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  1. Greythundercloudys

    New spray but no licence.

    Guy along the road got a new sprayer this week, he's spraying rushes etc on his farm, but l can bet he's not got a licence or what ever you need to use it or does grandfather rights still count if its only used on your farm.
  2. T

    MCPB on prophet peas

    Is it ok to use MCPB on the spring pea variety prophet and if so does it need 4L/ha? I’ve found the Tropotox label on line but it doesn’t mention prophet peas. I wasn’t aware that some varieties can be more sensitive to MCPB than others but I have some thistle patches to knock back.
  3. J

    Former tenant problems!

    Hi all, taken on some new ground after being left for a year by previous tenant but them not agreeing to leave. A lot of the fields are full of docks/redshank like I've never seen before, some spots of thistle coming now and few spots off nettles. wondering what the best would be to do? Burn it...
  4. steveR

    Late pre DD herbicide choice

    I am hoping to get my WB mixture and some Bumblebird mix in later this week now we have finally had some rain. :) I had a walk around yesterday and am disappointed at the outcome of 5l/ha of 360 generic with additive on some land used last year for similiar crop. Nettle and creeping thistle is...
  5. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  6. S

    Grass Keep

    Apologies for the long post...So I rent 40 acres of grass (all year round) a couple of miles from the farm so quite handy, for sheep grazing. I have a further 14 acres from the same people as grass keep from April 1st until October 31st. I take the sheep off mid September though as don't want...
  7. Classichay

    Weed wiper glyphosate

    afternoon all, just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And...
  8. E

    Broadcast cover crop into standing crop 36m

    Just wondering if anyone is successful in broadcasting cover crops into standing crop pre harvest. We are at 36m, is anyone doing it at that width, and also has it proved a successful method of establishment? Cheers
  9. Pasty

    Small Ragwort

    I've just noticed some small plants, about primrose size that look like ragwort in a wooded part of the farm near a stream. Not the tall stemmy jobs you would expect but fully in flower. Is there a kind of junior version? I'll keep an eye on it over the year. So far off limits from animals.
  10. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  11. P

    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...
  12. 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:
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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)...
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