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    Upgrading Trimble signal

    Hi I have recently purchased a new to me sprayer which has Trimble CFX-750 screen running section control and EZ steering through an AG25 receiver. Currently it is running on the free EGNOS signal. I would be interested to hear others opinions, would the EGNOS signal be good/accurate enough...
  2. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  3. D

    Public Accounts Committee enquiry into ELMS

    Have just received the Public Accounts Committee report on ELMS, and associated press release. I think 'damning' pretty much covers it. It is embargoed until Sunday so will post on here then, just starting a thread now in case anyone else who has had it is less worried about such niceties and...
  4. Chris F

    Fully Autonomous Tractors

    I see that John Deere launched theirs at CES in the States. Is this a big revolution or just an update on RTK? I remember Kubota had something similar at Agritechnica in 2019. As an aside, being the photographer for this must be tricky as they just look like photos of tractors with no...
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Using yield monitor data and satellite imagery to inform precision management

    With so much data captured on farm, making it useful can be like unlocking Pandora’s box. Researchers from Rothamsted Research – Kirsty Hassall, Alice Milne and Andy Whitmore – share how yield and satellite data can help with precision management in potato crops. Modern technology allows...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  7. Bald Rick

    Parlour Washings and other mildly contaminated water

    We seem to produce an inordinate amount of mildly contaminated water from washing down and cleaning the parlour and bulk tank. At the moment it’s pumped to a slurry tank under one of the cow sheds but this compromises storage We’ve tried irrigating via a Rotorainer but it’s too fragile and...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    John Deere - Future of Farming

    Changes in weather patterns are just one of many challenges farming is facing. John Deere is investing huge resources into solving these challenges. Three core technologies are shaping the future: Electrification, Automation to Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence Electrification...
  9. Mr Mackay

    On Track guidance system -anyone got any views how good they are?

    As per title ,was wondering if the On Trak would be a simple and reasonably cheap enough thing to help my fert application (if it ever gets cheap enough ) but mainly for utilising my smallish crop sprayer to apply seaweed /growth promoters / foliar N and the like ! Will suit me on the tractor...
  10. CORK

    Variable rate N

    Hi all, I’d like to hear what people’s experiences have been like with variable rate N. I’ve been looking at the Yara Atfarm system and it looks quite accessible for the likes of me (not into too much tech and not farming 1000’s of acres). I’m not looking at this because of the current N...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 16

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 16 - The History of the GD Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Leadership in Farming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Forest industry bodies untie to asses impact of Storm Arwen

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Scottish Forestry is working with Confor and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to fully assess the impact that Storm Arwen has had on the country’s forests and woodlands. Meetings have already taken place between the organisations to start planning the...
  13. C


    I am looking to buy into Frontier's Soyl/iSoyl, mainly to move towards applying liquid nitrogen at variable rates. Does anyone have any experience with this service? How well does it work? I have an Amazone UF-02 bought 1 year ago with an Amatron 4 screen, will a link up to this be seamless?
  14. MX7

    Which organisation has the most up to date satellite photos of farmland?

    I apologise if the above has been asked on TFF before. If it has please point me to the relevant thread. If it hasn’t please can you reply to my thread. I am asking the above as a major housing development is starting on the out skirts of our local town. It would be interesting to get some...
  15. S

    Taarup/Kverneland 7640

    I had an issue with my wrapper last season, the satellite would not hold position after wrapping a bale, it seemed like the plastic would pull it back so that the sensor would not pick up that it was in the right place, very frustrating! my drive gear was worn so i replaced it, that took a lot...
  16. D

    Zero Cooperation with SFI until Autumn Spreading Ban Lifted.

    That’s my view of it. Sell yourselves for £10 per acre if you like but until they come to their senses over autumn manure, they’ll get no cooperation on voluntary matters from me.
  17. I

    Crop stubble burning

    BBC posted an article Wednesday on Delhi Air Quality, noting Indian farmers and crop burning. And obv resulting pollution. Think BBC got their views from this nasa article. The data they uses comes from the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
  18. 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...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    Farm491 puts oxygen into the gills of land-based seafood start up

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business An aquaculture start-up is working with Farm491, the Royal Agricultural University (RAU)’s agritech innovation and incubation hub, to create the largest land-based production facility for shrimp in the UK. Frustrated by the inconsistent quality and...
  20. Still Farming

    Omicron in The UK !

    Here we go again!