Grain maize stubble


What would you do with grain maize stubble going into spring wheat/barley?
the combining has left all of the plant material spread out evenly but it’s to wet to disc in. I think we could probably plough but don’t really want to. I could spin on a cover crop mixture either with a fert spreader or stocks pelleter but is it to late for it to do anything between now and March? Or I could probably get a disc drill to slot a cover crop in.

will l

Beauce france
Leave it, the combine wheelings have probaly smeared the soil if it was at all wet, let the maize debris degrade over winter, cultivate and drill when dry in the spring.

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...