1. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Sowing late Stubble Turnips

    I know the latest date for sowing ST has been covered a few times on here so apologies. I have 40 acres available to me that we could possibly get in in the next day or two, if I uped the seed rate ,and made it come as thick as cress, would that compensate for the lack of growing time to make...
  2. 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...

    New telehandler time

    What’s the thinking on new handlers now? Ive a Merlo 32.6 that’s due refreshing 1000hr ish a year but don’t like the look of these new deadman switches that seem to be coming in. Is this all over the new market board or just Merlo? Would be thinking along the lines of a 42.7 or 38.10. Any...
  4. 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...
  5. Just because

    To late for stubble turnips?

    Is it to late to plant last of stubble turnips or would I just be better of planting rape/ kale hybrid??
  6. Deere 6430

    Horsch Terrano FX

    I’m looking forward views on the Horsch Terrano FX mounted cultivator please. Good points and bad points about them. if anyone has a 3 meter one for sale then I would be interested or if there is something better than a Terrano FX
  7. CORK

    Cultivation of WOSR stubble

    After two consecutive years of severe slug damage in wheat following WOSR, I’m adopting a new (to me) approach. We are plough based. Gave the osr stubble a run of a light disc (Amazone Catros) immediately after harvest in dry weather. Just gave it a second run today 3 weeks after the first...
  8. daveydiesel1

    Roundup onto cuttin ground

    Going today to put roundup onto some ground were cuttin silage off was wonderin what was the quickest i can cut it after sprayin as dont want to wait til its startin to change colour
  9. Agriland RSS

    Farmers urged to watch for slug attacks after wet weather

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmers are being urged to watch out for a resurgence of slugs in farm crops over coming weeks after the recent wet weather. This is according to James Collingwood, commercial business manager for agronomy firm ProCam. “Be aware also that successful...
  10. F

    Sustainable Farming Incentive Deadline Looming

    Is anyone actually going to apply for this as the time to do so is now very short? I put in an initial application, but on looking through all the details for what will be a relatively small area of land that is not in CS and is grassland only, the amount of information required and admin time...
  11. R

    First time Direct Drilling Grass

    Good evening, I'm after some advice please. First time doing this so be gentle! Earmarked a field that is performing poorly and wanting to get away from ploughing/similar costly reseed methods. Usually put swedes/kale in as a break crop but this is an additional field we're trying to improve...
  12. nick...

    Been in 11 days

    Growing some rape again this year after not bothering last year and 2 disastrous years prior to that.this is land that was not drilled last year due to the wet and ploughed in April,disced and left.variety is aurelia and drilled at 3.16 kg ha.pick with dog was yesterday at 10 days and other this...
  13. TheEarlOfMoray

    Lorry driver shortage

    How bad is it? I asked a rep to get my rape shifted asap this morning as need the space for barley but he said he would try his best but can’t promise anything due to the lorry driver shortage in the country. Personally think he’s at it but could be wrong.
  14. W

    Extase potential problems

    I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
  15. CPM RSS

    Slug control – Future looks to biology

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF After many years of stagnation, innovation has been reignited in the field of slug research. CPM finds out how plant extracts, biologicals and robots could form the basis of control strategies in the future. Thyme and spearmint oil are lethal to the...
  16. CPM RSS

    Survey shows room for improvement in slug control

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine A survey of UK arable growers carried out by Adama has highlighted a greater requirement for accuracy when applying slug pellets, with application timing one of the biggest improvements needed to tackle a burgeoning slug population. Charlotte...
  17. spin cycle

    tff proper farmin group

    please add your ideas :) i'm in for ploughin....straw burning....indoor lambin....pigs indoors
  18. dragonfly

    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest. I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn. Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
  19. G

    Optimum to sow rape

    Is it to early to drill rape yet thinking go next week ?
  20. Agriland RSS

    Room for improvement in slug control strategies

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A survey of UK arable growers has highlighted the need for greater accuracy when applying slug pellets, with application timing one of the biggest improvements needed to tackle a burgeoning slug population. The survey, which was carried out by ADAMA UK...