1. Farm Business RSS

    Machine learning could accelerate disease detection in sheep

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Sheep CT scans could be analysed at lightning speed using machine learning, according to a new study. Dr James Robson, a researcher at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), used a deep neural network – a collection of mathematical artificial neurones...
  2. S

    P on Potatoes

    What levels do you usually apply? We have soils that are moderate to high and put on 100Kg/ha and sometimes more. could I get away with less for 1 year?
  3. Grassman

    Migrant fact manipulation

    Lots of migrants crossing the Channel at present. 1000 a day has been recorded. Watching the media reporting of it and its quite clear that the vast majority are young males. My estimate 90% are. But listening to the reports they infer that these are very vulnerable families and the camera will...
  4. F

    Nitrogen price response benefit

    Has anyone seen a Nitrogen response benefit tool , where you could insert price of N /u and output , beef price, lamb price ? Some clever clog must have made one somewhere!
  5. Agriland RSS

    Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new trial revealing it could safeguard future productivity. The trial – funded by Agri-Tech Cornwall with land provided by Duchy College –...
  6. Sid

    Austria lockdown Un-vaccinated putting undue pressure on the health system. Why wouldn’t you now get vaccinated?
  7. M

    Fodder beat clamp.

    Grown 6 acres of fodder beet for the first time. Looks a decent crop but need to make a clamp out of bales, which I need to buy in. How suppose how long is a peice of string comes to mind but, would any body have a rough idea of how many bales I would need to make the clamp.
  8. G

    Meeting with AHDB about cereals assurance: What do you want us to say?

    On Friday 19th, a group of farmers from TFF are meeting AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds to discuss market access for our grain. If you want us to raise any issues, please let us know in this thread, so we can take those points to AHDB. We are of the opinion that our concerns have not been voiced by...
  9. T

    Fruit Growers

    Hi all We planted an orchard a few years ago (North Yorkshire), have about 500 trees on some of our land, about 35 heritage varieties on MM106 rootstock. We are maybe 2 years from getting a good crop and our plan is to sell organic juice. Are there any members on here growing Apples? If so...
  10. DieselRob

    How to stop using insecticides?

    How did you do it? Is it an instant cold turkey approach and hope for the best? Those of you who tell us you haven’t used insecticide for years, when you took on new land, did you treat it any different? It’s a constant battle of wills with the agronomist here, he understands my strong desire...
  11. Steevo

    Unaccountable organisations.....

    So....we've had: The Environment Agency and their 100ft drain issue Red Tractor and their double standards of UK grain vs imported Natural England and @ajcc NFU and their denial of ownership of Red Tractor These are just a few examples of bodies failing in their own remit but hypocritically...
  12. hally

    Te pari hd3

    Thinking about upgrading my te pari, any body know what mine is worth to sell? Te pari HD3 full auto drafting, weighing, mounted on a mobile te pari trailer. Comes with a truest 3000 weigh scale. Excellent condition and simply the dogs b*llocks for handling sheep.
  13. Hutchinsons News

    Looking for answers on Carbon, SFI, ELMS, or the latest Agro Ecological practices?

    Looking for answers on Carbon, SFI, ELMS, or the latest Agro Ecological practices? Then come to the Hutchinsons stand at Croptec. An ever challenging farming agenda encompassing questions around sustainability and profitability, in a climate of rising input costs and the drive to manage...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Unimog celebrates 75 years of service

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The exact origins of the Unimog are shrouded by the events World War II, with the generally accepted narrative being, that it was a product of post-war Germany, yet there is the strong suggestion that its design had first been drafted as early as 1942...
  15. Jsmith2211

    Hybrid Rye

    Hello again. We are looking into doing hybrid rye this spring on some fairly light land (in places its heavy but overall its quite sandy). 30 acre rented block that my father is very keen on renting out to potatoes - which doesnt do the soil any good in my opinion. We like the look of rye...
  16. T

    Need help identifying these

    Hello. Can you help me identify these? What variety is this? It is edible? They just popped up this summer in our garden, and we never had this kind planted before. They were 4, I broke one to see how's inside. The inside is light yellow, not very thick, and the seeds are white, beautiful and...
  17. Bald Rick

    “The animal agriculture industry is not long for this world”

    That is the stated aim of Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods which creates meat substitutes using genetically engineered yeasts. He is quoted in today’s Times as ”If we eliminated animal agriculture in the next 15 years it causes a pause in emissions that lasts 30 year. Biomass recovery...
  18. Agriland RSS

    NFU Scotland appoints new rural business policy advisor

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Rhianna Montgomery has joined National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland, taking on the role of rural business policy advisor. Her role will be to lead on a broad policy portfolio covering a variety of rural business issues affecting union members...
  19. Agriland RSS

    BASF and KWF launch first British Farming Bake Off

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland BASF and KWS have accepted a grower’s challenge and have launched the first ever British Farming Bake Off. The competition is open to anyone. To enter, bakers should post pictures of their farming inspired bread, cakes, biscuits and pastries on social...
  20. ladycrofter

    Apple tree growing thorns

    Saw this at a friend's 🤪, burr on the side of an apple tree throwing out thorn-bearing water shoots. Not a crab apple, good sized eating apples but unknown variety. Well above any graft point. Whatever is happening?!?