1. Farm Business RSS

    Top scores as four Barenbrug varieties make the Recommended Lists

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Three of four new grass varieties from Barenbrug UK have top scores in their respective categories on the Recommended Lists, including a perennial ryegrass that boasts the highest silage ME yield of any late diploid variety. Ballyvoy, bred in Northern...
  2. Agriland RSS

    AFBI and Barenbrug mark three decades of cooperation

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and Barenbrug are marking a 30-year partnership, one that has seen the development of many new and highly productive grass varieties. The vast bulk of this development work was undertaken...
  3. Bramble

    Swollen wheat seed

    Drilled some wheat after grass (ploughed, cultipress, drilled with Rapid) and about 30-50% of it hasn’t germinated, it’s just sat there and swollen up, looks like it’s rotting. Any ideas why or what may have caused it?? The headland, which was drilled last, looks a lot better that the middle...
  4. Agriland RSS

    New ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape emerges in UK

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A variety of the fungus that will heighten the ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape and other brassicas has been discovered in Europe for the first time. Specific sites have been identified in Southern England and Northern Ireland. The...
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agroforestry: Learning from four pioneers

    Agroforestry: Learning from four pioneers Interested in agroforestry, but don’t know quite where to start? Four pioneers shared their expertise in an excellent knowledge exchange session at Groundswell. Written by Mike Abram More farmers and landowners than perhaps ever before are starting...
  6. Flat 10

    Red Tractor suspension for a rejected load of grain?

    I thought this was the case that if you were rejected for having ergot or mouse poo in your grain you were suspended? I hope I am as I cannot find out having spent half an hour on RT's website. Can anybody point me in the direction of the relevant piece of paper? Thanks
  7. Cab-over Pete

    Struggling to get limestone grit for rations.

    Aye-up, I have a customer who keeps cattle and laying hens. He’s been buying his limestone grit through Frank Wright Trouw for years but now they’re saying they can’t supply him. He’s asked me to help, I’ve given him details for Longcliffe, BLI, Ben Bennett Jnr and Singleton Birch, but I have...
  8. Greythundercloudys

    This time next month, virus.

    After today's numbers, probably buy the first weeks of January there will be way over 100000 a day. I think after Xmas day the country will shut again for a month. This get a jag won't hold it back in the end it will be out of control, Johnstone always playing it up but that expert looked and...
  9. Elsoms Seeds

    Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance should give Lightning an edge

    Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance should give Lightning an edge New two-row winter barley looks another winner from the Elsoms-Ackermann stable With a December 1st ex-farm spot price of £204/t, up from £142/t a year ago, and with a solid reputation as being one of the best...
  10. Elsoms Seeds

    New Group 2 wheat ticks key sustainability boxes

    With the highest septoria resistance rating for a milling wheat Mayflower looks set for success With the UK agricultural sector’s focus firmly fixed on sustainability, the addition of new Group 2 milling wheat Mayflower to the 2022/23 Recommended List (RL) should be of serious interest to...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A case of the tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis has been confirmed in Wales for the first time. The fungal-like pathogen known to affect a variety of tree species – including western hemlock, Douglas fir and several pine species – has been discovered...
  12. TFF

    AHDB Reccomended List: Winter Barley 2022/23

    The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications provide variety-performance data. With information on yield and quality, agronomic features and market options, use these variety-specific highlights (alongside the main RL) to identify promising varieties for your farm...
  13. N

    Thought some of you would like to see a cotton gin

    I know cotton isn't grown in the UK, but the machinery and process is pretty fascinating. Cotton Ginning Explained in 10 Minutes
  14. Sustainable Food Trust

    What role for livestock in climate-friendly farming? Nov 2021

    What role for livestock in climate-friendly farming? If we are to address the challenges of climate change, biodiversity decline and the crisis in public health, we must tackle the fundamental issues in our food and farming systems. The dominant industrial model of food production is hugely...
  15. CPM RSS

    Maize works – More from maize

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Arable farmers have a great opportunity to diversify rotations and add a new income stream with maize. CPM considers some key issues. Farmers can now plant an earlier maturing variety without yield penalties – even on less favourable sites. By...
  16. CPM RSS

    Fit for the future – Growing healthy soils

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF As growers seek to protect their most valuable asset, could varieties have a role to play in building soil health and better biology? CPM explores the concept. These varieties could act as the best insurance policies for growers...
  17. Anymulewilldo

    Electric fence stakes

    Hey up. What’s the best price folk are getting for 200+ plastic electric fence stakes? The last lot I had too but was 3 years ago and I got them down too £0.60 each. Can’t get them below £1.03 now. Anyone beaten that? Running very close too the line this time and I always like too have a couple...
  18. W

    Job recording/ proof of placement

    I'm fairly sure this technology must exist but I'm using the wrong terminology to search for it. What I would like to do is record fertiliser application (plus other operations) and linked with GPS for proof of placement. The fert record will need to deal with a mix of inputs at each...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Students gain new insight into meat quality with launch of new publication

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A major research project led by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has launched a new publication aimed to inform and increase awareness of on-farm and processing factors that affect the eating quality of lamb. Factors Affecting Lamb Meat...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Agricultural testing team expands at Eurofins

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Soil, forage, and manure testing specialists Eurofins Agro UK has employed Sophie Cath in the role of business development manager. Miss Cath joins from Frontier where she specialised in commodity buying and selling inputs. “I grew up on a farm and...