Leather jackets

    Is there anyway of controlling leather jackets other than cultivation We have a field of spring barley that has been destroyed by them. The only place there is a crop is where we did some drainage in winter and we power harrowed over the repaired drains and any dumper wheelings and the crop is...
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    DD an idiots guide please!

    Does such thing exists? I know all farms and soils are different but the 10 top critical points would be very helpful for many people. Where I’m struggling is that we’re a small mixed farm and getting straw off in a wet year always makes a mess (turning,baling,stacking and then loading) and...
  3. Sprayer 1

    Spring barley poor germination,

    Anyone else experienced poor germination this spring when dd with the simtech? Thinking it may of been because the soil was cold at drilling. Anyone else found this?
  4. Durrus

    JCB 533- 105

    Have just come across one of these construction spec with Perkins engine, relatively fresh. Seeing as its almost weighing in at 9t and has stabilisers, would it be too big and cumbersome for general yard work, bit of bale chasing etc? Wouldnt need to do any road work. Extra reach would often be...
  5. Chae1

    What % are you today thread?

    Shamelessly taken from @agricontract YouTube channel. But I wondered if it would be worthwhile to have a thread where members could put how there feeling and why. Be a sticky at top. Don't mind if others don't think it's a good idea and doesn't happen.
  6. M

    Stubble to stubble rates

    What are people currently charging/being charged for a simple stubble to stubble operation on combinable cropping land?
  7. Hutchinsons News

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever Converting a standard land metered drill into a variable rate drill has never been easier or more affordable with the launch this spring of a new variable drill conversion kit, Omnia E-Seed. Developed by leading crop production specialists...
  8. H

    Astra Zeneca

    I am having my jab on Monday and it's likely to be that vaccine, I know there are many threads on it, what are the actual risks from it ?
  9. T

    Best quad for slug pelleting

    Hi, just wondering what atvs people are using for slug pelleting? I have a honda 500 but the frame and carrier is weak and keeps breaking. I dont want to go the trailed route and make a boggie and i dont want a utv as they wouldnt suit me. Just wondering what the strongest build atv is out there...
  10. 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...
  11. T

    Potato Pest

    Finding these critters in nearly every seed potato I scrat out to have a look at , usually 3 or 4 per potato burrowing in. Anyone know what they are and should I be worried ? I mean more worried than any potato growers constantly Is. Many thanks
  12. KennyO

    Stocks Fanjet Ryegrass Seed settings

    Need to get a Ryegrass catch crop sown into spring oats. Think it is going to be too wet for tractor and grass broadcaster so might spin it on with the quad and slug pelleter. Has anyone got any settings for a Fanjet sowing 5kg/ac ( 12.5kg/ ha) Thanks
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    Where is the Dairy Industry heading ?

    With all the climate change bofins pointing the finger at farmers and cow fart etc etc, new rules on slurry and air quality we as an industry are in for a rough ride for the next few years. Who is going to feed the nation if these so called experts get their way and cut ALL livestock numbers by...
  14. sjt01

    US President cites cover crops in speech

    Biden's speech to Congress mentioned cover crops to counteract global warming, and paying for them.
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    The Multiplier Effect

    £1 of taxpayer money given to the livestock farmer is of greater economic benefit to UK agriculture as a whole, than £1 given to the arable farmer. Discuss. Extra marks for showing any workings.