1. 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.?
  2. 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 .
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  6. 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...
  7. Hesstondriver

    What’s eating my clover ?

    Just wondering what’s eating my clover and Lucerne. I’m assuming flea beetles? (excuse the spaniel feet)
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. G

    Optimum to sow rape

    Is it to early to drill rape yet thinking go next week ?
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. Kernowkid

    Min till forage rape/stubble turnips

    Looking to put some rape/stubble turnips in on spring barley stubble. Usually plough and drill conventionally for sheep. But looking to keep the soil structure firmer and try and out winter some suckler cows. What’s everyone doing to drill theirs? To tight to get DD in so was thinking a one pass...
  15. Clive

    DEFRA SFI Question time with Janet Hughes - 11th August, submit your questions please

    DEFRA has once more invited the members of TFF to put their questions regarding the ELMS scheme forward and take them to an exclusive interview withJanet Hughes, who is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP). The Q&A will take place on the 11th August and...
  16. T

    Price predictions for the next 12 months

    Where do people see the farm gate prices going from here now . Personally i think as a whole yields will be down across the board on most crops and of course there are lots of weather events that have / are effecting the big producing nations . When the dust settles my prediction is Top...
  17. D

    Workers wanting more than Managers

    Talking to a farm manager on large veg operation. Casual workers now wanting more than his wage. Good growing season but my veg is selling well, so perhaps true. How do they pick strawberries for 40p per punnet, which is what I paid yesterday.
  18. nick...


    Heard couple days ago it’s going to be very very short in august and probably non existent in sept so anyone wanting some get it ordered. nick…
  19. B


    A quick question, when spraying grassland for animal grazing. Do I need an argronomist report or not as long as i follow the regs and application rate on the side of the box.
  20. Greythundercloudys

    Climate change is here.

    Maybe it is, up here it either rains every day for weeks, then it dry for weeks, nothing in between. And you get more frost in march than Dec or January, also nearly every May for the last 5 years has been done dry, this may was wetter but been very dry june+July.