1. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........
  2. F

    Cattle nuts fed to sheep

    I ve some sheep on grass keep on a former dairy farm they ve just got rid of the cattle and have a ton of nuts left which the farmer says I can have for free ..sheep like them but will they do any harm fed in small amounts?
  3. Laggard

    Sulphur fungicides

    Used Thiopron on sugar beet last year with good results. Anybody use it on cereals? Vertipin been used in Europe and has approval here this year, anybody had any experience of it? Could we use these sulphur products instead of multisite fungicides like Folpet?
  4. TFF

    RB209 Section 3 Grass and forage crops

    The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs - both economic and environmental. It explains the value of nutrients, soil and why good nutrient management is about more than just the fertilisers you...
  5. Agriland RSS

    PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Potash Development Association (PDA) has acted to update its fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape crops. A new advisory leaflet, published at the very end of 2021, relates the latest potassium (K), phosphate and sulphur requirements for...
  6. TFF

    RB209 Section 2 Organic materials

    Profitable farming requires continued development and use of a wide range of skills. Good nutrient management is an important aspect of this and can contribute to business efficiency and reduce environmental impacts The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Don’t forget – peas and beans are legumes

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It’s sometimes easy for any farmer to overlook very basic facts, one being that peas and beans are legumes. The relevance of this last statement is brought into sharp focus given the prospect of many Irish tillage farmers looking towards the...
  8. jackrussell101

    How many units of nitrogen for a first wheat thats been after a long term grass ley?

    As above really, just wondering if I can get away without putting as much N on and not detrimentally affecting the yield, it's been grass for 10 years before with regular lashings of slurry etc
  9. Joshie

    Sulky DPX grass seed

    Evening, I was wondering if anyone has any experience of using a dpx 70ans spreader to sow grass seed? Only got 3 acres to do in spring but would be nice to have a go and get it set up well with the intention of doing some more later in the year and next year. Looks like i need a flow reducer...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  11. Cmoran

    Land with excess copper?

    Friend of mine is having trouble with a farm he is renting it seems the land is poisoned from excess pig slurry over a number of years he lost a few sheep and got them tested showing up copper poisoning as the problem he has taken the farm on long term lease and is wondering what be best way to...
  12. M

    Liquid or solid fert spreading

    What's everyone's preference and reasoning for?
  13. A

    Smoky Perkins

    I have a bit of a problem with a smoky Perkins 4.236t in a wheel loader. The engine was completely rebuilt, 3 years ago, new block as old one was porus, new pistons, liners, head, turbo overhaul, 1000hrs done since. Its not been a great rebuild, its smoky under low load high revs from new...
  14. W

    Are fungicides more harmful than insecticides

    We hear all the Time of farmers using less insecticides, and for good reason generally, but I do wonder if the real bad apple is modern fungicides. Amazing how many are now farming without insecticides after years of addiction, can we start to cut our reliance on fungicides too?
  15. Tweed

    Fert spreader choice

    Hi Guys, I am looking to buy my own fert spreader after using a contractor for a number of years. I want section control, variable rate and all that kind of stuff so I believe it has to be hydraulic drive. Is there a front runner make and model or anyone to avoid?
  16. C

    Growing organic/low fert forage

    I'm a conventional dairy farmer... but like lots of us, have been looking at ways of growing enough forage with less/no synthetic fertiliser. Due to both economic and environmental considerations. For example herbal grazing leys and red clover silage leys. So Gabe Brown reckons he can grow...
  17. steveR

    Salt on grassland?

    I have been told before now, that an application of salt will improve the palatability of PP. If so, how much?? Got one field, that the stock do not like the one end much at all. Ph is OK as limed last year. Grass species have changed over the past 2-3 years IMO.
  18. W

    Fungicide trial, can you help?

    Basically I want people to do brix before and post application of fungicides, taken at the same time of day preferably between 2-4pm. I saw some very interesting observations last year and I want to see which fungicides have the least damaging impact on microbiology in the symbiotic sense. Have...
  19. O

    Fertilizer spreader for amonium sulphate

    What would be the best three point linkage spreader for ammonium sulphate small crystal.
  20. Anymulewilldo

    Drilling Maize

    Long story short, been offered 160acre farm very close. All seems right. Only catch is they want me too work and drill the 6acre of maize cover crop for the shoot there. The bloke they had before was useless, half the crops never got drilled and if they did never got sprayed or fert. Result is...