1. Surgery

    Ad plants , you can’t make it up

    Local plant produced too much gas and having to burn it off even thou there’s a shortage
  2. yellowfrog

    wile 55

    have a wile 55 moisture meter does anyone have the list of numbers that corospond to different crops as my list has worn off side of said meter? gratefull in advance steve
  3. diesel1

    Fallow land and bps

    I have 200 acres of arable land, taking a year rest from growing crops, if I fallow the 200acres can I still claim bps on the whole 200 acres?
  4. G

    Marangon wholecrop headers.

    Hi everyone. Does anyone have any experience with these wholecrop headers. Looking also at Domai. Have a 9000 range JD harvester. Cutting triticale and rye which is undersown
  5. B

    Wholecrop questions

    I’m an arable farmer looking to use wholecrop as a break crop, I’d like it to be quite diverse and have as many legumes in as possible. Ideally id like to drill it in September, have fairly minimal spend on it and then sell it as a standing crop and have it taken off in June before the...
  6. cowboysupper

    Late sown fodder/cover crop

    The excellent growing conditions in our part of the world (NW Northern Ireland) have meant we've a block( 43 acres) of spring wholecrop oats harvested today (2 weeks earlier than normal). Its light land, but below sea so when the water table comes up there's normally no chance of getting a...
  7. G

    The Anyone finished yet thread

  8. Agriland RSS

    Alternative forages could significantly boost dairy diets

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Including alternative forages, such as maize, triticale, rye and wholecrop wheat, will act to fully complement the very lush, multi-cut grass silages now increasingly made in Northern Ireland. Fane Valley’s Matthew Armstrong addressed this matter in...
  9. RAF

    Hot barley

    Long story cut 80 ton barley 13% . But full of self set triticale from previous crop . This was green . Anyway cut it now in shed ands it’s red hot to the point u can’t put your hand in it . So have spreed it around another shed a foot deep. Still hot . No drying facilities . Question is will...
  10. Zippy768

    The "I've not started yet" thread

    Thought I'd start one to make myself feel better. Was on grass most of last week, was telling myself that the wheat volunteers would had made the moisture in the WB too high anyway🤥. Plenty of rain over weekend and looks a showery week 🙄
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  12. V

    Winter barley v spring barley

    I’ve 30 acres been in permanent grass for years needing freshened up. Given feed price and straw prices I’m thinking I should put some barley in and produce something of my own. My thoughts on winter v spring is I will have crop off far earlier than spring stuff to get a reseed put in plus my...
  13. Farmdeals

    Eximus - 400g Pendimethalin - 10ltrs from £51

    We have added the herbicide Eximus (400g Pendimethalin) which comes in 10 ltr cans to Farmdeals today. The price is £51.00 per 10l delivered and is available to mainland UK. For use on apple, barley (spring), barley (winter), blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, broccoli/calabrese...
  14. G

    Canada burning up

    Crops are dying
  15. Northdowns Martin

    Lower disturbance subsoiler

    Need to ‘lift’ a few field post harvest, looking at my current options in the machinery paddock I have a Sumo Trio, Carrier and a Heva 5 leg subsoiler. My guess is Heva would be best, but worried about the amount of disturbance. Would changing the legs and point help reduce? I’m thinking...
  16. L

    Looking for organic cereal feed for poultry DIRECT from FARMER

    I have about 15 hens in my care which I love dearly. I'm looking to improve their nutrient intake because they've started dying recently with no symptoms and I believe they have some deficiency problems. Would like to get my hands on some good quality cereals and seeds for them, preferably...
  17. Kevtherev


    Anyone growing or grown lupins for whole crop? Was a few growing it about 15yr ago but seems to have fallen away. Pic for attention
  18. C

    Wholecrop hybrid rye fed too cattle.

    I wholecrop a lot of spring cereals for our beef herd. Mostly oats to form the base of a tmr. I'm looking at the yield from hybrid rye and thinking it maybe a good option. Has anyone done it, what is the feed value if cut late? Is it palatable enough for them? Thanks in advance.
  19. W

    Hybrid Winter Barley

    If your growing it, how are you getting on with it? Costs to grow? Output? What it like grass weed wise?
  20. Farmer_1994

    “Grazing corn”

    Bmr tillering corn, 60 days from plant till harvest and yields 5-7 dm ton an acre. feed test from local farmer that tried it last year Thoughts?