1. D

    A Degree in Agriculture?

    What exactly do people gain from it? Farming is 90% hard graft and 20% inherited nowse innit? I “did” engineering and without that I’d be well n truly felled as an arable farmer, though my old man taught me more of that than uni. The agronomist specs the chemicals, I did PA1 and 2 and FACTS. I...
  2. S

    CR9070 Feeding

    We have long rye wrapping round the rotor, the augers that feed it in seem worn, has anyone ever changed those?
  3. Nukemall

    Chicken shortage

    Kfc and Nandos can't get enough chicken apparently, time they updated their menus with a bit of pork on there I think!
  4. W


    How are people getting on with zyatt since it was released? Protein? Yield (grain and straw), bushel? Fungicide spend?
  5. W

    Early Christmas for arable producers?

    So some very impressive yields and prices being bandied about on the Combinable price tracker thread. Is it premature to say it would appear 21/22 is set to be a brilliant year for UK cereal growers - asking for a friend...
  6. nick...

    Been in 11 days

    Growing some rape again this year after not bothering last year and 2 disastrous years prior to that.this is land that was not drilled last year due to the wet and ploughed in April,disced and left.variety is aurelia and drilled at 3.16 kg ha.pick with dog was yesterday at 10 days and other this...
  7. TheEarlOfMoray

    Lorry driver shortage

    How bad is it? I asked a rep to get my rape shifted asap this morning as need the space for barley but he said he would try his best but can’t promise anything due to the lorry driver shortage in the country. Personally think he’s at it but could be wrong.
  8. W

    Extase potential problems

    I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
  9. bobk

    5.5 million EU citizens claim ......

    Settled status in the UK , wonder how many UK expats applications have been approved in the EU . not many I suspect .
  10. Bald Rick

    Cloned Plate

    Just had a letter from the Avon & Somerset police requesting that I cough up the name and address of a driver involved in an RTA in somewhere called Hinton Saint George. Cited plate number is indeed ours. Unfortunately it belongs to a JD6215 that has never been further than Gwynedd. Surely...
  11. Kidds

    Roundup Ready Ryegrass The surprising bit is it is also Paraquat ready. Paraquat is banned now but having used it extensively when it wasn't I am surprised to see resistance...
  12. Wigeon

    When to spray off flat spring oats..

    I would be most grateful for a view on when to spray off this lot of elyann: Still green obviously, and primary tiller flag leaf still green. Not had them flat before, so bit of a salvage job. Primary tiller grains are just about there, secondary etc are milky. Many thanks!
  13. Farm Business RSS

    New awards to showcase best of arable and grassland sectors

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Agronomist & Arable Farmer and Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer, in association with BASIS, have established a prestigious new awards event – the National Arable and Grassland Awards. The awards will recognise the UK’s fantastic growers and...
  14. Hesstondriver

    What’s eating my clover ?

    Just wondering what’s eating my clover and Lucerne. I’m assuming flea beetles? (excuse the spaniel feet)
  15. Pushdyke

    Marconi Moisture Meter

    Marconi moisture meter in good working order c/w hand grinder and charts for wheat barley rape beans and peas. Original slide for wheat rye maze barley and oats. New modern batteries fitted
  16. dragonfly

    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest. I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn. Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
  17. T

    Weevil in over-yeared wheat

    Laziness on my part, I left a ton of last years wheat in the bottom of a 20 ton kongskilde wooden drying bin. Started wheat other day and filled up the bin and put the fan on and loads of beetles or weevils have come out of the perforated side, little brown devils no more than 2mm length...
  18. G

    Optimum to sow rape

    Is it to early to drill rape yet thinking go next week ?
  19. CPM RSS

    Potatoes – Experience is the mother of wisdom

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF It’s often said that learning is best when put into practice and much has been learnt about potato desiccation over the past year or so. CPM talks to a couple of potato specialists who pass on what they’ve learnt from their mistakes using PPOs...
  20. J

    Charlock in OSR

    Hello, I am growing OSR this year on some ground that has had problems with charlock in the past. Apart from growing a Clearfield variety I wondered whether any one had some tips on how to control it, such as a weed wiper. Thanks Jim