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  1. Arthur Living

    Breaker ring Cambridge rolls

    Hi all, I'm thinking of going all modern and replacing my old gang rolls with a set of folding rolls. It seems that quite a lot of secondhand sets have breaker rings on them. I've never had any experience of using them and was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are. We have very...
  2. Vader

    Docks on wild bird blocks

    Anyone know anyway spray to kill them but not the conservation stuff.
  3. Agriland RSS

    NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are generally a little ahead of normal. This is a direct result of the relatively mild spring, after a winter of good...
  4. stroller

    Getting dry

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

    Is there no money in small direct drills?

    All these fancy machines from Horsch, Kuhn, Horizon - great big trailed things with a 5 tonne hopper Does the technology not still work in a 3 metre, mounted version with 500kg hopper?
  6. M

    Tine drill pros and cons

    Hi Everyone, we’ve been using various disc/cultivator drills for decades now along the lines of Rapids and Moore tandem etc. I’ve demo a KV tine drill this spring as I’m looking at a simpler cheaper system to replace my 20 year old disc drill Land type- clay loams Anyone else run a simple...
  7. MX7

    What’s the difference between “Regenarative Farming” and traditional “Mixed Farming”?

    As above. I would have thought that the traditional mixed farming system ,utilising Grass leys for livestock, and then planting cereals into those leys is the same as regenerative farming :scratchhead: I am obviously missing something?? Is it the economics of the system , especially if one is...
  8. P

    Changing to no till on 300 acres

    We are looking to move down the regen route, mob grazing and no till, we have around 300 acres of arable (decent ground thats been pretty much spring barley and winter wheat for years) that we are looking to direct drill after a cover crop next year, there is another part of the farm that when I...
  9. D

    Spray Water Volumes

    Probably been discussed a million times but reviewing again to reduce overheads. If I go down to 155 litres per ha instead of 200 I only need to visit each block of land once with my 2000 litre tank which is a big saving in time and clat factor. Is 155 litres per ha adequate for fungicides etc...
  10. H

    Cover crops on heavy land

    Does anyone really put cover crops on heavy land other than the odd person trying to get a page in Farmers Weekly or some extremist DDer?? My short lived experiment has just given me a headache with few obvious benefits. Stubble turnips, oats, vetch etc grew tall and thick - didn’t get an...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Pottinger extends range of Terrasem seed drills

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The well established range of trailed Terrasam seed drills from Pottinger has just been extended by the addition of two new models, the Terrasem V 8000 D and Terrasem V 9000 D. These new machines sit at the the top end of the range and offer working...
  12. Hutchinsons News

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins. The cost of ammonium nitrate and...
  13. Hutchinsons News

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons urges growers to think...
  14. Hutchinsons News

    Now is the time to establish summer cover for soil health

    Now is the time to establish summer cover for soil health The next few weeks are the ideal time to establish a summer cover crop mix on uncropped land requiring improvements to soil structure and health after last winter. Short-duration summer cover crops, such as the new seed mixes available...
  15. Hutchinsons News

    Make the most of pre-em weed control in beet

    Make the most of pre-em weed control in beet Pre-emergence herbicides will need to feature more prominently in sugar beet weed control programmes in order to mitigate the risks from poorer control later in the season, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says. While post-emergence chemistry has...
  16. Corteva Updates

    First semi-dwarf variety to make Descriptive List could thrive in early planting slot

    First semi-dwarf variety to make Descriptive List could thrive in early planting slot The attributes of a new oilseed rape variety could make it the perfect fit for farmers who plan to switch to early drilling to improve autumn establishment. PX131 from Pioneer, the seed brand of Corteva...
  17. Agrovista News

    Sartorialâs resilience powers it to top spot in wheat variety trial

    Sartorialâs resilience powers it to top spot in wheat variety trial Excellent establishment and impressive early vigour helped Sartorial winter wheat top the yield stakes in Agrovistas recently harvested variety trial at Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Sartorial achieved a treated yield of...
  18. Agrovista News

    Trials confirm Sartorial offers outstanding establishment

    Trials confirm Sartorial offers outstanding establishment Despite challenging conditions, hard feed wheat Sartorial continues to outperform the competition when it comes to establishment rates and early vigour. Launched to the market last year by Agrovista, Sartorial shows consistent rapid...
  19. Hutchinsons News

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins. The cost of ammonium nitrate and...
  20. Hutchinsons News

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons urges growers to think...
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