The positive thread

Clive

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Arable Farmer
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Lichfield
Is that lines of fruit trees a combine width apart, and is there a market for the apples?

a simplified view of it there really, I learnt today it can take many forms or have various output streams or sometimes just advantages to stock or crop

Currently very little understanding by most of us of what it is or can do for us potentially

really interestIng
 

Hilly

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My pigs cheer me up , they are so funny at times 😂
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Clive

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Wait until the roots get in your drains . Then you won’t be so keen
this is “ the positive thread”. didn’t think it world take long to turn negative

maybe you should invest time in learning (or maybe I should start a separate thread ? roots are pruned each year by a knife like subsoiler blade so go down not out) so you plan layout to suit drains. tree roots also don’t go into running drains, only broken ones (backed by proper research i was told when this very question was asked yesterday )

Farm i visited was below sea level so I guess his drains are pretty good and rather important to him - still working fine 13 years in
 
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silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
this is “ the positive thread”. didn’t think it world take long to turn negative

maybe you should invest time in learning (or maybei should start a separate thread ? roots are pruned each year by a knife like subsoiler blade so go down not out) so you plan layout to suit drains. tree roots also don’t go into running drains, only broken ones (backed by research )

Farm i visited was below sea level so I guess his drains are pretty good and rather important to him - still working fine 13 years in
obviously not done much draining in your lifetime then
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
obviously not done much draining in your lifetime then
ive done plenty thanks

maybe you should go visit a agroforestry farm and ask your questions / see what actually happens in practice vs making totally uninformed assumptions

as I say this is the POSITIVE thread
 
this is “ the positive thread”. didn’t think it world take long to turn negative

maybe you should invest time in learning (or maybe I should start a separate thread ? roots are pruned each year by a knife like subsoiler blade so go down not out) so you plan layout to suit drains. tree roots also don’t go into running drains, only broken ones (backed by proper research i was told when this very question was asked yesterday )

Farm i visited was below sea level so I guess his drains are pretty good and rather important to him - still working fine 13 years in
I remember in Australia, they told me when they reclaimed Mallee scrub in WA, they pulled a blade plough through the field after pulling up the scrub with a ship anchor chain between two dozers (basically a knife that cut the roots at a foot down) so a similar idea I think
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
I remember in Australia, they told me when they reclaimed Mallee scrub in WA, they pulled a blade plough through the field after pulling up the scrub with a ship anchor chain between two dozers (basically a knife that cut the roots at a foot down) so a similar idea I think

That doesn’t sound like the magical ‘no-til’ to me.;)
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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