1. Nick.

    Spring barley seed rates

    As above really. Spring barley DD into fairly heavy ground. What rates are you all going at ? FS good germination.
  2. Northumberland

    Lift fodder beet with a grain bucket

    Has anyone tried It? Small amount to lift with no local contractors. Won't matter if there is alot left behind for hoggs to clear up
  3. K

    Success of direct drilling in long term.

    Having used a Dale drill successfully for 20 years of notillage leaving all straw chopped on the surface with a mix of autumn and spring sown cash crops . I have come to the conclusion that a notillage idealist approach is maybe not the answer and we have to be flexible to aerating the soil...
  4. nick...

    Snetterton straw burning power station

    Does anyone know who buys the straw for this .looked online but can’t find anyone.heard they are paying £100 acre fir straw this year but would like to find out for sure. nick…
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    On Farm Opinion – An alternative solution

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF As sugar beet growers struggle to continue growing the crop, one grower in Herefordshire has invested in an alternative, mechanical, solution for weed control to help him keep beet in the rotation. CPM visited him to find out more...
  6. B

    Led lights on new holland tractors

    What does people recommend there's getting so many with big variety of prices and dear not always the best
  7. CPM RSS

    Insider’s view – Champion of champions

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Taking the gold medal for wheat yields is a new variety from DSV that promises to deliver both in the field against disease and in filling the barn. CPM takes an in depth look at just what gave Champion its name. It’s fantastic to see a plant...
  8. F

    The Vineyard (Garden) of England

    Kent and parts of Sussex were always known as the "Garden of England". However this is changing significantly as a thousands of acres of Vines continue to be planted. Very few of these are yet to produce any quantity of wine and what there is tends to be massively over priced. Some English...
  9. O

    Seed Potatoes going to Russia

    Cannot believe 600 tons of Scotch seed are set to be exported direct to Russia. Scottish government apparently have approved it… Total Value said to be £660k…. Firstly have the vendors got no conscience…secondly Scottish Gov could easily have found £600k to buy them and send for animal feed…...
  10. Jerry

    Wheat with Clover

    What would your strategy be with this, its wheat after a 3 year grass/clover ley. Not had any N yet and was grazed for a month with sheep. The clover is still there and feeding the wheat I would imagine?
  11. yellowbelly

    f**k Up Fortnight

    'Twas always thus - that 10-14 days in the run up to the start of lambing heralds the onslaught of TLD, prolapses, blown guts, abortions and the 1001 other things that can go wrong with sheep :banghead: Many moons ago, when I was young and keen, an old bloke once told me, "A farm or a piece...
  12. A

    T0 thoughts septoria control 2022

    What are peoples thoughts on what to use for septoria control at t0 this year? Didn't do a t0 for septoria last year, only teb on yellow rust susceptible varieties, but had too much septoria in may/june for my liking. What is there? Folpet? Can you get mancozeb this year? Triazole for the...
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    Innovation Insight – The right trait at the right time

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF BYDV resistance puts wheat growers within tantalising reach of an insecticide-free crop. CPM tells the story of the breeding triumphs that brought it to commercial reality. A non-chemical solution is exactly what’s needed, both for the...
  14. J

    10 in 7 milking + summer diet

    So, following on from my posts in all things dairy I'm considering 10 in 7 milking for a variety of reasons. As of now I think it could solve a lot of my problems, even as a temporary solution (may go back to 2 x a day in a couple of years time when I have enough cows to pay someone full time)...
  15. RachelHippoDigital

    Defra User Research - Rural Payments Agency

    My name is Rachel and I'm a User Research Consultant from a design consultancy called Hippo Digital. With my colleague Charlotte, we're working on a 6 week piece of discovery research on behalf of Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). We'd like to speak to Farmers and...
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    Machinery Focus: Sweden – a land of saints and Volvos

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Saints are very much in the mind in terms of Ireland's patron saint, but it is worth remembering another fellow who set out from Britain to Sweden in a similar bid to spread the the word of christianity. His name was Eskil and he set out east 700 years...
  17. tomildinio

    Plug plants

    anyone buying veg plugs for transplanting? Are they dear? Usually do our own but want to push on more then current capacity and wondering ballpark figures buying wholesale from a propogator. Thanky
  18. V

    Begging bowls again…

    Reading a thread about high fert prices and some farmers are asking for the government to step in and subsidies the price. Then another thread suggesting the government should help subsidies fuel prices. Farmers must get more government hand outs then a black single mother in a council flat with...
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    Navigating the maize

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Maize is an appealing alternative break crop, especially with the expanding anaerobic digestion market, but just driving for yield can mean missing important management and agronomy. CPM explores how to manage it for the best returns. Getting...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Variety of margins important to boosting farmland bees

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Creating cultivated margins on your farm can support otherwise-threatened wild bees, according to a new study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). Scientists from the charity spent two years studying different margins across the south...