1. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  2. TFF

    RB209 Section 3 Grass and forage crops

    The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs - both economic and environmental. It explains the value of nutrients, soil and why good nutrient management is about more than just the fertilisers you...
  3. T

    Big Bale mould

    What causes this kind of mould in a bale of dry silage/haylage? we also struggle to get bales without mould, which is a torture when feeding to sheep. It’s supposed to be double wrapped as well. The second picture is the usual mould that we get. In the first picture it’s spots in through the...
  4. paul&mandy

    Fattening lambs off grass

    Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs. Turnips will be possibly out of the loop. Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
  5. beardface

    Cocksfoot ley (thinking out loud again)

    So with fert and chem prices where they are I've been thinking of alternative short term leys as an alternative to spring cropping. Thinking a 2 year ley sown by latest mid September. FYM after wheats off, cultivate, leave a couple weeks spray off then seed. Mix would be Cocksfoot Meadow...
  6. yellow belly

    ab7 whole crop cereals

    any one doing this 495 per ha increasing to 554 spring cereal whole crop removed grain and straw leave stubble till February not on land that has run off risk restricted herbicides looks a good option paying well no mention that it cannot be combine harvested and straw baled
  7. TFF

    The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus Microbiology Volume 6, Issue4 August 2017

    The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils Authors: Ian D. E. A. Lidbury, Tandra Fraser, Andrew R. J. Murphy, David J. Scanlan, Gary D. Bending, Alexandra M. E. Jones, Jonathan D. Moore, Andrew Goodall, Mark Tibbett, John P...
  8. Jerry

    State of your crops -2022

    Well seeing as it’s new year and last years thread on this topic ram to 80 pages, thought it time to start a new one for this year’s harvest. I don’t have a lot of winter corn in but what I have is looking ok. The warm December certainly did no harm. A selection as off today. Graham after...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    AHDB: Strategic Farm Report December 2021

    Tis the time of year to reflect on progress, thing you’ change and things you’ll keep just as they are. In this spirt, its time to review progress at AHDB’s Strategic Farms and share some results with you. From the 15 of November, we ran Strategic Farm week with four distinct themes. Can...
  10. Rowland

    Ed Sheeran wants to rewild the Country

    Apparently Ed wants to rewild the UK to offset his carbon footprint over the last few years. I just wonder were all of his fans will get there food from...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agronomist in Focus - Dick Neale from Hutchinsons

    Catch and cover crop choices play significant part in positive transition to Sustainable Farming Initiative When any new technique is employed its initial benchmark for success is a measure of the financial return it provides over the technique it replaces or enhances. In that respect cover...
  12. S

    BBC2 9pm tonight

    Greg Wallace and Cherry Healy are on a tour around the JCB factory in Stafford
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright. Introduction There is a need to develop more resilient...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Clive Bailye

    R and R ………….. September 2021 Harvest 2021 was the second in succession where the combine saw no rapeseed through its 12m header. At least this time it was planned, as not an acre was planted following the 100% loss of our 2020 crop. This we redrilled with Linseed after finding most of the...
  15. Matthew Britton

    John Deere 635 moco

    I am beginning to contemplate a replacement moco to my McHale, it is only 2018 and has done nothing but it makes me wince every time I lift it up and the tractor leans to the right. I have seen a few of these 630 635 and 530 moco’s about here for sale of the mid 20teen vintage. We only do...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs and...
  17. O

    Rye grass as an arable weed

    We’re looking to speak to growers who are struggling to control rye grass an arable weed for an upcoming focus group. It would be great to get insight on this topic from British growers so if you’re interested in being involved, please let us know.
  18. CPM RSS

    Managing hybrid rye

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The UK area of hybrid rye increased 25% this autumn as more growers recognised its agronomic and financial benefits. The crop will be new to many, so CPM looks at how to make sure it delivers good results next harvest. Fertiliser requirement is...
  19. M

    Rent on grass land

    What is going rent for 55 acres off grass land on a 5 year farm business tenancy worth. Single farm payment included. In the south east ?
  20. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...