1. bobk

    I've got blackgrass

    Do I get a badge
  2. D

    How do pre em herbicides work?

    I know the basics of pre em herbicides, a fine firm moist seed bed & don't disturb it afterwards. But how does it actually kill the weed. Does the weed germinate hit the pre em layer & die? or Does the weed die as it germinates? or is the seed discouraged from germinating & may even remain...
  3. Agriland RSS

    First genetically edited crops sown under new UK regulations

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research has confirmed that it has sown seed of genetically edited (GE) Camelina sativa, a member of the brassica family, just weeks after regulations for scientific field trials were eased. Using a seed drill specifically designed for the...
  4. Grass And Grain

    AIC - No need for alternative to Red Tractor. Farmers Weekly article Good article by Philip Case of FW. I think what they (AIC) mean is... AIC services run the UFAS mill assurance scheme, but most of the mills are AIC members. So AIC aren't really independent. Their internal...
  5. Scholsey

    Arable silage or wholecrop?

    Having a go mowing and forage wagoning a small patch of winter wheat which had quite a bit of grass in and was a less disease resistant variety, does anybody do any ‘arable silage’ have heard low 20’s protein % quoted with obviously no starch compared to a proper matured wholecrop. With protein...
  6. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – Innovation at cost

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A keen eye on costs is even more important on smaller farms, but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of innovation. CPM visits a farm in Yorkshire to discover more. Our mantra is only do what’s necessary. By Mike Abram Managing costs while still...
  7. S

    Situation Vacant Oppotunity - Possible Immediate start !

    Are you seeking summer agricultural work in the Cambridgeshire area? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for summer harvest workers at the Syngenta UK Centre for Excellence for wheat breeding, located in Whittlesford...
  8. Eileanach

    Broadcasting turnips

    I want to sow a small area of turnips with a Vicon wag tail spreader. Is it best to mix with fertilizer? Will the turnip seed get carried as far as the fertilizer or will I have missed strips/ banding.
  9. TFF

    AHDB planting and variety survey

    The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey provides the earliest view of the planted area for the upcoming harvest in the United Kingdom (UK). Complete the Planting and Variety Survey The survey will estimate the area of cereals and oilseed rape intended for harvest in 2022 in the UK. It aims to...
  10. B

    When to wean lambs?

    Started lambing 4th March, most lambed within a month. Welsh Mule ewes, Charollais tups. I have some PP keep to put ewes on and some nice seed grass for the lambs. 13 weaned pet lambs grazing with the flock seem to be doing fine and all the rest looking good too. Current grazing will only last a...
  11. cb387

    Gene Edited crops coming to the uk

    Never mind that the technology must be years away but : The production of gene-edited crops is to be sped up to help guarantee British food supplies in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian blockades are preventing the export of key goods such as wheat from the country, leading to rising...
  12. C

    Biodiversity offsetting - Anyone done it?

    Looking for anyones experience, Ive been approached by two companies now regarding offsetting associated with nearby housing developments (on separate fields ) - One hasnt made any offer yet the other is offering £23k/ha upfront and £950/ha for 30 years linked to inflation - 0.5% with a 5% cap...
  13. Laggard

    Home saving conventional OSR

    What can/can’t I have sprayed on my OSR crop so that I can save the seed please?
  14. D

    Rabe golden eagle 4 furrow

    Hi guys looking for some help or information the last two years I have bent the frogs on my dp7 c 3 furrow shear bots / the first year I managed to finish but last year it happened right at the start and had to borrow a friends kv with auto reset ( in fairness the field has about 6” of cover...
  15. 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...
  16. C

    Spear thistles in new ley

    I’ve a new clover/grass ley that was planted last spring, is a good ley but is now absolutely covered in spear/boar thistles. Anything I can spray with that won’t harm the clover or plantain ? Or is it going to be a weed wiper job, it’s a 30 acre patch so if I could get away with spraying it...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge in Co. Fermanagh. The walk was hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and took place on the farm of Stephen...
  18. Jerry

    Non brassica grazing crop after spring barley

    Looking for ideas for a non brassica winter forage crop to go in after spring barley and ahead of maize next spring. Can be grazed with sheep or cattle. Light sandy free draining ground. Don’t want brassica as it was stubble turnips ahead of the spring barley. Suggestions? part of the fiend in...
  19. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland With shows now thankfully being held again, Balmoral has once more taken its place as the main event at which dealers and manufacturers can show off their latest products. The first day was one of sunshine and showers but that didn’t deter the large...