1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.
  6. B

    12 months grass weed attack

    Like many others were thinking of reducing crops we plant for harvest 23. Our idea is to spend what we’d normally do on fertiliser and then plant less acres leaving our grass weed fields fallow for 12 months. If we did this we think that multiple chits and burn off would be the best plan of...
  7. agcon1

    cover crop to fatten store lambs

    looking to sow a cover crop july/august, straight after harvest and then graze with store lambs, but would want field back end of feb, to sow with spring barley... what cover would do this? can you fatten lambs on cover crop alone? first time we've thought about doing this so its all new to us...
  8. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  9. Spudie

    What to sow

    I’ve a small part of a field not going into spuds this year but will be next, what could I sow as a cover. Not worth barley as not enough to spray. Only problem it’s full of Charlock so limited what I can put in that I can spray
  10. I

    Grass seed

    Looking a reseed some hill ground PH 6 with more treated CA cake going on later on. Ground wet in the winter dry in summer what's the best mix ??
  11. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: Calculating the value of conditioning

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland We all know that conditioning accelerates the wilting of the crop in the field, which in turn increases fermentation and reduces transport costs, and it is therefore a good thing. However, what we don't appear to know much about is the precise...
  12. Henery

    Rushes….. what to do?

    Rushes getting worse , I know drainage is the real answer but not possible at the moment. Weed wiper ? Spot spray? What works best and when ? thanks 🙏
  13. Oldmacdonald

    First foray into rotational grazing. Question.

    THe literature seems to suggest ideally move between 8 paddocks on 3 day shifts. Can I make 4 larger paddocks instead on 6 day shifts? Would make it simpler for my first try at it!
  14. steveR

    How long for pasture to "clean up" from sheep?

    A friend and I were chatting last week about worm burdens and other sheep related problems on grassland. The new flock here was wormed with Zolvix*, isolated and then did a FEC with a bit fat Zero as a result :) The sheep are now only run on clean land, that has never had sheep before, so...
  15. Kevtherev


    Evening all I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men. Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix. Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems. Establishment methods/grazing management etc
  16. Tubbylew


    Never used the stuff myself, but stumbled upon this bbc article which may be interesting to some, apologies if its been posted before https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60836892
  17. H

    Are you Punished by SFI rules for doing the right thing ?

    How an SFI standards agreement interacts with other funding schemes
  18. casemx 270

    Spray sequence

    Can I legally use Hatra and Axial in the same growing season ? Thanks
  19. casemx 270

    Cultural control of ryegrass

    We have some quite bad ryegrass can you tell me what is the best practice ie autumn cultivations and then cultivations pre spring drilling . Fields are in arable rotation and we want to continue with this . Thanks
  20. L

    GS4 seed

    Morning all, Has anyone got any opinions on gs4 seed mixes, particularly if your grazing sheep and cutting for hay. Are there any mixtures better than others? Any particular "must haves" in mixture from a grazing and cutting perspective? Thanks 😀