1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes

    Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes Mark is a farmer and agronomist from Withybrook in Warwickshire. After starting with ADAS in 1996 and working with NIABTAG, AICC and Agrii he was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to evaluate the role agronomists play in stewarding pesticide use. Think of...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    OSR monitoring reaches new heights

    New software that uses a drone to image crops has been developed to help farmers walk crops more quickly and accurately. Skippy Scout has been developed by farming technology specialist Drone Ag to monitor a variety of broad acre crops. The latest developments in the software’s version 2.5...
  3. TexelBen

    New lamb weigher

    Our old converted pig weigh is givin erratic weights, so wa ting to convert to a new one. Needs to be digital and weigh properly 🤣 Will shed lambs into it from the race, so doesn't need to shed. Don't need tag reader or Bluetooth, will possibly be moved once or twice a year, from one holding...
  4. Rob_AD

    Profi Plus

    I am looking at a 5 year old Fendt 516 Profi Plus, can anyone tell me what I would need to buy to make it steer and apply fert using variable rate maps? It currently has no receiver on the roof but it is Profi Plus which has the 10” screen and I believe it to be steering ready.
  5. Farm Business RSS

    UK cattle vets to spearhead crucial antibiotic data collection

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Cattle vets are being called on to spearhead efforts to populate the new national Medicine Hub with farm antibiotic data. The call to action, made at the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) Congress this week (14-16 October) in Newport, South...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    A deeper insight into soil - gamma ray spectroscopy

    Over the last two years there has been an evolution in the way that soil nutrient mapping is carried out. This has been driven by the launch of TerraMap by Hutchinsons in 2019. Terramap came at the perfect timing for farmers looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils in...
  7. B

    Battery rejuvenation

    Any one have any success Revamping tractor or car batteries
  8. V

    Discovery sports

    Mrs car is due a change . We like look and feel of the discovery sport but put off with reviews on them . Any stories to tell ?
  9. Chae1

    Shearwell software providers move to Scoteid

    Any other users of shearwell farmworks cattle data frustrated by there failure to have software updated to communicate births, movements and deaths to Scoteid after BCMS stopped? The changeover date was the 4th of October, they have had months to prepare and haven't got anything in place...
  10. GAM

    Massey Ferguson "Shuttles"

    Which Massey Ferguson shuttle is the least troublesome? Manual shuttle or Electric Power shuttle? I have the opportunity to purchase two almost identical tractors, one has a Manual 12x12 the other a 24 Power Shuttle, thoughts and advice please...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Drive your farm business forward with Agstute: the financial farm management tool for tomorrow’s farmers

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Promar International, a leading provider of agricultural consultancy services, today announced the launch of the all new financial farm management tool, Agstute, an improved platform for progressive farmers. Working in partnership with Figured and Xero...
  12. B

    Trimble FM750 Yellow Signal

    Hi, Ive just bought a new to me Trimble FM750 and I can't get green signal, only two bars, yellow.. It's a 2014 screen, v7.35 on WAAS (no glonass), its seeing 10 satellites or 13 if set to use uncorrected satellites. Obviously today was very overcast, dunno if that makes much difference. Any...
  13. B'o'B

    YAGRO sell out to Frontier.

    Just had an email saying YAGRO have sold to Frontier. I've used YAGRO a lot for buying almost all my Ag chems, some Fert and a bit of fuel when in a hurry. Not sure how/if that side of it will work anymore, email says more about their data/pricing side of the business. How long can Frontier...
  14. Rothamsted

    The Big Picture: Tracking Water Pollution by its Colour

    When rain washes soil from farmland into rivers, lakes, and streams, agrichemicals that can harm aquatic wildlife and raise water treatment costs are often transported along with the fine soil particles. This sort of pollution can be reduced - but only if you know where it is coming from...
  15. Yorkshire lad

    Main dealers fitters

    We had a fitter out from a main dealer last week He has been in the job for twenty years and told me he is leaving the industry after harvest . He had many reasons , pay being one but also the fact he did not feel valued or respected . He sited on example , on the dealers web site there is...
  16. T

    2020 fendt 720

    hi. just wondering if anyone has experience of a 2020 fendt being a little lazy? its has plenty of power on hills and in field but it just doesnt have the getup and go of my last 720 a 2016 model. it feels almost like the turbo isnt kicking in on time or something. maybe its all in my head but i...
  17. Harry5

    Massey Ferguson 7480 owner opinions

    Afternoon, I’m looking into adding a second tractor to the business, and currently what I’m thinking of is a Massey 7480 T2 VT. T2 7480 fits the business well, and perfect size along with 50k on the road, and the vario would be luxury for us. Will mainly be on the rake/wrapper through the...
  18. Hereward

    John Deere 6930 EGR removal

    If I want to blank off the EGR how do I do it? Blank it off with a plate where the exhaust gases enter the EGR cooler from the exhaust manifold? Does it need blanking off anywhere else? Could I remove the whole lot and blank off the exhaust manifold and remove the EGR cooler and blank off the...
  19. steveR

    FJD Autosteer in UK?

    I was interested enough in this system to drop a line to their sales chap and ask a few questions and been given an undoubtedly competitive quote. Not as versatile as other systems such as the Fieldbee, but appear to be more of a plug and play install. In the advertising bumph, there is a...
  20. JP1

    BCMS changes

    Just had the following non-descript email . Just hope my 3 girls keep their legs crossed on that weekend early in October so I don't infringe their reporting rules Rural Payments Agency CPH: Our ref: CTS changes (1.0) Dear Sir or Madam As you’re aware, cattle...