Had a call from a machinery manufacturers rep suggesting that it might be a really good time to change my machine (telehandler).
I explained that it was not on my “to do” list but that if the deal was right I might be persuaded.
so the dealer rep turns up and we go through the process. I’m...
I have some field portions where winter wheat has failed due to slugs.
The land has been sprayed with Tower herbicide (Chlorotoluron, Pendimethalin & DFF)
I would like to put a cover crop (preferably Phacelia) in the bare areas to keep the soil in good nick until next autumn.
I would plan to...
Identifying overwintered wild oat populations now, whilst crops are open and before spring flushes, will enable more effective spring control strategy decisions this season.
Understanding your wild oat population now will allow better tailoring of herbicide rates and timing of treatments...
Written by cpm
February sees many agronomists getting ahead of the spring rush and noting weeds which may need attention as winter turns into spring. CPM finds out the latest on wild oat resistance, some spring advice for blackgrass and a farmer’s strategy for getting ahead of weeds in peas...
I was googling Dutzi, and ended up reading lot about Peter, naturally. And came across this, there are other links out there where he is villifying assurance and those who toady to it!
Good afternoon, I've been a long term follower of the farming forum, as a new start some of the things I've learnt have been truly priceless.
One thing that has struck me though, is every so often I will find a word, term or phrase that I'm just not 100% on what it means. This isn't limited to...
The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products
The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
Afternoon, I know I've read posts on here somewhere but cannot find them now.
What theoretical £ Value should be put on cattle manure spread on arable land?
Could be your own, straw for muck or bought in....
Say you got 500 x 200kg wheat straw bales turned into FYM then spread.
Hi all got 250 acre mixed farm with plenty of cattle which in turn means loads of fym currently growing grass for the horse market wheat , spring barley and maize ( may drop maize yet ) , thinking ahead the grass will help the soil structure and seems a shame to plough it up and it’s heavy clay...
We have a product here (one called Vario) that has the same make up as dicurane used to have.
I have some here for use but never managed to get any on.
When I used to use it in the uk, it was always in November (usually seemed to be during children in need week) and actually I can’t remember how...
God Boris, you're really losing the plot. Was that Dominic sneaking out the back in a burka? This must be his idea surely.
How have fishery protection vessels been 're-labelled gunboats? Not a good thing to prod French fishermen unnecessarily cos we know how they'll react then we'll have to...
Belt and braces,
1250g/ha Pendimethalin, 120g/ha Flufenacet and 30g/ha Diflufenican = £35/ha
Avadex granules = £40/ha
Not applying the Avadex is a big saving, what do others do in blackgrass fields?
Considering to grow spring barley this year again, and wondering if there’s more feed value of whole cropped it and clamped it? I would feed it to my finishing cattle with around 7kg of rolled barley, I’d add silage maize if required. Anyone else finishing cattle with grain and whole crop ?
We had a copy of 'The 'Farmer' through the post today
YFC is facing a£1m cash crisis.
When I look at the YFC clubs around HFDS I struggle to see a cash crisis . All the members seem to be dressed up in the latest 'country wear ' which wouldn't have been purchased in Primark (other...
This autumn and last year have well and truly shown the value of soil structure, and highlighted in particular where problems exist.
My farm is generally grade 3 heavy silty clay loam with flints, with a decent chunk at 55%- 60% forecast establishment rates, according to Soyl. It also has no...
repeated use of kerb and crawler conditions the soil to break it down quicker
is this a possible reason wheat rape rotation leads to more black grass
looking in to crawler use on winter linseed and came across this
We bought a used Kuhn 20m³ twin auger feeder this week, have no prior experience!
We are very short of silage and moderately short of straw, hence the decision. Up until now we've always fed ad-lib silage at the rail, hard grub on top for the store cattle.
We run 35 Organic suckler cows...
I have a problem Arla have rejected our milk on the grounds that it has a sweet fruity smell to it . our cell count is 160 and bactoscan is around 10 . the cows eat swift kale /rape hybrid about 2 paces each day and add lib big bales 1st and 2nd cut rye grass they have been having some baled...
Due to the last 12 months weather my already shattered rotation means I've followed sb with wheat ( didn't want to grow it ) anyway we sowed 3 days after finishing combining .
So we have a volunteer issue , is frost my friend ? doesn't appears to be any chems available that will kill the stuff.