1. S

    Whats this tree?

    Relatively short, 20ft maybe. Multiple stems/trunks Strong smell.
  2. Agriland RSS

    Pottinger breaks more ground with new round baler factory

    Written by Justin Roberts Pottinger is powering ahead in response to the buoyant machinery market as well as a continual growth in sales. The company has just opened its latest plant in Austria as well as cut the sod for the next extension. This is the fourth Pottinger production plant and...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Zetor celebrates 75th year of tractor production

    Written by Justin Roberts While hidden behind the Iron Curtain, eastern European manufacturers had little success in selling their tractors to the west, except for Zetor, which defied the odds and gained a large following here in Ireland, and elsewhere. This year, the company will have been...
  4. S

    Maincrop or stubble turnips

    Which would be best for mid June sowing. To be grazed after Christmas by lambs. Usually grow stubble turnips but the early sown ones are getting quite woody towards the end of the season. Thanks
  5. J

    Replacing an oak tree

    We lost this tree in a storm 2 years ago and the deer really miss the shade in this current weather. they do have shade at the bottom of the field but there is no breeze there and they also like to be able to see what is going on around them. I want to plant 4 or 5 individual oaks...
  6. D

    BKT Tyres-Any good?

    Looking to replace full set of tyres on main ploughing,cultivation tractor. Have had quotes for all the main brands and BKT are coming in substantially cheaper. Am tempted but wondering if there are any drawbacks or problems with this make? Interested in anyones experiences!
  7. bobk

    EU sausage war

    ffs .
  8. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  9. CPM RSS

    Diagnostics – Instant intelligence

    Written by cpm Most farms are generating big data but how to interpret it isn’t always clear. CPM explores how three different technologies could help join the dots and aid on-farm decision-making. It’s only when data is used to gain insight that it starts to provide value. By Lucy de la...
  10. S

    Golden Nuggets....the 'fake meat' revolution is on its way....

    Anthony Browne MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment writes in this week's Spectator, "Britain could be at the forefront of the revolution. We love animals: we are pragmatic about new technology". Further he writes "The FSA should now consider a fast - track...
  11. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  12. robin banks

    Sick beans

    Friend of mine has asked what's happening to his spring beans. The photo above shows the start of what seems to kill the bean. It is affecting the whole field. His first taught was spray drift from a neighbour. But agronomist says that whole field would not be affected. As it's a funny shape...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. GAM


    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!!
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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.