soil test

  1. neilo

    Welsh 'Small Grants - Efficiency' scheme.

    It's not been trumpeted much by WAG and the first I heard about it was last week, but a new grant scheme is available in Wales, with the first application window now open. The 'Small Grants - Efficiency' is very similar to the previous FBG, but with a minimum grant claim of £1000 (max £12k). It...
  2. Cmoran

    Stitching with grass harrow

    I’ve bought a 6m grass harrow with apv air seeder and I’m wondering what is best method for stitching in grass,clover,rape etc?? Should I burn off or will bare pasture do? Does it need to be rolled asap?
  3. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.
  4. A

    Squire Ultra

    Anybody know if Squire Ultra herbicide will kill dandelions? Bit of an infestation here in grass but don't want to wipe out the bit of white clover too. The label only says docks and some broadleaved weeds. It doesn't specify which weeds.
  5. D

    Not liking grass

    Have a field 10 year old grass south facing dry and ph etc all seems fine sheep and cattle don’t seem to like the grass much any solutions .???
  6. R

    Are Hereford x Cattle unpopular

    Hi, I recently sold my 12month old Hereford x Heifers at market after having them indoors for 6 months over the winter with the associated costs of cattle nuts, hayledge and straw. Other breeds of cattle at the sale of the same age and same condition/build were fetching 50% more than my...
  7. K

    Small arable farm with Phosphorus deficiency Advice

    Been to see a small arable farm (38.88ha cropable) in Dorset, the land has been farmed by a Tennant diary farmer who's been using the land for whole crop possibly back to back. The Winter wheat they have planted is showing signs of what look like Phosphorus deficiency, Would this be a long term...
  8. D

    June 2022 SFI standards and payment rates

    https://defrafarming.blog.gov.uk/2022/03/30/sustainable-farming-incentive-standards-payment-rates-and-how-to-prepare/
  9. Spudie

    Fertiliser app

    Is there any good apps about to work out fert for crop from soil test results?
  10. Alias

    Summer brassica break crop

    We have half a field, about 5 acres, which stock don’t eat well. We ploughed and reseeded the other side a few years back and they always eat this first, but drains are too near surface to plough this half. We’ve overseeded meadows and this has worked well, but not much success with pastures...
  11. T

    Fert for sheep grazing any help appreciate

    Not something I had been planning on at all but we have had to tighten up our area with very very and very inconvenient and short notice and now find myself needing grass asap, I have 30 acres I need to maximise , I was thinking 20-25kg nitrogen per acre to kick start it this spring, I have...
  12. shumungus

    Wholecrop choices.

    Wanting to reduce meal use next winter. Suckler to beef and sheep enterprise. No grain storage facilities. Wanting to grow grain and put in silo along with grass. What are the pro's and cons of wheat versus osts versus rye. Never grew grain before, educate me.
  13. CWS

    Ewes not doing at all.

    Looking for some advice. Wife's got a handful of zwartbles and this lambing has been a balls up. There's just no go about them, no intakes and not cleaning after lambing. There fit but wouldn't say fat. As soon as we brought them in they went off feed and haven't recovered. There adlib 1st cut...
  14. Corteva Updates

    Attention to detail delivers high quality maize silage

    Attention to detail delivers high quality maize silage Peter Clayton has two herds of 320 all-year-round calving cows, situated 30 miles apart, with one at Larkton Hall, near Malpas, Cheshire. The business is run in partnership with his father Richard, mother Jane and wife Anne. The emphasis...
  15. Corteva Updates

    Attention to detail delivers high quality maize silage

    Attention to detail delivers high quality maize silage Peter Clayton has two herds of 320 all-year-round calving cows, situated 30 miles apart, with one at Larkton Hall, near Malpas, Cheshire. The business is run in partnership with his father Richard, mother Jane and wife Anne. The emphasis...
  16. W

    AHDB fungicide strategy 2022 interesting

    For some reason I can't post the video if someone can please do. Go to about 48 mins in and there is a farmer called Angus from Yorkshire who Is not using fungicides but concentrating on plant health and nutrition. I find this very interesting as we did some on farm trials and saw very similar...
  17. Farmerpickle

    How far in advance should you plough to plant barley

    Just wondered how long you suggest you should leave a field alone after it has been ploughed before you cultivate it and put the barley in the ground. Many thanks.
  18. J

    Reviving neglected land

    Hi, I thought I would try to pick some of your brains out there. At the end of the month (Feb) I'm taking on an approx 70 acre farm that has been left for around 3 years without any stock or anything on for that matter. The amount of docks, creeping buttercup, thistles and ragwort on the land...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Could you identify perennial ryegrass within a sward?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A leading grassland expert has suggested that significant numbers of sheep and other livestock farmers cannot identify perennial ryegrass and other common grasses within a sward, if asked to do so. Charlie Morgan, the man who heads up GrassMaster...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: Gene editing is Frankenstein science

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Gene editing (GE), as defined by the latest UK legislation, is 'Frankenstein science' and should be called out as such, in my opinion. I sense that quite a number of molecular scientists in the UK are ecstatically happy right now, given the recent...
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