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  1. Agtech-Enthusiast

    Skippy Scout: Anyone used it or is planning to use it?

    Just wanting some feedback on Skippy Scout from people who have used it! Anyone planning on using it this season?
  2. Chris F

    The Vegan dilema

    To help with the education about where food comes from we have created a graphic. So many people don't know how food is actually produced. PETA did a similar exercise a few years ago to make meat eaters think more about what they eat. This is based around it being (nearly) impossible to eat...
  3. D

    AHDB can feck right off.

    We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media. Well, that's not happening. WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
  4. Jerry

    State of your crops -2022

    Well seeing as it’s new year and last years thread on this topic ram to 80 pages, thought it time to start a new one for this year’s harvest. I don’t have a lot of winter corn in but what I have is looking ok. The warm December certainly did no harm. A selection as off today. Graham after...
  5. 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...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Neil White

    Berwickshire farmer Neil White calls for clarity and equity in their baseline carbon audit on his farm after six years of No-till Harvest 2021 was, in the end, better than expected. The crops came out of the wet cold spring looking respectable, but then continually improved to culminate in...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Tom Sewell

    December 2021 The good the bad and the ugly! As I sit here on the 30th November furiously tapping away to get this written for tomorrows deadline I reflect on what has happened since I last wrote. My last piece mentioned how well the crops looked before harvest! How things have changed in...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    History of the GD

    Written by Tony Gent With over 60 years of farming, I have seen and been involved with so many changes, as a lad from working with horses and leaving school at 15 to working on my father’s smallholding with only 50 acres and a mix of cropping. The farm began to mechanise and expand, so did my...
  9. P

    Grass growing?

    17 degrees here today. Went to check sheep and heads down grazing and hadn't touched hay put out yesterday. Too soon to get complacent though.
  10. 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...
  11. W

    Did you enjoy your Red Tractor Christmas dinner?

    Obviously everybody was looking for the RT logo when buying their Christmas food, so how was it? Did it taste better than the imported stuff that isn’t assured? Or anybody like me now actually buy stuff that does not have the logo on purpose?
  12. Bigjon44

    Winter beans

    Anyone's beans come through the ground yet??!! Planted ours back at start of November and still not showing!
  13. Bramble

    Swollen wheat seed

    Drilled some wheat after grass (ploughed, cultipress, drilled with Rapid) and about 30-50% of it hasn’t germinated, it’s just sat there and swollen up, looks like it’s rotting. Any ideas why or what may have caused it?? The headland, which was drilled last, looks a lot better that the middle...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds

    Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds 327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement 1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Neil White

    Farmer Focus – Neil White 2021 has seen me, after 5 years, drill into cover crops for the first time. I had a big volunteer oat crop due to cutting wet oats at harvest, which I left into winter. Every cloud has a silver lining though as this then provided some winter grazing for a neighbour’s...
  16. Flat 10

    Front seed tank question

    Going to be very stupid here; but, if you have a front tank on a folding drill it balances lovely at the ends but weights the tractor down creating massive ruts if you are working on tender ground? I know you shouldn't be on the land if wet but sh!t happens. If you try to be clever and put press...
  17. A

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  18. A

    The benefit of rolling

    Got rained off when rolling a field of newly drilled winter wheat and it never got finished. Took this 3 weeks later slugs have hammered it where it hadn’t been rolled. Won’t make that mistake again!
  19. ajd132

    Claydon or Triton

    Would like to open our drilling windows up with a mounted direct tine drill. Claydon and triton I know are different designs/concepts but they are the two I would choose between. any thoughts welcome
  20. I

    Crop stubble burning

    BBC posted an article Wednesday on Delhi Air Quality, noting Indian farmers and crop burning. And obv resulting pollution. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59486806 Think BBC got their views from this nasa article. The data they uses comes from the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
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