1. S

    Biostimulant Seed Treatments

    Hello all, Now this may be a cat among the pigeons post but looking ahead and having used SP seed dressings for many years now for our seed treatments for wheat and following on from discussions with the agronomist and Soil chap I wondered whether anyone has used and seen any noticeable benefit...
  2. Bushcraft Paddler


    This is way left of field, but I would really welcome your thoughts. I will also try to keep this as short as possible !! In my daily job I work with Doctors in ICU using inhaled anaesthetics to keep patients in their "induced coma". All sedation is bad for the environment in someway. The...
  3. D


    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  4. CPF

    Hydrogen fuel ( Jcb 👍🏻)

    Harry’s Farm Youtube. With Lord Bamford talking about hydrogen engines. What a forward thinking gentleman 👍🏻
  5. bobk

    Would you buy an electric vehicle POLL

    Fairly sure of my answer , 2 questions , no fence sitting
  6. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    L200 dumping the coolent from the reservoir

    As above , vehicle wil go all day no problem, but soon as I put the livestock trailer on and go 20 miles, the water temperature goes up and forces out of the coolant reservoir over flow , hot ,but not mega hot. Thinking the coolent is getting pressurised some how, blown cylinder head gasket...
  7. DairyGrazing

    Maize fertiliser plan.

    How are people doing with their maize fertiliser? Type timing and total please. Have done it differently the last few years due to circumstance not plan. Always drill 25 units with the seed but have been an additional 25-75 units either trop dressing at 18 inches high or working it into the...
  8. J

    Which red diesel?

    My new Valtra specifies EN590 fuel, will any red diesel from the usual suppliers meet this? As far as I can see EN590 is white road diesel. Some suppliers just add a dye. On phoning around most suppliers can't tell me what exactly is in their red diesel! Is A2 sufficient. Handbook says 0-8%...
  9. Yorkshire lad

    Nitrogen prices

    Has anyone bought any new season nitrogen One rep told me he has more booked than last year. Another who I tend to believe said he has very few orders yet
  10. M

    Potash Soil Deficiency

    Recent soil analysis is showing K levels at 0 on a lot of the cutting ground. PH around 6.0. The margins around the fields are showing good growth but can see where I’ve cut last year very clearly and the yields don’t look very promising! Is MOP the best long term option? And if so where would...
  11. Headless chicken

    Liquid fert bowser

    Is there any reason we couldn’t secure multiple IBC’s to our bale trailer, plumb together and use these as a bowser? Or any other alternative suitably safe options. Travelling about 4-5 miles
  12. Wobblebox

    FYM or digestate solids?

    I’ve been doing amuck for straw deal with local pig farmer for a while now and he has just been approached by a local-ish AD plant which should hopefully be commissioned by Oct, they asked him if he’ll supply the AD plant with muck and we’d get the separated solids back. The small benefit to me...
  13. Agriland RSS

    NI in-depth: What does NI’s Climate Change Bill actually mean for farming?

    Written by Rachel Martin There has been a lot of talk about Northern Ireland’s proposed new Climate Change Bill as it begins its passage through Stormont. Agriland northern correspondent Rachel Martin takes a look at what’s included in the detailed document, as well as its potential...
  14. CPM RSS

    Focus on nutrition for milling wheat bonuses

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag leaf stage, as bonuses up to £20/t are being offered for milling wheat with a protein content of 13% or more. Charlotte Cunningham reports. With...
  15. M

    What fertiliser to spread

    Hi. I just got my meadow field soil sampled and I know I need a lot off lime, and my P is very poor. I need to spread fertiliser this weekend and need help on what to sow. I know it’s not going to be great but I am not sure what to go with. I’ve attached pc picture below Thanks
  16. G

    Homemade acids

    I've been using caustic water (made with ash lye) as the ingredient for some detergents, so that the resulting graywater is biodegradable and useful for irrigation. I haven't had much trouble with it for some time, given that the soil I'm working on is somewhat acidic, so the potassium...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Hit milling wheat bonuses by focusing on nutrition

    Written by William Kellett Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag leaf stage, as bonuses up to £20/t are being offered for milling wheat with a protein content of 13% or more. With wheat prices currently sitting at...
  18. Yale

    Calibrating a Simtech (Grassfarmer)

    Don’t use the drill a lot,less than 100 acres from new so everything in tip top condition. Calibrated yesterday and meticulously followed the protocol.Even did a live run so to add in a bit of vibration. However sowed short yesterday but last year ran out of seed by quite a margin. Calibrated...
  19. G

    Seed drill enquiry

    Hi, we know we are a few weeks late in the year, however we have a small holding and need to know what type of seed drill we need to sow pumpkins. The farmer across the road has helped prep the land but he has not done pumpkins before so couldn’t advise us. Any advice greatly appreciated it is...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Time to get maximum benefit out of your fertiliser

    Written by Brian McDonnell Although in many parts of the country land is tender at best, in other parts ground is in reasonable condition. If this is the case on your farm, now is an ideal time for spreading in order to get the maximum benefit of your fertiliser. Despite most of the country...