Hi Just seen a post of a diary farm spreading milk on their fields at 10litre to the acre. Never heard of this before. Has anyone used it and can explain when you would use it/ why? Thanks Esther
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I have a small 4 acre field that is going downhill fast. Moss is appearing, rushes are growing everywhere and the soil is literally oxidising. The ever helpful Damian McAllister from DLF seeds visited me last week to check my multi species reseed and we had a walk through this field to brainstorm h
Great chat last night about soil. We didn't record the session as we want folk to feel free to chat away but we did save the written chat which contains lots of links to resources. Video at the bottom is from Kevin O'Hanlon. 19:18:43 From Will Frazer to Everyone: We have a big issue with soi
Back in early November I was lucky enough to travel to the home of Princess Diana, Althorp House, to attend a workshop by the world famous agroecologist Nicole Masters. This guys sums it up way better than I ever could. Give his story a read. https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/farming-lif
Recently I attended a regenerative Ag course with Gabe Brown, author of ‘Dirt to Soil’ and his team from Understanding Ag. It was incredibly insightful, I learned so much, I thought I would share some things I was taught over a few posts. Would love to hear your thoughts and experience of this too.
We've grown some winter cereals for the first time this year. Costello winter wheat on our best draining land. We perhaps foolishly thought coming out of a 10 year grass ley and with plenty of organic manure to apply if we could get through to harvest and get the crop off that it would be a fairly r
We had a great little farm walk around Culmore Farm, Kilrea today with David Laughlin describing the ins and outs of his organic dairy farming journey over the past 25 years and Jerry and Beth from the Soil Association sharing the current opportunities in the organic market place. Whether you want
A lot of the discussion around soil health seems to revolve around various indices and indexes which while really important don't always tell the whole story. A lot can be determined from an old fashioned spade and a bit of digging. We regularly hear around here about heavy land, high organic matter
I suspect leather jacket but unsure of how many I should be finding to prove it's them. Water logging is bad but can't understand why in these patches unless it's just because their is no grass. But these dead patches are teeming with worms! I am finding the odd leather jacket too though. In this f
Hi All, Lots of advertising around supersoil going on at the moment. The principle sounds great around nitrogen fixing bacteria etc. I have asked for more detail/science behind what's in it but it's not been forth coming so far - which makes me wary. I know there are other nitrogen fixing bacteria
We had a visit today from a biodynamic farmer. Its something ive always toyed with, and we've frequently planted with the Lunar Calendar (although the weather and other external contexts frequently override that one) However, I've always struggled with preparations until today, possibly.... And the
Leatherjackets are the larvae of crane fly (commonly known as daddy-long-legs). They reach maturity in the spring, and feed on the roots and stems of grass or cereal plants and can cause significant loss of yield, seen in large bare patches. A group of four Fermanagh farmers have teamed up with Agr