1. Farmer mk1

    Paper waste and sewage sludge

    Hi, Does anyone use the paper waste for field nutrients. We have some land and there isn’t any body to the land, it ploughs like dust and just levels it’s self easy so want to put something back in to get some body in the land and can get paper locally and sewage sludge locally aswell so...
  2. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-investment-fund Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  3. Interagro News

    Albatross - A NEW biostimulant to nurture and protect

    A NEW seaweed biostimulant to nurture and protect Albatross is a NEW and highly concentrated cold pressed extract of the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum that promotes healthier, higher yielding crops by increasing resource use efficiency and protection against stressful growing conditions...
  4. Jsmith2211

    Hybrid Rye

    Hello again. We are looking into doing hybrid rye this spring on some fairly light land (in places its heavy but overall its quite sandy). 30 acre rented block that my father is very keen on renting out to potatoes - which doesnt do the soil any good in my opinion. We like the look of rye...
  5. Sir loin

    Barley pea mix .

    Just thinking aloud for next spring cropping. A barley pea mix would need no nitrogen !!!. Would be high yielding and a high protein feed for the cattle. A win win there but there are downsides that I am well aware of: A) Rats will love it B) Could this be cut with a mower without...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Research reveals ‘significant’ insights into genetic makeup of wheat

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research scientists have recently made a series of unexpected discoveries within the wheat genome which, it says, should lead to new wheat varieties over the coming years. Looking at almost 1,300 of the ‘promoter’ regions that regulate the...
  7. Sir loin

    Panic buying straw.

    With the huge rises in fertilizer prices for Phosphate and Potash straw choppers on the back of combines next harvest will be surely a very common site what price will straw be next year and will there be any?
  8. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Building a road to hydrogen power

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland JCB is no lightweight in the off-road machinery sector, so when the company nails its colours firmly to the hydrogen power mast, then the rest of the industry will be taking note. In a world where the expectation is that electricity will be powering...
  9. Hereward

    Spring tine or power harrow, which is best in wet soil?

    As the the title to cultivate in broadcast seed which is best in wet soil, Power harrow or a spring tine?
  10. Agriland RSS

    Grouping cows is key to achieving good feed efficiency

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Having good feed efficiency is key to achieving profitable milk production during the winter period from autumn-calving cows. Winter milk production usually involves more concentrates being fed to cows. Concentrates are expensive so it is important...
  11. C

    Interest Rates Predicted To Rise Very Soon

    Interest rates are to rise they say to control inflation, but a load of rubbish how can a rate rise control price rises which are not in our control...ie Fuel, Food,Energy and even Boris wants wages to rise well nearly everything really...i just do not get it, all i see it doing is making folk...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  13. C

    Potato Prices.

    Now that the AHDB potato council has been kicked into touch, does the Forum have a place in providing a resource for price information?
  14. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  15. J

    uk going gm

    no thread on this? it could be the biggest elephant the eu could restrict all your ag exports let alone the carry on here in irl with the border
  16. N

    To cross of go pure?

    Hi everyone. We are new into dairy 18months to be precise farming in Africa. We started with a crossed herd bought from a commercial farm near us (Holstein x Ayrshire). They only cross their lower end of the herd. They have been pretty good we wanted to go the Ayrshire way but not much straws...
  17. G

    Wheat into orbit

    Up£3.75 today!!!
  18. D

    Current market for autumn bulling heifers

    Hi folks, just wondering what the market is currently like for autumn bulling heifers. Been told its pretty flat so considering selling my BFx bullers in the store market. Also been told there is a massive glut of in calf spring calving for sale, although I can’t imagine these would affect...
  19. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  20. B

    is it worth it

    spending 125/a on N fert for second wheat ?