Quick poll following on from Janet Hughes Q&A yesterday.
Based on your current understandings of the scheme today, will you be looking to take part in the future SFI/ELMS scheme?
Poll will close in 10 days
I have a Teeswater ewe that has exclusively scabby ear tips and heels. There aren't any scabs anywhere else on her that I can see, and she isn't losing wool :unsure:
No one else in the flock seems affected, just her. I've blue sprayed a couple of times to no effect, though it doesn't look sore...
Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish.
Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since.
This year we sprayed a field with Envy to kill docks and buttercups. Grass grew, weeds looked very ill, cut for hay, we thought it was looking good.
As time has gone on the docks have appeared as have the dreaded buttercups. The docks were and still are most common on the drain scars where a big...
Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
Warham Camp is an excellent example of an Iron Age fort. Free entry, great place for an educational wander and a picnic. On top of being a scheduled monument, it is also a SSSI specifically due to the tightly grazed chalk grassland and the rare flowers and butterflies that thus thrive.
Written by William Kellett from Agriland
The weather this spring was not conducive to dealing with grassland weeds.
Many, such as docks, thistles, and nettles, have grown on, set seed and dominated a greater area than before.
However, all is not lost. Recent mild and wet weather means now is...
Just got my hands on a contact2000 weedwiper, looking to clean up a fair amount of rushes, thistles and bracken.
Planning on using glyphosate obviously,
•what’s the best rate to work with?
•best forward speed?
•wipe one way or both?
(Didn’t get a manual with it)
any other handy...
Having just had a few days away and travelled up into East Anglia I have been horrified by the very large areas of Ragwort that is now completely out of control.
I would say that Suffolk especially near the coastal areas would easily take the prize for the best crops and in significant areas of...
I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest.
I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn.
Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
Wondering if anyone can advise some good resources on organic farming for me to learn from? Any textbooks, online websites or books I can buy on the matter. I’ve a degree in science and so have a particular interest in studying farming and coming at things from a scientific...
DEFRA has once more invited the members of TFF to put their questions regarding the ELMS scheme forward and take them to an exclusive interview withJanet Hughes, who is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP).
The Q&A will take place on the 11th August and...
I have a 90 acre field on the Urban Fringe
( if planning isn’t favourable for more lucrative uses)
What would stop me splitting into 45 x 2 acre fields and selling each one individually
there seems loads of new people on here wanting to buy an acre or two for the Good Life.
Purely for those farming less than 200 acres * please :
1) Have you been invited to be a pilot for the SFI ? Will you be taking up the invitation ?
2) How important are current BPS payments to your business ?
3) From what you know to date, do you see the SFI as being of relevance to your...