1. JP1

    Chris Packham to deliver petition to rewild Balmoral today

    I gather Chris has called upon the Royal Family to take the lead in rewilding I heard a clip where he stated that Balmoral’s 60000 acres are “barren” and should be turned in to a temperate rain forest...
  2. Jsmith2211

    KV LD-85 plough turnover creep

    Hello. For seveal years now the plough has tried to creep while its lifted up, until the rear wheel rests on the ground. This means when you are on the road you have to keep fiddling with the spool to keep it at 90 degrees. Recently it has started doing this while it is in the ground, so that...
  3. spikeislander

    Kv lo plough in furrow should it pull in pre turnover?

    Hi there , asking for a friend , he’s got an lo plough and moved from on top to in furrow as wet , but has to pull the vari width in every time they turn over as wheel hits? I’ve never used mine in furrow so in able to help? there is a turn valve on the block but makes no difference? I presumed...
  4. J

    Manitou Telehandler

    Guys, why does Manitou telehandlers, after year 2011 roughly, have chains on the boom? does it aid with tallying in and out? It must be a successful modification because they stuck with it. JCB uses the usual ram idea Thanks!
  5. Andy12345

    Solution to a KV leaking sequence valve.

    The problem .... a leaking sequencing valve on a 5 furrow KV reversible causing the plough to decrease in width in work. Solution 1 would be a new valve at £1000 we'd rather not! Solution 2 and here is where the great minds off TFF come in........... take the pipes off the sequencing valve...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Fine tuning strategies to achieve successful crop desiccation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Following their first full season of diquat free desiccation, and potentially armed with greater knowledge gleaned from “real” non-trial conditions without a diquat safety net, many potato growers should now have an even better understanding of what it...
  7. BSPB News

    Joint National Food Strategy response from crop genetics breeding companies

    Take action to harness the unique contribution of plant genetic innovation, Government urged Responding to last week’s National Food Strategy, leading players along the length of the UK’s crop improvement pipeline, from fundamental and applied genetic science to commercial plant breeding, have...
  8. Agriland RSS

    NI’s new bovine TB strategy: What does it mean for farmers and what are the next steps?

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has announced plans to introduce a swathe of ramped up biosecurity measures as part of its proposed new strategy to tackle bovine TB. A cap on compensation rates of £5,000/animal is currently under...
  9. Agriland RSS

    £40 million UK animal vaccine centre to be established at Pirbright

    Written by Rachel Martin A new £40 million centre at Pirbright to develop vaccines for zoonotic diseases that spread from animals to humans is to be established as part of a landmark global health declaration by G7 leaders. It was part of a commitment made by leaders at the G7 meeting in...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    For when the chips are down

    For when the chips are down – preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture A UK wheat crop – one of the six to have its microbiome held and curated as part of the UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (Credit: Pixabay). Written by Wayne Coles at CABI Scientists from the UK’s...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  12. H

    Indian covid variant

    Really hope the surge testing works, otherwise uk be back to square 1
  13. Still Farming

    Sprayer boom Solenoid

    Any ideas? All worked ok then went to fold booms and only 1 side would? All connections ok. All fuses ok. All hydraulic pipes in ,not popped out and working ok. Swapped electric block connector on top of Solenoid, tried and that side Worked? Therefore something on one side ? Cables ok? Doing my...
  14. W

    Kverneland ld85 Hydraulic Problem

    Hi all, any help would be greatly appreciated. Our ld 85 is gradually turning over when raised, it is worst when the alignment ram is fully extended... oil seems to be pushed from alignment to turnover. I have fitted new seals in the turnover ram but not the alignment, I am thinking the problem...
  15. T

    Had the jab yet?

    Ok so just back from getting the jab - pfizer i believe, didn't hurt :) rather quick process except for the 15 minute post injection wait , weirdly they only tell you about potential side effects in the literature give after the jab itself. Was rather supposed by a real community spirit and how...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Health - applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity

    Soil Health - applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity Written by Neil Douglas Fuller of the Atlas Sustainable Soil Programme Soil health is a product of interactions between plant roots and the living fraction of the soil...
  17. kiwi pom

    EU vaccine role out.

    I read an article this morning say the ultra efficient EU are having problems making the AstraZeneca vaccine in their factories. Instead of fixing them they are saying the vaccine from UK factories, that are not having problems should be sent to them. So Britain can do something right? Perhaps...
  18. AHDB Podcast RSS

    242: Growing bright futures

    242: Growing bright futures Written by AHDB Growing Bright Futures: An interview with three successful AHDB crops PhD students about their different PhDs experiences, careers and future plans Education, education, education! Our latest podcast discusses the importance of AHDB-funded...
  19. Still Farming

    Covid Vaccine Roll out.

    Here they go. Looks like Moderna and Oxford AstraZeneca will be a while off though.
  20. bobk

    NI to lockdown 2 more weeks