1. 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.
  2. 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.?
  3. MX7

    DEFRA liaising with TFF.

    Surely if DEFRA are liasing with TFF in any way it must be a good thing. Up until now the only organisation representing British agriculture at Government level has been the NFU. If TFF can become an organisation representing British agriculture at government level that will be great.(y)(y)
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. Agriland RSS

    How does climate uncertainty impact crop yield?

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland As harvest approaches, farmers and agronomists eagerly assess their crops to try and anticipate how crops will yield. Yield estimates are important to inform forward selling of grain, plan storage, and update budgets. According to Nicola Cannon...
  7. D

    RT Coping Strategies

    I have decided to delegate it to the Mrs. so that I can get on with stuff that really is urgent. It feels like weight lifted and she has time and aptitude for it. Is it getting to the point where it would be more cost effective to pay a clerk to deal with it than have to Wade through it...
  8. Cab-over Pete

    How Much Ground Do Agronomists Cover?

    Aye up, Just wondering after 2-3 similar conversations with customers over the last couple of weeks. One of them has an agronomist that looks after around 6000 acres and told him there is no way anybody could look after more and do it properly, but another says his agronomist looks after...
  9. D

    Jobs allied to farming

    Hello, I posted on here before asking about drystone walling as a potential profession to go alongside farming, and I got some really informative responses. Would anyone be able to give me some more advice on other jobs that are related/allied to farming that would be interesting and would...
  10. CPM RSS

    Alternaria monitoring indicates application timing

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Results of last season’s Syngenta alternaria monitoring in potato crops has further reinforced the pattern of earliest infection from A. alternata, with A. solani typically coming into crops later in the season. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The...
  11. Arable Scotland

    Arable Scotland: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops

    Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops 29th June 4 -5 pm Led by: Tracy Valentine (James Hutton Institute). Join us for a virtual Arable Conversation 4-5pm with Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons)...
  12. M

    Grain sales

    Is there a market to sell non assured grain/rape and the like ? TIA.
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...