1. S

    Silage wheat price

    Got a really dirty (blackgrass and ryegrass) 30ac field. What’s the current price per tonne value to get rid of it? Area dependent I know but just an idea please. I just want to sell at £x/t and the buyer sorts the machinery. Is there a forage shortage?
  2. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  3. ffukedfarmer

    Permanent pasture to winter barley - cover crop?

    I’ve got an unproductive field of grass that’s mainly meadow brome. The plan was to hay it this year but with it being so dry I can’t see there being anything there worth mowing. I’m still an amateur to growing cereals and a cover crop virgin so be gentle… I’m thinking: Burn off the grass in...
  4. HarryB97

    Cutting winter barley now, nutritional value?

    I have about 5 acres of winter barley that is full of blackgrass that I want to mow rather than let it seed. The barley is out in ear but no grain fill has occurred yet. What sort of nutritional value could I hope for from it? Top quality silage like grass or more gut fill?
  5. Aspiring Peasants


    I know disc mowers are more popular than drum mowers but I really dislike my Krone disc mower. It's on its fifth season, it's unreliable and is hard to get as tidy a job as with the vicon drum mower we used to have. Looking at alternatives, has anyone got a Weaving drum mower which I think are...
  6. B

    Clover pellets

    Anyone using coated clover. Local ag dealer had had a flyer for them. Think there limagrain product.
  7. hally


    Is there a cheaper alternative to grazon for spot spraying nettles. Also is the sprays sold on here competitive against Agrivista etc
  8. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  9. J

    Cheap 1 year legume

    So I've got 50 acres of silage ground that I'm hoping to put into gs4 herbal ley autumn of 2023. However, I'm looking to plough and reseed it this autumn in 1 year ley, as this will give me the opportunity to level it out this year, spray it next autumn and direct drill the gs4 into what then...
  10. S

    OSR and grass weeds

    Haven’t grown any osr for 20 years plus but thinking of having another go. What’s the chemical lineup for grass weeds in particular ryegrass?
  11. Hereford21

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    Last year we harvested spring barley in a 20 acre field then moved straight to winter barley in the same field. After the winter barley harvest this year we want to rotate the barley to a different silage field and grow grass on it again, but my dad mentioned growing forage rape on this field...
  12. Kevtherev

    Forage Crops

    Thought I’d start a thread on what members are/have been putting in this season to fill the forage gap with rising feed costs. Brassicas Arable silage mixes Rye etc
  13. casemx 270

    Weed wiper

    Anyone use one as part of thier Blackgrass and Ryegrass control ? Next question do they build 30 metre ones ? I have seen the bolt on one's for sprayer booms . Do you think it would be possible to build one out of an old mounted sprayer ? Thanks
  14. J

    When to graze grass

    So following on from the discussion in all things dairy, when's the best time to graze grass? My butterfat is low - too low really, it was around 3.8-3.9 but has dropped over the past 10 days to 3.6 I can obviously increase that by feeding a fibre source which is what I'm doing currently as...
  15. An Gof

    WW T2

    Flag leaf fully emerged on the KWS Extase so the T2 has gone on today. Applying 1.25L/Ha Revystar + 5Kg EpsoTop.
  16. B

    Winter or spring barley?

    Specifically thinking about gross margin but also ability to smoother grass weeds. Any opinion please?
  17. W

    Late season cover crop after spring barley/wheat

    Our wheat and spring barley won’t be harvested till about last week of august/ first week of sept. Last year I tried a vetch, oats cover crop end of the first week of sept after wheat and it just never worked, slugs and things getting colder meant it was an expensive failure. I know I could...
  18. Sir loin

    Can you have too much clover in a ley?

    This is year 2 of a five year cutting/grazing ley. The clover seems to have taken off this year, but can you have too much clover for first cut haylage?
  19. Oldmacdonald

    Garden agronomy.

    Got a few invasive weeds in the garden, so hoping a knapsack of something will sort them out. Ground elder And some sort of buttercup - not the creeping sort. MCPA all I need?
  20. Agriland RSS

    Caution needed to gain the full benefits of under-sowing maize

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Growers may be keener than ever this year to keep valuable nitrates in the soil by under-sowing maize with a grass or legume-rich cover crop, but caution is needed to receive the full benefit of the practice, advises grass breeder Barenbrug UK. Recent...