Following an increase to their arable acreage, Yorkshire farmers John and David Thompson decided it was time to modernise their aged grain-drying set-up. CPM finds out how they got on.
With some cover crops costing up to £200/ha, are they worth the investment? Richard Allison looks at the arguments for growing them on farm.
Following an increase to their arable acreage, Yorkshire farmers John and David Thompson decided it was time to modernise their aged grain drying set-up.
Black-grass has been an issue for E.J. Morris and Son, of Royston, Herts, for a number of years, and Sam Morris suggests he now 'farms to control black-grass rather than to achieve the highest yields'.
Opting to overseed some pastures, rather than carry out a full reseed could be the answer for livestock farmers wanting to minimise costs but not lose out on the production of the cheap energy source that is grass.
Looking to get rape crops off to a better start, one Suffolk farmer has improved seed placement with coulters.
Mounting grassweed and slug problems have prompted a Scottish Borders farmer to adapt his farm buggy to apply Avadex and slug pellets in almost any conditions.
OPICO is pleased to announce the appointment of Venture Farm Machinery (VFM) as a new dealer for the OPICO, HE-VA, SKY, Strautmann and Maschio ranges of machinery.
OPICO’s Mounted Micro-Pro Avadex applicator has been updated for the 2016 season.
Applying slurry to grassland using splash-plates may be a relatively cheap and quick method, but there is a higher nutrient loss through evaporation and greater risk of run-off compared to the more accurate injection systems.
Visitors to Scotgrass [on 18 May 2016] will be able to see the first working demonstration of the HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator, launched last year at the Royal Welsh Show by OPICO.
OPICO has appointed Chris Clark as new Maschio Gaspardo Service Manager.
Blackgrass control isn’t all about chemicals and crop rotations.
Success via differentiation: Q&A with importer OPICO
OPICO has appointed Stewart Whitworth to join the Parts Department