1. 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...
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    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...
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    New research to look at spring herbicide strategies

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine New research by NIAB is set to help growers and agronomists make more effective decisions on spring grassweed herbicide application timing and treatments. The trials, in partnership with Syngenta, will assess the competitiveness and risk of seed...
  4. 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.
  5. Agriland RSS

    Undersowing maize – is it an option this year?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland According to grass seed breeder Barenbrug UK, some growers may be keen to keep valuable nitrates in the soil this year by undersowing maize with a grass or legume-rich cover crop. However, the company’s team of agronomists is pointing out that caution...
  6. Flat 10

    Who thinks the AHDB is well run and provides value to their business?

    As above. Interested to see the answer to the above simple question. I think the current consultation is merely tinkering at the edges. I can only speak for cereal farmers but interested in responses from all farmers to get a sense of feeling as it seemed other sectors were disappointed with the...
  7. Agriland RSS

    In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The in-field sap testing of high value crops, such as potatoes and beet, is now being recommended by agronomists as a means of ensuring that best use is made of all applied nutrients throughout the growing season. Simon Fox, from Emerald Research Ltd...
  8. W

    T1 winter wheat

    What are people using and when are you starting
  9. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.
  10. CPM RSS

    Research Briefing – Partners in success

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF The latest trials by Nufarm have shown that the scope of weed control by its sulfonylurea herbicide, Paramount Max, can be extended to ‘off-label’ species when paired with partner products – helping growers to tackle some of the...
  11. Nigel Wellings

    Hail Insurance on Rape- Worth Doing Or Not?

    With harvest values presently being enough to see outputs of over £1000/acre for OSR I have noticed we are starting to get a number of enquiries from growers about the cost of Insuring against hail. I think there were a number of losses last year in the Cambs/Essex area that may have made people...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    KisanHub crop monitoring extends into stores

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Leading agri-food software developer KisanHub has launched a digital Store Monitoring tool to complement its extensive range of tools for collecting supply chain data. This Store Monitoring tool is the first in-app tool dedicated to monitoring crops...
  13. K

    Small arable farm with Phosphorus deficiency Advice

    Been to see a small arable farm (38.88ha cropable) in Dorset, the land has been farmed by a Tennant diary farmer who's been using the land for whole crop possibly back to back. The Winter wheat they have planted is showing signs of what look like Phosphorus deficiency, Would this be a long term...
  14. D

    Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

    With input price inflation high, is anybody considering suspending production for a year?
  15. CPM RSS

    Sencrop partnership enables bespoke disease forecasting

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Sencrop has joined forces with the Information System for Integrated Plant production (ISIP) to provide bespoke disease forecasting for farmers based on pooled and individual data. Taking into account local temperature, humidity and...
  16. D

    Spray Water Volumes

    Probably been discussed a million times but reviewing again to reduce overheads. If I go down to 155 litres per ha instead of 200 I only need to visit each block of land once with my 2000 litre tank which is a big saving in time and clat factor. Is 155 litres per ha adequate for fungicides etc...
  17. CPM RSS

    Weed control – Crops have competitive edge

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF As a relatively dry and kind winter morphs into spring, CPM asks agronomists from across the UK how weed control is likely to differ this season. We’re seeing hedge-to-hedge cropping compared with last year, when crop cover was quite sporadic. By...
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    Septoria – ‘Soft’ guys prevail

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The reporting of fungicide sensitivity data can be alarming, but all may not be as it first seems. CPM digs deep into the results of Bayer monitoring data. The EC50 value only measures a change in fungicide sensitivity, but it’s not a measure of...
  19. W

    Martin Grantley Smith “moved on” / “retired”

    Moderators note: Original Title- “Martin Grantley Smith sacked” which was corected in posts 3 and 10. from the AHDB. He’s been caught colluding behind the scenes with the NFU, RT and AIC. Emails obtained via FOI show this collusion against U.K. farmers.
  20. V

    Begging bowls again…

    Reading a thread about high fert prices and some farmers are asking for the government to step in and subsidies the price. Then another thread suggesting the government should help subsidies fuel prices. Farmers must get more government hand outs then a black single mother in a council flat with...