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  1. Agriland RSS

    Farmers and landowners encouraged to Put Down Roots

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A new drive to encourage farmers and landowners across England to plant and manage more trees has been launched today (Tuesday, January 25). With the Plant the Future, Put Down Roots campaign, the Forestry Commission and the Department for...
  2. Agriland RSS

    New head of research for Scotland at GWCT

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Dr. Louise de Raad has joined the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) as head of research Scotland and director of the Scottish research and demonstration farm at Auchnerran, near Aboyne on Deeside. Her work for GWCT in Scotland will include...
  3. Mark Hatton

    Agri Shows - are we seeing the end??

    I've attended two excellent dealer events over the last couple of days, both incredibly well supported by manufactures, with strong customer attendance and very positive feedback at both events. My question is would you prefer local dealer events, be it open days or working demos, supported by...
  4. P

    Filling a satellite slurry lagoon?

    We are in the process of building a slurry lagoon (with cover!) which will be located on some outlying land and filled by slurry tankers (& then emptied by umbilical). So my question is - does anyone have any design suggestions as to how we fill it? Ideally we want to have a quick turnaround...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Forestry Commission takes further action on new tree disease

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Woodland managers, landowners, tree nurseries and the forest industry are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC) introduced extended demarcated areas in Devon, Cornwall and Cumbria to combat the spread of the tree pathogen...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Closure of Ballymena Moy Park processing plant is ‘hugely concerning’

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The decision made by Moy Park to suspend processing at it’s Ballymena processing site in Co. Antrim has been challenged by workers union Unite. Moy Park suspended the operation of its chicken kill line at Ballymena citing difficulties with raw...
  7. casemx 270

    Farmflix

    Anyone subscribe to it ? Any good ? Is it worth ? Thanks
  8. B

    Boots?

    I know its been discussed a million times before and everyone has there own preference, but its time for a new pair of boots and I'm fed up with Redbacks not lasting for more than 6 months. Has anyone got a pair of Mongrel boots? Are they as light as the Redbacks and as comfy? How do they...
  9. J

    Spring OSR

    How do people get on growing Spring OSR? Has anyone had any recent experience with it? Following end of August combined S.Barley and felt it was too late to drill WOSR, kicking myself because as it turned out we probably would have been fine with the open Autumn we have just had. Heavyish land...
  10. Dave645

    US Low carbon beef. . .

    https://www.lowcarbonranch.com/ https://www.wired.co.uk/article/low-carbon-beef now as a concept I give them full marks, if it’s actually run in a remotely sensible way It’s not a stupid concept giving value to low carbon products is not foolish. I also think it’s dangerously misleading, if...
  11. casemx 270

    Quitting a job

    Went to work this morning to hand in my notice my employer got aggressive about it and told me to f off so I ve walked out with immediate effect I m within my rights to do this ?
  12. Rob Holmes

    Looks like autumn muckspreading is back on

  13. NeepClatter

    Claydon after tatties. Advice

    Amateur farmer here, making plans for this year, will be putting the new Claydon (3MF mounted/no front discs) in after fields rented out for tatties and peas, will be drilling WW .Will it go straight in or should I be looking at mounting something on the front linkage that can do a bit...
  14. TFF

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.577723

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes Authors: Peter Newton, Nicole Civita, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Katharine Bartel and Colleen Johns Regenerative agriculture is an alternative means of producing food that, its...
  15. Puresteal

    Cauliflower

    Not sure if there are many Vegetable growers on here , I’m wondering what breeds of winter cauliflower people are growing? Tried Triomphant, Leocen and Kashen this year , and they did well. Hard frost seem to be coming more in Feb and March now which helps.
  16. Timmy k

    A bit of begging but not for me

    I feel a bit cheeky asking this as you lot probably get ask all the time but here goes. A friend of mine who loves his deer stalking has asked me if I know of any ground he can go on. All the places I have are either deer free or well sown up with syndicates or what not. Now before you fob this...
  17. Chris F

    There is no such thing as the wild in the UK?

    So much talk about re-wilding in the news. I've never liked the concept as its seems to be a dream in someone's head about what nature does when left to itself. But the wild - as in lets say 1,000 or 10,000 years ago, just does not exist any more in my opinion. There are 70 million people in...
  18. Woldgrain Storage

    Situation Vacant Full-time Storekeeper required

    FULL-TIME STOREKEEPER REQUIRED Woldgrain is a cooperatively owned grain storage and processing facility, handling a variety of combinable crops grown within 65 miles of Hemswell, Lincolnshire. Current storage capacity is 100,000 tonnes on one site, with planning permission in place for a...
  19. TFF

    The choice of the DNA extraction method may influence the outcome doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.453

    The choice of the DNA extraction method may influence the outcome of the soil microbial community structure analysis Authors: Sylwia Zielińska, Piotr Radkowski, Aleksandra Blendowska, Agnieszka Ludwig-Gałęzowska, Joanna M. Łoś, Marcin Łoś The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency...
  20. K

    Rakeman 3000

    Found myself considering a set of chain harrows as my old set have eventually bit the dust and are on the scrap heap to weigh in. Was looking at the folding frame variety a while back, in particular the Agritrend 4 or 5m but also heard reports that these things can be overly aggressive ripping...
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