1. A


    Can anyone give me some tips on how to grow a better crop of swedes. Am only doing it on a small scale about 1 1/2 acres. Using treated ruta otofte seed through a Webb precision seeder onto ploughed and rotavated ground onto drills. Applied boronated fertilizer. The crop was poor this year a lot...
  2. S

    Row Spacing in Grass

    Hello, I've also posted this in Direct drilling but thought it would be very applicable here too. I am building a new tine drill, I've got a design in mind but I'm quite undecided on what row spacing to go for. This drill will be predominantly doing grass work, with a mixture of some wholecrop...
  3. Jerry

    New long term ley seed mix

    Got a field that’s been grass since I was born that needs a fessed this autumn. Over summer it was sprayed of and redstart rape drilled to give it a break. Been grazed off once and will have a few more ewe lambs run over it again as a bit of regrow that showing and with today’s rain it should...
  4. Agri Spec Solicitor

    Envy on docks. Again?

    This year we sprayed a field with Envy to kill docks and buttercups. Grass grew, weeds looked very ill, cut for hay, we thought it was looking good. As time has gone on the docks have appeared as have the dreaded buttercups. The docks were and still are most common on the drain scars where a big...
  5. Just because

    Grazing clover

    Have been offered this to graze with store lambs before he ploughs and plants with wheat was a red clover and rye grass mix (clover taken over) 18ac field was going to strip graze possible buffer feed with straw/hay and other tips my first time grazing that much clover ?? Thanks
  6. L

    Strategies for controlling docks.

    Things are going well. Organic matter levels around the farm are now above 10% and improving due to spreading our composted Seperated dung and good use of our “pokey” dirty water. We have managed to reduce our nitrogen usage too. however docks under this system are becoming a real problem and...
  7. A

    Grass after wholecrop

    Planning to put a grass ley in after wholecrop barley. Last year agronomist advised to leave barley stubble 2-3weeks to green up with weeds, then Roundup and drill grass a week later. This meant grass wasn’t sown until early Sept and never really got going last back end, so much so that we never...
  8. T

    Best drift reduction nozzle for glyphosate ?

    We use a fair bit of Motif and X-Change with Lo-drift Hypro nozzles, but find this mix can be very slow to settle and produces a lot of fine droplets that rise up in higher temperatures. Pressure is kept down to 2 bar and it may all be down to spraying when cooler. With drift management in mind...
  9. D

    OSR and Urea

    Has anyone mixed OSR seed with urea prills and drilled down the the same coulter ? Will it burn/scorch the seedling ? ( drill has two hoppers )
  10. Agriland RSS

    Latest drill from LEMKEN offers mixed drilling depths

    Written by Justin Roberts Last year LEMKEN launched its Solitair 9+ pneumatic seed drill. This year, the company has launched a development of the machine which has, as a notable innovation, the ability to sow two adjacent rows of seed at different depths. Termed the “Duo” version, the new...
  11. Andyt880

    How long between applying forefront and topping?

    As per the title, how long do I need to wait after spraying weeds with forefront until I can top the paddock off clean? I don’t want to cut the weed off before the spray has made it to the root. Mainly thistles I’m spraying for.
  12. organicguy


    Lost a field of spring barley to leatherjackets. Not being able to use Dursban what are my options to make sure they don't wipe out the grass I want to plant?
  13. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  14. V

    Which spray?

    I put in a field of rape and Italian last year with the intention this year to cut once and then spray off before short second cut to put in a long term. It hasn’t been shut out long and grass is looking well as I also scratched more italian in this spring to make sure but now there’s a few...
  15. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  16. B

    Grass reseed

    At home I reseed about 5-10acres a year, currently plough with 2 furrow conventional plough then work down with seed harrows, this is due to most fields being less than 5 acres and being undulating and triangular, it can be very time consuming and I’ll like to speed the job up to do more, I’m...
  17. M

    Whole Crop Spring Barley

    How late can you realistically plant Spring Barley for whole crop ? What sort of tonnage could you expect to get off a decent crop ( say 2.5 tonne to acre combine crop )
  18. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  19. U

    Plant nursery business

    Hi, my relatives and I are about to obtain 20 acres or so of farmland in South Cambs which we would like to use for a plant nursery business. We're currently working on the business plan and are fishing for ideas. I just joined the forum wondering if I could perhaps be put in touch with students...
  20. CPM RSS

    Yellow rust – The rust race

    Written by cpm Download PDF Every season has a new chapter to the yellow rust story. CPM finds out the lastest twists in the tale as the UKCVPS reported the results of its surveillance last season. UKCPVS received higher than expected reports of disease in some varieties. By Lucy de la Pasture...