1. Agriland RSS

    The threat of weeds now greater than at any time in human history

    Written by Agriland Team Using data from the world’s longest-running experiment – the Rothamsted Research Broadbalk wheat trial in Hertfordshire in the UK – the researchers found that, on plots where herbicides have never been used, yield losses to the threat of weeds have been consistently...
  2. N

    fodder beet for ewes and lambs

    Hi all. This may be a stupid question but if you don't ask.......! We have a small but expanding lleyn ewe flock. For several years we have bought in fodder beet to feed ad-lib to the ewes 4/5 weeks before lambing to coincide with max lamb growth. We have also grown stubble turnips of...
  3. D

    Roof Pitch

    What is the optimum roof angle for solar and do you need planning for the solar We are thinking of putting up a new building which is south facing with a clear vue
  4. J

    Spring drilling 2021

    Have I missed this thread or has no one started? Mucked 2 weeks ago. Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today. Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes: This is for spring barley. How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
  5. Agriland RSS

    Chemical fertilisers reduce the level of bacteria in soil

    Written by Agriland Team Chemical fertilisers reduce the number of nutrient solubilising bacteria associated with the roots of wheat, according to new research. A team headed up by scientists from Rothamsted Research has found that the addition of fertiliser decreased the proportion of...
  6. Headless chicken

    Cheapest way to mop up protein

    I’ve been a bit slow on reducing the protein in the cake and made a balls up because the silage is sky high in protein. Due a load of cake next week so that will help somewhat but we still need to mop up some protein to keep the cows happy. Milk is dropping like a stone currently and the cows...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Neutrino impresses in real farm situations

    Written by John Swire Neutrino, a maize variety from German breeder Saaten Union, has successfully come through its first year of commercial on-farm use according to Peter Brundle, National Energy Crop and seeds manager at Hutchinsons. “Last year we placed Neutrino with a small number of...
  8. L

    Overseeding land poached by sheep

    Just taken ewes off land they have been on since december and its like a mud bath was thinking of overseeding as i want early silage i know the yield will be low. would the new grass if it takes effect preservation of silage as my experience of new reseeds and silage is poor.I have no doubt...
  9. moretimeforgolf

    Anyone growing hybrid rye?

    I’m growing rye for the first time this year. I’ve got hybrid variety Serafino. It follows wheat, straw baled, stubble raked, drilled last week of September with JD750a. The issue I have is that it is thin in the swath rows. I take it that it doesn’t like the toxins from the wheat chaff. Has...
  10. S

    Old milking parlours for small herds

    Hello all, Is it wanting to know if anyone is still milking small herds or any size herds in older style parlours e.g. byres, step up parlours or abreast. It would be interesting to see some photos of them if possible also how long does it take you to milk the cows through it. Many thanks all.
  11. J

    Wanted: Out of parlour feeders

    Has anyone got any for sale? Ideally looking for half a dozen in cornwall but will go further abroad (over the tamar 😬🤢) if need be. Thanks
  12. Corteva Updates

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate The benefits of new generation dent type maize hybrids are being recognised in a specific Pioneer brand. Pioneer dent hybrids containing a high level of available starch and silage yield gain the new M3 branding. For farmers, these hybrids...
  13. Corteva Updates

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety With research showing every 1% reduction in faecal starch can produce an extra 0.35 litres milk/cow, finding a way to use maize starch more efficiently makes good business sense. Nearly all maize grown in the UK is the flint type...
  14. Corteva Updates

    Innovation key for future of UK agriculture, reflects Cortevaâs retiring UK & Ireland Country Leader

    Innovation key for future of UK agriculture, reflects Cortevaâs retiring UK & Ireland Country Leader The need for innovation will be key for the continued success of UK agriculture, Corteva Agriscience’s Adrian Gough has said ahead of his retirement in March. Corteva Agriscience announced in...
  15. Farmer Roy

    Tenant or landowner ?

    Hey As an Australian, it’s something that I’m not that familiar with & probably don’t have a good grasp on, but reading TFF it seems that a lot of farm businesses operate on leased / rented land ( owned by the Duke of Westminster, or the C of E or some other massive aristocratic landowner )...
  16. David.

    Spring linseed advice please.

    May end up with some this year, what variety stands/combines easily, etc? Imagine yield percentage is secondary to other factors perhaps, has linseed moved on any in 10yrs since I last had a fairly unsatisfying attempt at it?
  17. le bon paysan

    Nitrogen question

    Split dose 2/3 1/3 or all in 1. It's urea. 300 kgs/h.
  18. D

    Nitrogen on silage ground

    Is it to early? Looking to get 3 cuts and a hay as it’s coming out of a 5 year ley into wheat.
  19. CPM RSS

    Insiders View – Awesome Dawsum

    Written by cpm Download PDF Making all the right noises for recommendation this autumn, there’s a new hard feed wheat on the horizon that’s set to shake up the Group 4 market. CPM reviews KWS Dawsum. KWS has such a great history in breeding when it comes to wheats. By Charlotte Cunningham As...
  20. Agriland RSS

    New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

    Written by Agriland Team New Zealand milk output will fall by 10% by 2030 as the country’s dairy industry confronts the combined challenge of improving water quality and reducing its carbon footprint to a net zero level. These were two of the main points made by New Zealand dairy farmer and...