Cover crop recommendation


Mixed Farmer
Last year I put in mustard, oats and Phacelia after wb and direct drilled spring beans in. Topped half didn’t top the other half. Result of that is topping was a waste of time and money.


Mixed Farmer
I am putting in a mix of buckwheat, hairy vetch, forage radish and linseed, to be followed by spring oats. Hope the cover crop improves the effect of the oats as a 'break' crop.
Hope to justify cost by benefit to rotation etc.

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...