1. Robert

    Hemlock Water-Dropwort

    Have found some of this appear on our flooded stream banks. I read that the root is very poisonous - do I need to eradicate it or will it be left alone by the very sporadic grazing livestock we have on our grass / cover crops? Thanks
  2. News

    What to do about the lack of grass?

    Despite rainfall in early May across the UK, farmers are faced with limited grass growth for this time of year. Wynnstay grass and roots manager, Colin Jones, says although welcomed, this wet weather is still a little too late to offset the lack of grass many are currently faced with. “With...
  3. Andrew B

    Soil carbon is a highly flawed climate policy ?

    These two articles by By David Pannell ( from Australia) has certainly made me think The comments section is worth reading too as I believe these policies are going to...
  4. L

    Start up costs

    Hi, Obviously this can depend on a lot of things, but could someone give me a rough idea of the start up costs when starting up with sheep and also the start up costs of setting up with dairy and beef. And also what the maintenance costs per year are per sheep or cow. Again, I appreciate it...
  5. L

    32ml pipe.

    I’ve got 1km to roll out. Is there as easy way ? 150 m rolls
  6. onesiedale

    Maybe ploughing is the answer?

    :unsure: According to the Irish experts, 16" deep too!:eek:
  7. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  8. C

    Climate change issues: Is vertical farming the answer?

    Climate change is a pressing challenge to current and future food production. To continue to feed a growing population, it is clear that food production methods will have to adapt to become more resilient. I am studying for my MRes in Urban Agriculture at Harper Adams University. I am keenly...
  9. P


    Anyone able to shed light on the growing of Miscantus and ROI?
  10. Greythundercloudys

    Big young lmb loss in Stirlingshire.

    Any one who doesn't realise how cold the weather around my area has been should see the Scottish farm, guy from Dunblane who breeds alot of tups, lost over 40lmbs one night last week with the cold weather, that a terrible thing to face in the lmbing field, he's a very cheery guy but that must...
  11. M

    Stubble to stubble rates

    What are people currently charging/being charged for a simple stubble to stubble operation on combinable cropping land?
  12. le bon paysan

    The working class

    Read... Discuss. ( Another thread would be... Is there a working class anymore? And who are they?)
  13. N

    Nitrogen on beans

    Anyone ever applied liquid N or N/Mg to beans to perk them up a bit? Look cold/pale/weevily.
  14. 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...
  15. Macsky

    Lifting pH without lime?

    Can soil pH be lifted by cultural methods, without the addition of lime or the likes? Drainage? Cultivation?...
  16. B

    Grass reseed

    At home I reseed about 5-10acres a year, currently plough with 2 furrow conventional plough then work down with seed harrows, this is due to most fields being less than 5 acres and being undulating and triangular, it can be very time consuming and I’ll like to speed the job up to do more, I’m...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. bobk

    Arlene Foster steps down

    Is that good or bad
  20. Greythundercloudys

    Opico sward lifter.

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