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    When to apply fertiliser to grassland

    Hi All, This has likely been discussed ad infinitum but here we go again as I can't seem to find a relaxant thread on the subject. When to apply 20-10-10 to grassland now that T sum 200 is no longer published? OK conventional wisdom states "March time" but is there anything more scientific out...
  2. S

    Red clover

    Looking to sow some red clover as a protein crop,any information on soil type,timing regards sowing and mowing would be helpful.Going to try direct drill to establish.:unsure:
  3. The Guardian RSS

    Unstoppable eating machines: why Australian farmers are renting out goats for weed control

    Unstoppable eating machines: why Australian farmers are renting out goats for weed control Written by Bianca Nogrady Goats have a well-deserved reputation for eating anything. Now you can rent them to deal with your weed problems La Niña has been good to the backyards and farmlands of much of...
  4. M

    Buying second hand sprayer and fert spinner

    Hi, looking to buy a rear mounted sprayer and fert spinner. We only have a small equestrian holding about 50 acres of grass for grazing and hay making. Looking to buy a second hand sprayer and spinner. What should I be looking to get ? Size ? New cheap or second hand ? Many thanks in advance
  5. Bossfarmer

    Do you ROTATIONALLY GRAZE your livestock? and if not, why?

    As im often told on here there are numerous benefits to rotationally grazing livestock so is everyone doing it? and if not why? what are the downsides im not hearing about as when i drive across the country i rarely see it!
  6. T

    Cranesbill in winter barley

    I’ve got a problem with large cranesbill in winter barley. The barley was direct drilled into wheat stubble which had received 4L/ha glyphosate a few days prior to drilling. Unfortunately it would appear that large cranesbill won’t die from glyphosate. I’ve now got dinner plate sized cranesbill...
  7. Manney

    Ral code for Fendt 818 grey paint?

    I'm having a few panels blast and resprayed on my 818. Can anyone tell me what the ral code is for the grey paint that is used on the body panels and chassis.
  8. onesiedale

    "The best purchased farm inputs come coiled up"

    Couple of conversations on TFF last few days have had people thinking about farm inputs. Are the best inputs "coiled up" , "in a tin" , "home grown" , or should they just "fall from the sky" ? What's your best input? I think water pipe and electric fencing.
  9. Jockers84

    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    Good afternoon, I've been a long term follower of the farming forum, as a new start some of the things I've learnt have been truly priceless. One thing that has struck me though, is every so often I will find a word, term or phrase that I'm just not 100% on what it means. This isn't limited to...
  10. FarmerD89

    Neighbours beans migrated to our grass leys

    Strange situation this afternoon on our walks fairly clean old grass ley we sprayed the start of this year with PasTor noticed a singular bean plant had established itself, thought nothing more of it, then spent four hours pulling beans from over an 8 acre field ( multiples of beans in one spot)...
  11. D

    infiltration doesn't work

    Obviously it does work. What I mean is that trying to achieve infiltration doesn't work. Or rather, it doesn't here. I've read all[1] the books, seen talks about how Gabe Brown et al just get all the rainwater to infiltrate away in 5 minutes, and how valuable every drop of that water is, and...
  12. A

    Sage or wise advice in farming.

    There must be thousands of gems which are worth sharing. For those of you who can recall Sir Alec Douglas Home - or Lord Home: His manager - Andrew Morrow, on his Angus and Douglas Estate in Lanarkshire, and after a period of heavy rain and during a visit by Sir Alec, advised ''If M'Lord...
  13. H

    River Lugg, Herefordshire

    https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/18920990.environment-agency-launch-probe-river-lugg-destruction/
  14. Bald Rick

    Six Nations 2020

    Wow. Fabian Gulthie has really gone to town with the French squad. Oldest player 30, most caps 51, 3 fly halves in the initial training squad - the oldest 21 And the return to the fold of one of World rugby’s best wingers, Teddy Thomas plus Chamille Chat being held up by two outstanding young...
  15. roscoe erf

    Non Agri Wreckers

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    Rushes

    We have a serious problem with rushes. Just wondering if anyone can advise on the best treatment methods before going out to spend a fortune on the wrong thing. Many thanks
  17. Kiwi Pete

    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    :oops: Eh up! The idea of starting a thread about Holistic management has been on my mind for ages, if I am honest. Lets start by me putting my cards on the table - I have NO formal training, NO books, and NO interest in starting big wars on which way is best. I do, however, completely and...
  18. H

    Football

    I myself am kean fan of Wrexham, anyone here try go see there team much ?
  19. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

    Mod Note: New thread created by moving some posts. Haha - every second post on TFF seems to be about problems with townies, cyclists, dog walkers, trespassers etc etc The further from all that the better I reckon I couldn't cope with having non farming neighbours . . .
  20. Penmoel

    Today at work

    Just mentioned in Agricultural Matters it might be interesting if everyone just took a picture today of what you were doing, however mundane it maybe, would show the variety of work carried out, will start tomorrow.
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