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  1. D

    Winter barely (funky)

    Hi guys I put a crop of winter barely in last year name was funky I don’t spray it with anything I have a lot of weeds and grass though it and I plain in putting it back in this year is there anything I can use like a per-merger spray and if so which spray works best Field info 10 years in lay...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year. He told Agriland: “In the case of the farmers that I am working with, the figure the region of 10%. Most of the...
  3. Phil P

    Spraying milk on crops

    Just been reading the post on Twitter from chap whom sprayed milk on some pasture to give it a boost and promote soil bacteria. Think the rate was 10L/ha (100L/ha water rate). Pictures look good compared to the next pasture that didn’t get sprayed. Has anyone tried this on arable crops? Maybe a...
  4. PSQ

    Univoq / Iconiq drip stop issues?

    Anyone having issues with drip stop valve rubbers failing when spraying Corteva’s Univoq, Iconiq or similar? Seems to a bit of an issue among sprayer drivers having widespread DSV failure on FB.
  5. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...
  6. H

    Whole crop Rye

    Anyone fed wholecrop Rye to cattle. What are the feed values ? Tia
  7. CPM RSS

    Fit for the Future – Variety is the spice of life

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Taking a longer-term view of farm businesses is fundamental for ensuring both longevity and sustainability. CPM explores the role forward-thinking rotations have to play. Farming in general has become a lot riskier. By Charlotte...
  8. News

    Rapid disease testing saves farmer £1,600 on Septoria treatment.

    Spring Septoria pressures in wheat are reported to be high to medium across much of the UK thanks to proven rapid disease testing that’s helping agronomists and farmers to manage disease risk with accurate data at their disposal. And one farmer has saved £1,600 on Septoria fungicides from a £70...
  9. CPM RSS

    Pushing performance – A crusade for control

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Controlling evolving, aggressive blight populations in a wetter, warmer region has long been a challenge for potato growers in Pembrokeshire. CPM finds out how agronomists and farmers are tackling the challenge head-on by using...
  10. Barleymow

    We are only hobby farmers in the uk

    Son is doing the USA harvest this year ,he has been over there since mid March in South Dakota getting things ready .Yesterday he moved to a different place to help them sow corn ,its only 100000 acres and they have 14000 to sow in 14 days .This chap also has another 100000 acres in Montana
  11. Hereford21

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    Last year we harvested spring barley in a 20 acre field then moved straight to winter barley in the same field. After the winter barley harvest this year we want to rotate the barley to a different silage field and grow grass on it again, but my dad mentioned growing forage rape on this field...
  12. M

    Mag on flag leaf

    Over the past decade I’ve always used magsulphate on the flagleaf for greening.(High locked up Mg soils here) Agronomist wanting to change to Magnite (Mg with a bit of N) this year What’s everyone’s thoughts ? Do you use Mg on flag leaf? Cheers
  13. casemx 270

    Micro nutrients

    Working on the basis that a healthy crop is the best way forward I hear of people using mirco nutrients on their crops thinking mainly of wheat and osr what products do you use and can you actually see a difference between treated and non treated to justify the application ? Currently we do use...
  14. eagleye

    problem with Bateman RB25

    I have only been using the sprayer for a couple of months but today it seems to have the application rate fluctuating wildly and wont stay on the target rate for more than a few seconds. Anybody any ideas where to start?
  15. An Gof

    WW T2

    Flag leaf fully emerged on the KWS Extase so the T2 has gone on today. Applying 1.25L/Ha Revystar + 5Kg EpsoTop.
  16. A

    Brasica weeds

    Hello I'm a farmer from Eastern Europe. I have big problems with brasica weeds in osr. What herbicide programme or actives do you use use for this weeds?
  17. Danllan

    What - other than glypho' - will kill hogweed?

    Anyone got suggestions to kill off hogweed, other than glyphosate? Tried a number of things and the stuff has survived, so need some advice as to what else will work, cocktails or straight. TIA
  18. D

    Liberator on emerging spring barley

    We have some barley just emerging and I wanted to pre em it but didn't get to it for many reasons. Will it do a lot of damage 0.3l/ha Thanks
  19. T

    Meadow Brome

    We have a problem on one area of land where meadow Brome is proving difficult to control. All chemical control in wheat, autumn and spring applied has been poor (not tried Avadex). This year oil seed rape is growing and things looked good through the winter following two graminicides and Kerb...
  20. Bigjon44

    Groundsel in wheat

    Got a smattering of quite tall groundsel in a field of wheat.is it worth doing anything or will anything do anything at this stage to take it out or not too worry about it
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