1. Nature Friendly Farming

    Northern Ireland Growing Demand for Flax

    Written by farmer Helen Keys "Helen Keys and Charlie Mallon, both members of the NFFN, farm 50 acres in Northern Ireland’s Moneymore. The farm was traditionally dairy then livestock, but in the last few years, they have diversified into flax, potatoes, oats and hemp.“ Northern Ireland used to...
  2. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    Roll with it

    Roll with it Written by Llyr Jones talks about taking over the family farm at 19, the huge range of different enterprises he has on the farm, including sheep and cattle, renewable energy production, free range laying hens, and rape seed oil production, his many wider industry roles, and how...
  3. CPM RSS

    Innovation insight – Agronomising genetics

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Could a closer relationship between grower and breeder be the key to achieving the genetic potential of varieties? CPM takes a closer look at an initiative that aims to do just that. It’s about taking ‘genetics’ (varieties) and providing detailed...
  4. markpq86

    Min till forage rape/stubble turnips

    Looking to put some rape/stubble turnips in on spring barley stubble. Usually plough and drill conventionally for sheep. But looking to keep the soil structure firmer and try and out winter some suckler cows. What’s everyone doing to drill theirs? To tight to get DD in so was thinking a one pass...
  5. Syngenta UK

    Ryegrass controls stack up

    Learning from the successes of growers’ black-grass control programmes gives a raft of integrated cultural and herbicide strategies that can also be used to hit back at increasing ryegrass populations, advises Syngenta Technical Manager, Georgina Wood. “Key to that success is stacking up as...
  6. EddieB

    TFF is officially bad for your bank account.

    I joined this wonderful forum at the end of last year. What a great place it is, the only downside is that I have bought far more kit that ‘I never knew I needed’ than ever before. Am I alone or do others suffer from this syndrome? 🤣
  7. E

    White clover in round bales

    Pardon my ignorance - or inexperience. I've a field of last years seeds, stood up for 2nd cut. And what I've grown is a dense mat of 12" deep white clover. There's clearly some grass within it, but 90% by volume will be clover at the mo. Will the clover 'go over' or lessen in value if I wait...
  8. CPM RSS

    Frontier announces virtual tours of 3D Thinking trial sites

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine After its debut in 2020, Frontier Agriculture is once again inviting growers to join a virtual tour of one of its 3D Thinking variety trial sites. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Across the 15 new videos, seed business development manager, Jim...
  9. C

    thistle and dock spray

    What would you say is the best and most cost efficient spray to control thistles and docks in grass land? Is there any thing that is clover safe?
  10. D

    Workers wanting more than Managers

    Talking to a farm manager on large veg operation. Casual workers now wanting more than his wage. Good growing season but my veg is selling well, so perhaps true. How do they pick strawberries for 40p per punnet, which is what I paid yesterday.
  11. Agriland RSS

    Wynnstay appoints new forage and arable specialist

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland To cover the customer base in the South West, Wynnstay has appointed Louise Woolacott as forage and arable specialist in the region. With over a decade of experience in the sector, and residing in the region herself, Mrs. Woolacott will provide advice...
  12. B

    The hand over

    Handing the reigns from one generation to the next has been well documented on here, some successes down not so. We are in the process here (or at at least I think we are) - it’s not going well to be honest. Despite doing all the feeding, shepherding, organising, all the paper work etc I still...
  13. H

    Farm land neighbour help!!

    My neighbour has a outbuilding garage (like a big garden summer house made out of wood) which has been around for 10 years. It backs on to my farms field. He has one illegal window and one window granted by permission. He is constantly telling me to cut my bushes, he destroyed my trees on my...
  14. M

    Vaderstad Rapid Depths

    ive just taken on a vad has anyone a rough guide to where the discs need to be set for the depth for grass, cereals and cover crops? i think im right but overthinking is getting the better of me!
  15. colhonk

    Continuous wheat

    Which is the best for sowing.
  16. Willie adie

    Wire price up again

    Another 10% rise in wire effective from yesterday, Now gone up 27% since January, Surely now there will be folk saying enough is enough,
  17. nick...


    Heard couple days ago it’s going to be very very short in august and probably non existent in sept so anyone wanting some get it ordered. nick…
  18. G

    Old oilseed rape varieties

    Anyone got some old tall varieties lying about? Bienvenu, tafal , jet neuf?
  19. Phil P

    Best way of Mixing/blending seed.

    I’ve got some cover crop seed I want to mix and blend together and wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks for getting a good even mix easily? Don’t really fancy doing in the telehandler bucket with a shovel 🤦🏻‍♂️ One of those concrete mixers for the telehandler would be ideal but I’ve not...
  20. capfits

    100 Foodbanks

    In 2010. In 2021 the Trussel Trust alone manages 1200. There are no doubt a good many more independent ones. Is this a sign of a successful or failing United Kingdom?