slug pellets

  1. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Challenging autumn weather underlines the need to tailor crop establishment approach to prevailing conditions

    Written by Jeff Claydon Establishing winter wheat on the Claydon farm during October with the new 6m Claydon Evolution 6 mounted drill. Despite a stop-start harvest and the very changeable weather which followed, Suffolk farmer Jeff Claydon was able to establish all the planned area of...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Tillage: Are you practicing a five-minute fallow policy?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Many UK tillage growers now practice what they call a ‘five-minute fallow policy’ as they strive to improve the sustainability of their farms. In practical terms, this means going in with the seed drill to plant cover crops as soon as the combines...
  4. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  5. Defra Farming

    UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Plant Protection Products) February 2013

    Details The UK’s longstanding and rigorous pesticides regulatory regime and other existing statutory and voluntary controls, incentive schemes and research programmes, mean that it is well placed to prepare a comprehensive and effective National Action Plan (NAP). The Government has communicated...
  6. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  7. F

    Commodities and covid

    Grain prices here last week were surging ever higher along with fertilizer prices,now with the announcement of the new variant the stock market is falling. Tomorrow will tell if commodities follow this sudden downturn. Personally I can’t see any reason for them to drop, if anything investors...
  8. snarling bee

    DD Drill and SLUGS

    I had a demo of an Avatar drill in October. We drilled WW straight into straw removed wheat stubble and then continued onto cultivated ground. Compared to a tine drill and Vaderstad in the same field there is a huge amount more slug damage, both on the stubble and cultivated ground. Nothing was...
  9. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  10. S J H

    Who's joining me?

    Just had the red tractor inspection, I sadly haven't passed so won't be able to sell stock at the premium. I failed on health plan, health and safety plan, haven't got a needle certificate and when the dog was wormed. The whole thing has become an utter joke. BVD testing is recommended now, so...
  11. farmerfred86

    Claydon Hybrid slug applicator

    Ive been caught out this year and feel the need to fit a slug pellet applicator to our mounted claydon hybrid. Can this apply pellets into the coulters or only via a spinning disc on top? What options are there to control via the RDS isobus screen?
  12. M

    Going rate for contract drilling

    I’ve been asked by a neighbour to drill 50 acres of beans for them as it’s too wet for their Vaderstad now. 6metre tine drill, 220hp tractor, all Labour and diesel supplied by ourselves. They will supply seed and loader. Medium to heavy land. Needs to be done to make a profit, not just to cover...
  13. MX7

    Slugs.

    Are slugs worse with direct drilling , than with ploughing (followed by conventional cultivations) and min till? If so have any of you given up on direct drilling because slugs have been such a problem to your crops.? I only ask out of general interest ,as unfortunately it seems that taking...
  14. MX7

    Have you learnt how to control slugs ?

    Some of you have been direct drilling /zero tilling for many years now. So how do you control slugs?
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  16. Bald Rick

    Another nail in to the coffin of UK agriculture?

    Study by Natueal History Museum states that the UK has lost 47 percent of its biodiversity due to "development and intensive farming " and potentially we are teetering on a biological disaster The UK is ranked lowest of the G7 countries for biodiversity and of course BBC (who may well be...
  17. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Warm weather brings threat of BYDV for cereal growers

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The current spell of warm weather will be welcomed by almost every farmer throughout Ireland, but if it were to continue for the next few weeks, it would increase the risk of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus – BYDV – becoming a real problem within newly...
  19. tr250

    New stocks slug pelleter?

    I’m looking at buying a new slug pelleter to replace our 25 year old one and don’t know whether to have a gravity feed or metered feed. What are peoples opinions I want it to go on quadbike when it gets very wet and on the rolls that are 8m. Our tramlines are 28 m so I understand that I won’t be...
  20. R

    So who has started drilling ?

    Normally try and drill first ten days of October but last two years have been caught by heavy storms just after drilling that has gone on for months, thinking of going early this time, what's are others doing ?
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