What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring...
I have never seen ureas this low 0.011 last week .007 this .
Dropped parlour cake to 16% CP when we turned out nights a couple of weeks ago,
Just grass and 6 Kgs cake, mainly calved since Jan 1st , averaging 30 l/ head 3.56 %P but only 3.6% F the lowest fats we have seen in years.
Ok all my winter barley and wheat only had half dose of nitrogen.barley currently around 8 inches tall and the stem is starting to fatten up for ear emergence.agronomist advises to get rest of nitram on but having had no rain for 5 weeks it’s pretty dry.still getting a good dew in mornings but...
I'm hoping someone can offer me some help, my fpd has been sailing close to the cut off for a while now but the last few collections it's been very low about 504 usually. This has only happened since3the cows have been grazing more grass (been turned into the silage fields) said fields are a...
Bit late putting fert. on to land we want to cut for haylage. The land is obviously getting drier as time passes - is it a waste of time/fert. putting it on until there`s prospect of rain? Does it just sit there or will it actually just turn to "gas" and be lost? TIA
From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520 today.
Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week.
Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable...
Just been doing the sheets for last application of fert to w and s barley. What rates of nitrogen are you applying to your cereal crops?
220kgsN/ha w wheat
200kgsN/ha w barley
125kgsN/ha s barley
Adjusted for any manure/slurry applied.
We've been talking about reduced lime spreading rates on the Beef & Lamb price tracker & thought it deserves it's own thread.
Sorry if I've missed anyone who was in that conversation.
Just to catch up...
Sorry if this has been done before. How do people allocate costs to enterprise, i.e. baling, carting of straw to livestock, carting muck, spreading to arable? What about mucking out? Is value considered cost neutral? Didn't know if this should be posted in Cropping or Livestock as I'm sure it's...
I'm not sure of this is the right forum but here goes.
I work on my own farm and I'm not sure how often and how to apply nitrogen fertilizers to save time and my back.
I apply granular urea as a side dress to my crops(loose leaf lettuce) then irrigate after to prevent too much nitrogen loss...
Comments in the H&S thread got me thinking as I’m now within a few months of turning 60.
I suppose I am increasingly a bit of a liability.
I won’t drive tractors unless forced to but any machine has to be hitched on for me; Mechanical jobs take me longer as I like to get everything just so -...
Anyone else had a email asking for a short (20 mins) health and welfare survey for sainsbury's. Plus another survey which takes longer so they say.
Wanting medicine usage ect.
Wanting it for 2019 and 2020.
I haven't done it yet. But my first thoughts is what the hell is red tractor doing...