1. T Hectares

    Haylage 101

    Morning, this part of the forum is not my usual habitat being an Arable farmer for the past 25 years !! I’m looking at the possibility of supplying haylage to a local buyer, I’m ok with growing costs and machinery costs but what I don’t have is a clue on yields and prices... This would...
  2. Just because

    Grazing kale

    Hi everyone thinking of planting some kale direct into some grass in next couple of weeks want to graze it with mainly cattle from November until January only 4acre patch. Which would be best to grow. Thanks
  3. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!
  4. F

    Anybody making silage yet?

    As above, been a long winter glad to be making silage as we’re almost completely out after last years dry summer in Hampshire, anybody else on it?
  5. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  6. T

    Lime spreading rates.

    We've been talking about reduced lime spreading rates on the Beef & Lamb price tracker & thought it deserves it's own thread. @livestock 1 @Hilly @Highland Mule @Cab-over Pete @Skintagain @Kiwi Pete @Poorbuthappy Sorry if I've missed anyone who was in that conversation. Just to catch up...
  7. Clive

    Bitersaltz vs liquid Magnesium ?

    Having seen decent results from Magnesium with fungicide applications here I'm pretty convinced that along with Manganese t's a micronutrient worth using routinely on our soil types. Bitersaltz has been our cheap go-to product but it's not the most users friendly when filling a 6000L sprayer...
  8. Tierwohl

    How can UK and German farmers work best together?

    What would be the best agricultural way, how hand in hand, UK farmers and German farmers work together for being stronger in other markets?
  9. D

    How late glyphosate before crop emergence?

    Anybody any experience of applying glyphosate post drilling and had a problem due to it catching the emerging crop? I have done a couple of acres of beet as a trial just before the seedlings break through the surface in a particularly weedy patch so I guess I’ll soon know but just wondered if...
  10. Dman2

    AB 9 Winter bird mix

    Have some of the above to sow Can use 90% cereal, so we are using oats seeing as we have some. What rate are people sowing the oats And do you mix the other seeds with the oats to sow or sow seperate. Cheers
  11. Jerry

    Rye corn....baled and wrapped?

    Neighbour has 15 acres of rye corn planted last autumn that he was planning to eat off now but has no need for it now. It’s knee high at present and he’s thinking about cutting and baling/wrapping. Never fed it but could do with 50 rounds for next winter as cattle feed. Does it wrap ok And...
  12. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
  13. Lofty1984

    Sewerage dumped in rivers

    https://apple.news/A4hDSg0HMTpKE5bW7C6OKuQ so according to this bbc article 400,000 instances in 2020 of raw sewage into rivers why isn’t there a public outcry about it as there is if a farm does it
  14. JD-Kid

    Chapman sheep feeder

    looking at one of there feeders TF350 any down sides with them and what spares would be worth having on hand with them keep in mind im not just down the road been feeding out sheep nuts. getting a bit old hat. using 18 kg buckets have a grain feed but good luck knowing what 50...
  15. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – The might of the microbe

    Written by cpm Download PDF From the AD unit to the soils, every operation for one Oxon grower revolves around ensuring there’s a thriving community of micro-organisms working hard to produce goodness in a low carbon system. CPM explores. By Tom Allen-Stevens At the back of the spray shed there...
  16. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
  17. LAMMA365

    Walkaround: John Deere 9000 Series foragers

    Featuring new engines, a new flagship model, uprated drivelines, along with fresh model numbering and styling, it is fair to say John Deere has been busy updating its range of wide body self-propelled foragers. Headline-grabbing news is the introduction of a new top model, which sees JD’s...
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Soil mapping helps drive efficiency for hop and apple grower

    Soil mapping helps drive efficiency for hop and apple grower Digital mapping systems in horticultural crops, particularly top fruit and hops, are not yet as widely used as in broad-acre arable crops, but more growers are realising the potential benefits for improving consistency, yield and...
  19. Chasingmytail

    Cheapest form of wholecrop

    Did peas and barley last year, good yield after drought, but worked out considerably expensive (min £55 per bale). Drilled and harvested into bales by contractor. Only 20 acres. Thinking about this year coming now need to think what alternatives - if any makes it more economical - if there is...
  20. moretimeforgolf

    Anyone growing hybrid rye?

    I’m growing rye for the first time this year. I’ve got hybrid variety Serafino. It follows wheat, straw baled, stubble raked, drilled last week of September with JD750a. The issue I have is that it is thin in the swath rows. I take it that it doesn’t like the toxins from the wheat chaff. Has...