries and the forest industry are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC) introduced extended demarcated areas in Devon, Cornwall and Cumbria to combat the spread of the tree pathogen...
  6. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  7. F

    Cattle nuts fed to sheep

    I ve some sheep on grass keep on a former dairy farm they ve just got rid of the cattle and have a ton of nuts left which the farmer says I can have for free ..sheep like them but will they do any harm fed in small amounts?
  8. Defra Farming

    More time for farmers to apply for free business advice

    More time for farmers to apply for free business advice Written by Andrew Powley Copyright Natural England/Chris Gomersall To support farmers through the agricultural transition, we’re offering free business advice to those who currently receive direct payments. Through the Future Farming...
  9. L

    Glyphosate around young hedges

    Hi bit of a disaster here today, had a new guy spraying around a thorn hedge that was planted last year, he wasn’t very selective where he sprayed and managed to get some of the plants. They do have rabbit guards around them but they will protrude maybe 9 inch above I know it will kill the grass...
  10. TFF

    Drones in Insect Pest Management

    One of the major components in precision agriculture is crop health monitoring, which includes irrigation, fertilization, pesticide sprays, and timely harvest of the crop. Further, the progressive change in growth and development is critical in crop monitoring and taking suitable decisions to...
  11. TFF

    Root Exudation of Primary Metabolites

    Root Exudation of Primary Metabolites: Mechanisms and Their Roles in Plant Responses to Environmental Stimuli Authors: Alberto Canarini, Christina Kaiser, Andrew Merchant, Andreas Richter and Wolfgang Wanek Root exudation is an important process determining plant interactions with the soil...
  12. Jerry

    Antidote to Venganuary

    I always sell a fair bit of lamb through the spring/summer/autumn direct to individuals, pubs, restaurants and it does very well for me. But a couple years ago I decided to run a small pedigree Devon suckler herd with the ideal to sell beef boxes direct. Partly selfish reasons as I always...
  13. Agrovista News

    New guide to regenerative agriculture outlines key principles and practices

    A new guide that outlines the key principles of regenerative agriculture and the many benefits they can bring to modern farming systems has been released by leading agronomy company Agrovista. The Regenerative Agriculture Guide is packed with useful information and tips and has something for...
  14. TFF

    The choice of the DNA extraction method may influence the outcome

    The choice of the DNA extraction method may influence the outcome of the soil microbial community structure analysis Authors: Sylwia Zielińska, Piotr Radkowski, Aleksandra Blendowska, Agnieszka Ludwig-Gałęzowska, Joanna M. Łoś, Marcin Łoś The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency...
  15. ploughman1963

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - autumn spreading of manures

    This is well worth a listen click here
  16. TFF

    Propyzamide Reminder

    Use by date fast approaching - Propyzamide Don't forget, for most uses, it is illegal to use propyzamide after 31st January Just a reminder regarding the use of propyzamide where the label clearly states (with the exception of lettuce) the last date for legal use is 31st January (i.e. "before...
  17. paul&mandy

    Fattening lambs off grass

    Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs. Turnips will be possibly out of the loop. Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
  18. A

    Not dribbling N down the tramlines.

    About 7 or 8 years ago I picked up a leaflet at either Cereals or Lamma (which may or may not have been produced by Omex). It gave the usual reasons why switching to the use of liquid had advantages over the use of solid N, such as no bags to dispose of, accurate dressing up to the outer edge of...
  19. W

    Miscanthus yields

    Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass, what average yield arw people getting from their miscanthus and is it hybrid or standard. Also what are the thoughts about carbon trading and the value this may bring to miscanthus. Many thanks
  20. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...