1. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – Carbon care is driven by data

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Will Oliver has been responsible for some bold changes his family farm has made and has impressive results to show for them. CPM explores how the decisions were made that gave the business the confidence to change. What we’re aiming for is a...
  2. Vader

    Spaying blackthorn

    Got a lot of blackthorn spreading onto some rough grass . Topped it all, but think when regrows will want spraying off. Anyone know best spray to kill the blackthorn but leave the grass?
  3. G

    Fair play to FW for tackling AIC issue head on.

    AIC and RT still haven't explained why UK grain growers are prevented from supplying UFAS mills under similar terms to imports.
  4. Just because

    To late for stubble turnips?

    Is it to late to plant last of stubble turnips or would I just be better of planting rape/ kale hybrid??
  5. Agriland RSS

    Controlling grassland weeds now sets up pastures for optimal growth next spring

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The weather this spring was not conducive to dealing with grassland weeds. Many, such as docks, thistles, and nettles, have grown on, set seed and dominated a greater area than before. However, all is not lost. Recent mild and wet weather means now is...
  6. Deere 6430

    Horsch Terrano FX

    I’m looking forward views on the Horsch Terrano FX mounted cultivator please. Good points and bad points about them. if anyone has a 3 meter one for sale then I would be interested or if there is something better than a Terrano FX
  7. 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...
  8. Clive

    New SFI Capital grants on used machinery etc

    In the recent DEFRA q&a with Janet Hughes we discussed a members question that asked why capital grants were only available on new equipment when most farmer bought used Reason given was it was very difficult to set a mechanism that wasn’t potential open to abuse from dealers etc (or how do you...
  9. mrsmojos


    Hello! New problem...we recently bought a small holding and our field has ragwort. After enquiring into dealing with the ragwort, we were advised to cut it, and when it begins to grow again we can get it sprayed.... ...we bought the old (very old) tractor the previous owners were selling with...
  10. R

    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    Working every day from 6am until 8pm is taking a toll on me now, I feel exhausted all the time.
  11. CORK

    Cultivation of WOSR stubble

    After two consecutive years of severe slug damage in wheat following WOSR, I’m adopting a new (to me) approach. We are plough based. Gave the osr stubble a run of a light disc (Amazone Catros) immediately after harvest in dry weather. Just gave it a second run today 3 weeks after the first...
  12. M

    Direct drilling turnips into hard sprayed off grassland

    Will direct drilling work very well if ground is quite hard? Would be turnips into sprayed off grassland
  13. M

    Which feed wheat?

    Looking for a new feed wheat. Has anything performed well the last few years? Not Extase!
  14. paul&mandy

    Talk to me about footvax

    We have always been battling with scald that turns into footrot, this year being warm and very damp it's been a nightmare. We've split everything up at weaning to isolate any bad feet but it's a hard battle. Foot bathing with formalin I'm sure has made it worse. Now the lambs will be going off...
  15. Sandpit Farm

    How late is it ok to spray nettles?

    We have rain forecast for the next couple of weeks here. I have some hill ground that is riddled with nettles and I have been carefully spraying with a knapsack on dry days in between other jobs. How late in the year would you spray? I feel like some of the more mature plants aren't really...
  16. yellowbelly

    Guess what's for breakfast.

    You know the mushroom season has started when you can see the beggars from over a quarter of a mile away. Well, I thought that's what they were and @MrsY B confirmed it, through the binoculars from the bedroom window, before she set off... Soon she'd run out of basket capacity...
  17. A

    The Beltex is supreme.

    Carlisle today - about 700 shearling rams averaged £1500, with a top price of 30,000 gns. I can't remember being at a sale with as much buzz and enthusiasm. And the same will happen next year after about a third of the purchases have died. :banghead:
  18. W

    Extase potential problems

    I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
  19. Jackov Altraids

    Is it time to acknowledge the difference.....?

    ....... between an agri-business and small holdings/family farms? I try to read a large portion of all that is written on TFF and I see a continuous and growing divide/ confusion between these types of farming. The problems, needs and benefits are so often polar opposites between these types...
  20. bobk

    5.5 million EU citizens claim ......

    Settled status in the UK , wonder how many UK expats applications have been approved in the EU . not many I suspect .