Organic no till system ?

New Puritan

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I was reminded of this thread by something @Farmer Roy posted yesterday - he showed his contractor using a flail mower to get rid of rolly poly weed (is that what it was called?) between his wide rows of chickpeas. The contractor had removed some flails so-as to get between the rows but leave the crop alone.

Earlier in this thread there was discussion of doing something along those lines. It's got me wondering if I could adapt my flail mower to do this. It will depend on the spacing and width of the flails relative to the drill spacing of course. The roller on the back might have to either go altogether, or be replaced with a bar with some wheels on it at the correct spacing. Hmm.

It also ties in with one or two articles in the latest Direct Driller magazine in respect of getting a permanent understory of clover going and drilling into it.
 

bushpig27

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I was reminded of this thread by something @Farmer Roy posted yesterday - he showed his contractor using a flail mower to get rid of rolly poly weed (is that what it was called?) between his wide rows of chickpeas. The contractor had removed some flails so-as to get between the rows but leave the crop alone.

Earlier in this thread there was discussion of doing something along those lines. It's got me wondering if I could adapt my flail mower to do this. It will depend on the spacing and width of the flails relative to the drill spacing of course. The roller on the back might have to either go altogether, or be replaced with a bar with some wheels on it at the correct spacing. Hmm.

It also ties in with one or two articles in the latest Direct Driller magazine in respect of getting a permanent understory of clover going and drilling into it.
Morning New Puritan.
I know you mention you're looking to adapt your flail for doing this.
would you be open to purchasing a new flail to adapt? so you an ensure you get the right size for the job
Razorback are offering a range of different flail size.
 

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...
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