1. Clive

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
  2. S

    Trace elements/snake oil/biologics/N Inhibitors etc etc

    It's that time of year again, soon be time to start splashing about miniscule amounts of trace elements in the hope of hitting top yields. Over the last few years I've moved to using Combitop (Mn,S,Mg,Zn) on all the cereals, usually using 5kg/Ha in each pass which costs about £10-£13/ha...
  3. J

    Alternative biological disease control

    Hello, I am new here so apologies if this has already been asked. A friend of mine gave me his copy of Direct Driller magazine. I must say, I was impressed with the content! Which also led me to create this account. An article that struck me the most was a bio on Tim Parton (not sure if he is...
  4. jackrussell101

    Weeds in first winter wheat

    Unfortunately we never got round to spraying a pre emergence, as it was too wet and we are new to growing wheat so just need some advice. Will the level of weeds pictured here adversely affect the crop? Do you think the yield potential has been compromised because of them? Should we do anything...
  5. Flintstone

    Hey, it’s early January and it’s -5 degrees tonight, isn’t it about time for people to...

    ....get some early N on their backward crops. :ROFLMAO:
  6. Greythundercloudys

    Are le chameau worth it.?

    Got a chance of a pair, zip up, blue inside, guy got wrong size for some strange reason, to small for him anyway l like zip up wellington but he's still wanting a good bit for them, are they the best you can buy?.
  7. Bogweevil

    Beet growers have a neonic seed treatment for 2021

    Statement on the decision to issue – with strict conditions – emergency authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed in 2021 Published 8 January 2021 Contents The process for assessment and decision-making The requirements for emergency authorisation The...
  8. martian

    New Year, new agronomist?

    Reading various posts on TFF, you get the impression that a lot of farmers are a bit frightened of their agronomists, or/and they don't like the advice they give, not least because many advisors seem to have convinced themselves that no-till won't work on your farm, or could it be that they...
  9. Formatted

    Eustice announces consutlation on gene editing

    At OFC this morning
  10. S

    Front fert hoppers

    For the last 10 or so years, we've used an Andrew Guest Accord hopper to place DAP on our potato planter, reasonably successfully. It's not without flaws though, there is a limit to how fast we can plant, and how much fert we can meter out without the thing jamming/wheel skipping/backpressure...
  11. S

    Horsch Focus TD

    Did anyone on here start running one of these? Looks like a good fit for our system of lots of root crops, some ploughing in the rotation, wanting to get cover crops drilled early, and a chance of doing some DD as well.
  12. CPM RSS

    Septoria management – Behind the lines of resistance

    Written by cpm Download PDF For years, growers have been on the backfoot with septoria control, fighting a pathogen that’s grown in strength as its population has evolved. CPM gathers the intelligence to give growers a credible advantage against their foe. Septoria is a pathogen that will...
  13. jimcooke770

    Agrii and DD\CC

    We have been moving gradually to reduced/no till but reading the article on page 91 of Direct Driller Issue 12 , and after watching the excellent Agrii Stow Longa Results Webinar I'm wondering if we're barking up the wrong tree . 6 years of trials have shown "the metal treatments show an...