In response to the widely vilified AHDB and grain merchant opinions on how much wheat has been sown, I thought I'd start this poll. Remember to select your region as well as your % of planned winter wheat sown.
One choice for %, one choice for region and one for the month sown (for the majority...
Keep getting told it'll never work up here but I'm convinced it will be the direction we get forced down in coming years.
Cover crops after harvest might not get sown until mid to late September, is this too late to get a decent stand going into winter ?
Spring crops later drilled into...
Well if no one will I’ll start if off.
Hearing a wide range of prices.
I’ve started at £240 markies. Looking for £250 next week.
I think the only down side at the moment is some might be getting rid quick before they go themselves.
Managing to get some wheat into bean stubble but quite a lot of open slots. There’s a lot of friable tilth sitting around the edges. Will Friday/the weekends rain wash this in? Should I pre em now or next week?
So who's getting concerned, with 70 mm in the rain gauge since Sunday and a lot more to come over the week I certainly am.
If your on free draining soil then probably not but I reside on sticky red marl which can take an age to dry out.
Most of the ground is moved and was in good condition...
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Earthworm Engineers #1: Ecosystem Services
Many fascinating papers on earthworms...
I have a block of ground that seems to hold surface water more than the rest of my land. All land is the same soil type, all on limestone and all very similar elevation. Would using a slitter/aerator help the situation? Never done any before so any help is much appreciated.
Farmers wanted to test new Liver Fluke Detection device!
Farming Online www.farming.co.uk are currently working with Liverpool University to develop a better Liver-Fluke forecasting service (updating the Ollerenshaw risk model)
Part of the Liver-fluke project involves consulting members of the...
The idea of starting a thread about Holistic management has been on my mind for ages, if I am honest.
Lets start by me putting my cards on the table - I have NO formal training, NO books, and NO interest in starting big wars on which way is best.
I do, however, completely and...
Mod Note: New thread created by moving some posts.
Haha - every second post on TFF seems to be about problems with townies, cyclists, dog walkers, trespassers etc etc
The further from all that the better I reckon
I couldn't cope with having non farming neighbours . . .