1. andybk

    Thistlex , how soon is it rainfast ?

    Thistlex , how soon is it rainfast ? have a few nettle paddocks to do , bit expensive to throw around ,couldnt find it on my data sheet
  2. Agriland RSS

    Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

    Written by Richard Halleron Farmers in the UK are being asked to assist in a new study looking at the spread of rat’s-tail fescue, a grass weed that is already posing problems in France, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark. However, Rothamsted Research is confirming that the weed is now starting...
  3. Bogweevil


    Your chance to help DDers: Farmers are being asked to assist in a new study looking at the spread of rat’s tail fescue, a grass weed that is already posing problems in France, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark - and is now starting to take hold in England and Wales. Predominantly a threat in...
  4. CropTec

    Arable Weed Week is live!

    Arable Weed Week to shine a light on the future of sustainable weed management Through a series of live events, discussion and debate, Arable Weed Week will showcase the latest thinking and best practice on weed management in the context of the changing political and environmental agenda...
  5. J


    Yes it is that time of year again, when this beast of a weed appears above and below the crop! Rogueing is the worst job on the farm in my opinion so it would be useful to hear from some agronomists. We have very low levels on this farm but is it worth rogueing? To be sure of removing all the...
  6. CPM RSS

    Seed treatment – Bridge the hunger gap

    Written by cpm Making sure young seedlings aren’t limited by access to nutrients is one of the keys to good early crop development. CPM explores the role nutritional seed treatments can play. If it’s not measured, then it can’t be managed. By Rob Jones Crop nutrition is becoming an increasingly...
  7. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  8. Syngenta UK

    Ryegrass Issues Mapped Out

    Identifying the spread and the severity of ryegrass will help to prioritise agronomic decisions on affected fields, advocates Syngenta grass weed specialist, Georgina Wood. Those decisions could include alternative rotations, more competitive cropping choices and how to prioritise farm...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Farmer-led aphid monitoring could reduce pesticide use in tackling BYDV

    Written by William Kellett A new study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has concluded that a simple field-based monitoring system, run by farmers, could help reduce the use of insecticide spraying to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereal crops following the 2019 ban...
  10. teslacoils


    So, T2 has always been the big spend. Is this Revystar the complete dogs danglies? Because £45/ha gets me a lot of other chem.
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    New Analysis aims to Unlock Soil Health

    Written by Dan Robinson from Eurofins We have created new soil tests that will help farmers and agronomists understand their soil in a more detailed way than ever before. The tests have been launched in the UK and Ireland to provide chemical, physical, and biological insight, offering farmers...
  12. YELROM

    Leather jackets

    Is there anyway of controlling leather jackets other than cultivation We have a field of spring barley that has been destroyed by them. The only place there is a crop is where we did some drainage in winter and we power harrowed over the repaired drains and any dumper wheelings and the crop is...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Trials officer wins highly respected BASIS award

    Written by William Kellett Trials officer and trainee agronomist at Procam, Jodie Littleford, has been awarded the esteemed Barrie Orme Shield for excelling in the BASIS certificate in Crop Protection. Although a new entrant to the agricultural industry, Littleford secured a placement at...
  14. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  15. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – The rise of bromes

    Written by cpm Download PDF Could bromes be the next super weed? Results from a four-year AHDB project reveal that they certainly deserve careful management to avoid becoming increasingly problematic to control. CPM finds out more. Growers should be alert to the risk of rapid herbicide...
  16. J

    Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

    Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway! He said other clients have the same. Sprayed 10 days ago with 1.25 l Chlormequat 0.5 l Tubosan 0.1 l Moddus 0.4 l Starane 21g Ally Max Started spraying after 10 in the morning and...
  17. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  18. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  19. Chae1


    What are people's views/experiences of using biostimulants as a replacement for fungicides? Particularly Scyon. I questioned the inclusion of it from agronomist today and said it would replace ctl.
  20. CPM RSS

    Drones and crop monitors – Take me to the clouds above…

    Written by cpm Download PDF The rapid development of crop monitor and drone technology is helping farmers across the globe make better precision decisions. CPM takes a look at what’s new. It’s especially important in this current COVID world, where agronomists and farmers aren’t necessarily...