1. Agriland RSS

    ProCam appoints new agronomist in East Sussex

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Jamie Swift has joined national agronomy and crop production business ProCam, expanding the team of agronomists based at ProCam Rutherfords at Lewes in East Sussex. Hailing from a livestock farm in Surrey, Swift’s hands-on experience on the family farm...
  2. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  3. D

    Critical Mass

    To paraphrase some recent posts on here: ‘The EA staff aren’t what they were. Can’t even hang a gate properly.’ ‘The vets aren’t what they were. I seem to know more than they do.’ ‘The Defra staff aren’t what they were. Just don’t understand the practicalities.’ ‘The Ag colleges aren’t what...
  4. B

    Muckspreading insanity

    Environment Agency seeks to uphold autumn muckspreading ban © Tim Scrivener The Environment Agency (EA) is showing no signs of softening its approach towards spreading farmyard manure and slurry in the autumn, despite pressure from MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee...
  5. bobk

    Red tractor statement on level playing field
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Farmers need the right skills and to be primed to manage the industry changes

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A failure to delay reacting to changes in the industry will just increase the pressure on UK farming businesses. Speaking at the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) National Farm Management Conference in London, AHDB chair Nicholas Saphir said...
  7. Dukes Fit

    Another (but different) Wellie thread

    So having decided I'm fed up of damp feet (actually now wet as my normal boots have got older) I thought I'd better buy new wellies. Looking on TFF there are many recommendations but not many comparisons. I've not had proper wellies for 10 years so as I do with most serious purchases I scoured...
  8. S J H

    Who's joining me?

    Just had the red tractor inspection, I sadly haven't passed so won't be able to sell stock at the premium. I failed on health plan, health and safety plan, haven't got a needle certificate and when the dog was wormed. The whole thing has become an utter joke. BVD testing is recommended now, so...
  9. Grass And Grain

    Meeting with AHDB about cereals assurance: What do you want us to say?

    On Friday 19th, a group of farmers from TFF are meeting AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds to discuss market access for our grain. If you want us to raise any issues, please let us know in this thread, so we can take those points to AHDB. We are of the opinion that our concerns have not been voiced by...
  10. DieselRob

    How to stop using insecticides?

    How did you do it? Is it an instant cold turkey approach and hope for the best? Those of you who tell us you haven’t used insecticide for years, when you took on new land, did you treat it any different? It’s a constant battle of wills with the agronomist here, he understands my strong desire...
  11. nivilla1982

    Poland-Belarus Border
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    Sudden Death of Sucklers in This Weather.

    Anyone else had a rough time of time of it? We had a dead cow on Wednesday morning and then two more side by side this morning, all in the same field. Its very mild to bring them in ,which brings its own problems. They look content enough and have plenty straw , molasses and mag buckets...
  13. Agriland RSS

    66% of most soils deficient in key nutrients – NRM

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland NRM has published its annual soil summary report for 2020-2021, with consolidated data from thousands of soil samples across the UK. Results show that two thirds of most soils are deficient in the key nutrients of phosphorus, potassium and magnesium...
  14. Agriland RSS

    New ADAMA regional agronomy manager for North East England

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Global crop protection company ADAMA has appointed Jodie Littleford as the company’s new regional agronomy manager for North East England. Jodie joins the company from ProCam, where she spent the last two years working as a trainee agronomist and trials...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson (July 2021)

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes

    Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes Mark is a farmer and agronomist from Withybrook in Warwickshire. After starting with ADAS in 1996 and working with NIABTAG, AICC and Agrii he was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to evaluate the role agronomists play in stewarding pesticide use. Think of...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Opportunities in the forward-thinking world of regenerative farming

    Opportunities in the forward-thinking world of regenerative farming. Written by Thomas Gent from @Gentle Farming The Gentle Farming system will produce the first carbon offset certificates in the Autumn. The buyers can see a portfolio of local farms or those that reflect their needs. Gentle...
  18. CPM RSS

    Bayer’s 2021-22 SpotCheck initiative opens

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative has opened for the 2021-22 growing season with a new, simplified sample pack request process. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Oilseed rape growers and agronomists can request a sample pack direct from Bayer’s website...
  19. MX7

    Have you learnt how to control slugs ?

    Some of you have been direct drilling /zero tilling for many years now. So how do you control slugs?
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    BASIS courses, (agronomist shortage!😂)

    I'm a mixed farmer based in Devon and thought I could add another string to my bow by doing a BASIS course however there are almost none available the database of training providers on the BASIS website is woefully out of date, no wonder theres a shortage of agronomists if most of them are...