1. powerontheland

    10-120 acres wanted to Rent South Essex

    We are an established Forage Merchant and Agricultural Contractor based in South Essex. We are looking for anything from 10 acres plus to rent on a 5 year minimum term for the production of Timothy and Ryegrass for high quality horse feed. We are looking to rent on a per acre basis only and are...
  2. gellis888

    What's standing grass for silage worth this year?

    Ground I'm farming with sheep is currently really under stocked as it was took on in September 2020, sheep were over wintered outside and the grass wasn't performing well. So, this spring and summer I'm going to have a huge surplus. A neighbouring farmer is short of silage ground this year and...
  3. B


    Has anyone used the above, what did you think? Agronomist is telling me to try instead of Axial for ryegrass control in Wheat.. Thanks
  4. 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...
  5. V

    How long before fert kicks in

    Probably a silly question but how long after spreading will fert make a difference and get things going . My dilemma thus now do I get on and get fert on grazing ground . My ground is later type . Cold wintry weather on the cards next week with hard frosts. Do I get on now and spread or wait...
  6. L

    Reducing competition when overseeding

    We have a direct drill on a Beef and sheep unit in West Wales , and do quite a few acres yearly . We have found the use of grass coated in Pronitro ,, which is a nitrogen coating really gets things going . However we Typically we have been spraying the grass off with glyphosate , before...
  7. W


    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  8. Derrick Hughes

    Clamp Buster Seed Mix

    Special Offer on Clamp Buster 07415121700 [email protected] Festuloliums offer high sugars, high drought tolerance, waterlogged tolerance, early spring growth, good winter hardiness, high stress tolerance Festulolium Clamp Buster Grass Seed Mix (Acre Pack) ( Cutting) 4.00 kg MERLIN...
  9. Spearos

    Sh40 - mex 6 - 10x on 250hp, which one?

    As title states, curious to know peoples opinions?
  10. LTH

    Will clover take well when direct drilled into permanent pasture.

    I was wanting to improve some of the permanent cow pastures and was wondering how well clover will take just direct drilled in, not the sort of field I want to turn over but would like to put more clover into it. Does it take well like this or not really?
  11. Headless chicken

    Cheapest way to mop up protein

    I’ve been a bit slow on reducing the protein in the cake and made a balls up because the silage is sky high in protein. Due a load of cake next week so that will help somewhat but we still need to mop up some protein to keep the cows happy. Milk is dropping like a stone currently and the cows...
  12. Matt

    Silage additive choices

    Hi all. What do/would people use for First cut, mid may, 80% grazing leys, 20% of area is Italian ryegrass, all under 5 years so good grass, Aiming for around 35% dm, so on the dryer side. Have used Lallemand platinum dry and been pleased with the forage we have made, wondered if there was...
  13. 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...
  14. GoodEgg

    Can farms become sheep sick?

    -03-21 06:41 PM Can farms become Sheep Sick?
  15. R

    New reseed - what would you use?

    Morning We have a North facing steepish bank to reseed end of spring, coming out of swedes. Will not be silageable so solely a grazing ley. Has been down to poor pp for a long time and grazed with sheep. So, potential is unknown but I imagine it will be slow to get going in Spring. What mix...
  16. F

    Yellow grass - Deficiency?

    Looking for some advise on what to apply to a field in which I cut hay off of last year. Grass is quite old and I plan on reseeding it next year. It was cut in July last year and the regrow has been poor and the grass is yellow in colour. I’ve attached some photos and any advice on what the...
  17. CopperBeech

    Short term crop for sheep

    I think I already know the answer .... but .... If you had some arable ground available from now until around September/ October and we’re looking to get something in the ground now to provide some feed for ewes and lambs (April born) from about June onwards. .... is there anything cost...
  18. B

    Grass reseed

    Hi all, Got an old 30+ yr old ley in need of a reseed. I'd prefer not to plough as the ground is on the edge of low lying wet woodland and is riddled with roots. The chap that last ploughed it 3 decades ago said it was the worst day of his life! It was sprayed off in September, roughly...
  19. J

    Custom gs4 mix

    I'm after some opinions on what I've put together in my head after some thought on a herbal ley mix to hit the gs4 specification, I havent seen a mix that I'm 100% happy with and suits my needs, far too many seem insistent on adding crap like oxeye daisies into the mix. In my head I've come up...
  20. S

    Grass seed

    looking at re drilling some old grasses to make hay/haylage, what type of grass lay should i drill? what seed would you recommend and how much will the seed cost me for 10 acres worth? thanks in advance