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