1. N

    Nitrogen on beans

    Anyone ever applied liquid N or N/Mg to beans to perk them up a bit? Look cold/pale/weevily.
  2. Exfarmer

    who is voting tomorrow?

    I won't be, not because I am thoroughly disillusioned with the choice of candidates, have plenty to choose from in my village with 3 elections including hotly fought war for the Parish council. No I am helping out at a local polling station, so be careful with your language to the staff, as I...
  3. Macsky

    Lifting pH without lime?

    Can soil pH be lifted by cultural methods, without the addition of lime or the likes? Drainage? Cultivation?...
  4. The Guardian RSS

    Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie

    Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie Written by Raj Patel From amnesia about apple pie to burger battlefields, author and academic Raj Patel says today’s food justice fights have long, bloody histories Resting on gingham cloth, a sugar-crusted apple pie cools on...
  5. G

    What to do?

    Hi all, First post on thefarmingforum. We are a beef farm on former sandy heathland that we now graze and cut for hay. Soil is very light and sandy with some clayey bits but this is mostly SSSI. pH low 5’s so have just limed our two best forage fields at 3t/acre with the 2mm to dust stuff.....I...
  6. Greythundercloudys

    Opico sward lifter.

    Seen one advertised, do they make a difference with drainage etc, what size tractor do you need.
  7. TripleSix

    It's a Conspiracy

    I see plenty of conspiracy theories in relation to Covid-19 "I won't wear a mask, it's all about control" "Economic reset" "Depopulation" All about removing freedoms apparently. So providing they're all correct, what is the actual plan? Are the world's governments basically bankrupting...
  8. nick...

    Bit of a dilemma

    Ok all my winter barley and wheat only had half dose of nitrogen.barley currently around 8 inches tall and the stem is starting to fatten up for ear emergence.agronomist advises to get rest of nitram on but having had no rain for 5 weeks it’s pretty dry.still getting a good dew in mornings but...
  9. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  10. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  11. B

    Identify the weed

    I'd love to identify these as I want to spray them. I live in Ireland and the land would not be the best. They disappear in winter, and in summer they grow as high as the silage, no flowers on them.
  12. Chae1


    What are people's views/experiences of using biostimulants as a replacement for fungicides? Particularly Scyon. I questioned the inclusion of it from agronomist today and said it would replace ctl.
  13. Jerry

    Lucerne for sheep

    These dry springs are starting to get to me and I need a decent option to make fodder for winter use. Anyone one fed wrapped lucerne to in lamb ewes on over winter roots and after lambing on grass? I have a field that is a dry light field that I think might suit it as a crop for 3 years as a...
  14. L

    Alley cropping

    Hello, I’m designing a hypothetical mixed farm that is also good for the local ecology. One method is alley cropping, would you need to leave the alley cropping fields fallow for a season or two like with normal crops? If so, how would it work and how many fields wood you need?
  15. Kevtherev

    Anyone for salad?

    How much salad cream? Spotted in daily express
  16. L

    Understanding farming crops.

    Hello, I’m researching agroforestry and i would like to understand more about farming in the UK. I’m designing a plan for a university project in particular the use of alley cropping. I was thinking of having a cereal intercropped with apple trees in one field. In the other field I was thinking...
  17. Fergieman

    N Rates Applied

    Just been doing the sheets for last application of fert to w and s barley. What rates of nitrogen are you applying to your cereal crops? 220kgsN/ha w wheat 200kgsN/ha w barley 125kgsN/ha s barley Adjusted for any manure/slurry applied.
  18. jacobl741

    When to spread fert

    Wasn’t planning on using any fert this time due to how dear it has gone, but with how dry it’s been and the grass not growing going to get some ordered this week. Will spreading it now ruin it if no rain comes soon? Or should I wait till the weather gives certain rain coming.
  19. G

    How to kill Gorse (Whinns)

    Is there any thing to knapsack spray onto Whinns to kill them. I'm told cutting them and drilling the main root and them spraying works but what is the best spray to kill them. What method has anyone else tryed doing that works.
  20. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!