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  1. A

    Breakup of United Kingdom.

    Now that English nationalist fuelled Brexit, has all but ensured the breakup of the United Kingdom, it‘s reassuring to see the quality media in UK, unafraid to shine a light, on what many do not want to acknowledge or talk about. P...
  2. D

    How Do I Avoid the Wet Winter Slump?

    The wet winter has really tested us this year on the heavy clay land. We have different scenarios: 1. Ploughed nicely late summer, drilled a bit late in the autumn, November. Not terrible but a low plant population in the worst areas due to drowning. What had survived looks good but it’s too...
  3. GAM

    Docks!

    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  4. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  5. Wynnstay

    Wynnstay Agri-Hub Podcast, Episode 8: Spring 2021 Lambing Lessons

    In this month’s episode, Tony Morris is talking sheep with National Sheep & Beef Manager, Bryn Hughes; Grass & Roots Manager, Colin Jones and Independent Sheep & Beef Adviser, Liz Genever. Lambing for the majority has finished, or is coming to a close, and thoughts are turning to weaning...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    RW Crawford offer KTWO spreaders and trailers across their south east England depots

    Written by John Swire British manufacturer of high-quality agricultural muck spreaders and trailers, Ktwo, are pleased to announce that R W Crawford will offer the full Ktwo range across all their South England Depots from 1st June 2021. R W Crawford Agricultural Machinery was founded by Bob...
  7. beardface

    Shearing 2021

    Got about half the ewes done. Will finish the rest at end of week beginning of next. Not shearing to bad. Not seen any maggots yet, in fact not really seen many flies. How's everyone else getting on?
  8. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  9. F

    Subsoil, pan buster, mole plough etc ?

    Heavy clay soils what's the best routine to keep soils well aerated and to keep the drainage tip top.
  10. Ormond

    Lush spring barley

    I've some very lush spring barley....It's around gs 30/31....was thinking of pgr of either 1l/ccc/ha with 0.15/0.2 of moddus or canopy around 0.3/0.4....any help would be appreciated....had plenty of N so needs shortened a bit going forward and thickening of the stems as the tiller count is...
  11. ZXR17

    Fibrophos v Sewage sludge

    Which is the best for raising phosphate indices ? I use both but Sewage sludge is becoming a real pain with damage caused to tracks and fields when tipped in wet conditions . There is also the smell issues when spread and also the not so beneficial ' extras ' that come with it .
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    For when the chips are down

    For when the chips are down – preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture A UK wheat crop – one of the six to have its microbiome held and curated as part of the UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (Credit: Pixabay). Written by Wayne Coles at CABI Scientists from the UK’s...
  13. Cowabunga

    So much for extended grazing. The Spring deluge.

    For the first time in at least a couple of decades I've had to rehouse the cows in late May, day and night, because it is so wet and cold for them and they are making an unacceptable mess of the fields and pastures. Also it is probably only the third or fourth time in the last 40 years that...
  14. A

    Drainage trencher

    Got some heavy ground needs a bit of drainage. No stones or rocks through any of it and I'm thinking a trencher might be the job for it rather than a 360. Any of you guys over here in N.I know anyone who runs a trencher for drainage work?
  15. JasmineHughes

    KWS need your insight!

    We need you! We breed new varieties specifically for the UK market, and need your feedback to ensure we’re delivering products and services that help meet the challenges you face on farm and set you up to achieve the greatest success. We know it’s not always fun filling in surveys, so we’ve...
  16. Will Blackburn

    Maize 2021

    Could be disappointing, I have one light field in with stronger land waiting for dry weather. I could have drilled a month ago but soil temperatures were very low, I'm not seeing any evidence yet that we missed a trick as nothing is showing for earlier sowings. It looks very likely that some of...
  17. D

    transplanting veg plants into stubble by hand

    I'm in a bit of a situation in that I've 18,000 veg plants, growing like crazy & its too wet to plough, till & plant. What would happen if I planted them by hand now into last years cereal stubble?
  18. beardface

    The future of arable farming

    I've been thinking lately about the debate around food production and how arable farming seems to escape the negativity at the moment. Are large monocultures grown intensively on the best acres the answer to sustainable food production? I don't think so. The reality is that an allotment...
  19. shumungus

    Spraying Docks and associated weeds on grassland.

    Been quoted £110/£120 per 5l of Forefront. what mixes out there would do the same job for less money. What is that like as a price for Forefront?
  20. jacobl741

    Time between spraying and mowing

    Spraying some of our mowing fields with doxstar pro, how long ideally should this be left before it’s mown? Cheers
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