1. Oldmacdonald

    Cecil Rhodes statue.

    Should it remain at Oxford university? It apparently will due to high costs of removal :unsure: But what's your views. I'd suggest his only redeeming feature was to leave his wealth to the university and that in no way makes up for the rest of his views and actions.
  2. Boysground

    Sad Day

    I’ve driven a combine every harvest since I was 17, I’m 52 now and won’t be this year. With a dairy that takes up more of my time (and money) running my own combine is not really viable now. My last combine left this morning. It’s going to be a tough summer on a trailer but probably best in...
  3. P

    Axial Pro

    What rate to guarantee wild oat control in spring barley if crop is GS30. Given moisture will 0.6l/ha do or do you need 0.82l/ha (equivalent to old Axial at 0.45l/ha)?
  4. Ormond

    Twisted awns winter barley

    What would cause twisted awns in winter barley. Had axial pro 2 weeks ago before awns to clean up some chickweed a couple of weeks before that. Could it be lack of boron?
  5. Charles Quick

    Broadway Star Performance 2021

    Performance has been utterly pants on Sterile brome this year. Previous years it kills most of them, but always leaves a few stunted plants to return seed and continue the cycle. This year there are healthy plants all over the crop. Do I just put it down to the cold April allowing the brome to...
  6. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  7. W

    Could kick myself (moddus cock up)

    Had a really busy day today, and made my first ever spray cock up, Was putting some Magphos and amino on my wheat today, and after talking with agronomist a few weeks ago I said send out some teb for the gleam and a bit of moddus or equivalent for a couple of really forward fields. Anyway...
  8. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  9. Syngenta UK

    Early moves to target wild oats

    Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate. Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are...
  10. B


    Has anyone used the above, what did you think? Agronomist is telling me to try instead of Axial for ryegrass control in Wheat.. Thanks
  11. W


    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  12. nxy

    Shortening the travel of a hydraulic ram

    The header reverser on our Case combine is put into gear by a small hydraulic ram. Last season the ram split at one of the welds. We tried welding it and it worked but leaked a couple of litres of oil a day. Now looking into a proper repair. The price of this tiny ram from Case is mad, about...
  13. colhonk

    How to kill Rye grass

    Axial Pro does nothing. Would Pacifica Plus maybe do the job this spring?
  14. J

    Tractor Front Weight - Fertiliser Spreader

    Hi, I've ordered a Valtra G125 which has yet to arrive. I specified front linkage too. My question is what weight of weight block would be most likely to suit whilst spreading with an Amazone Zam Maxis with 2 x extensions to allow me to carry at least 3 bags of fertiliser safely and also on some...
  15. S

    Using Kontak spool valve as closed centre type.

    I wonder if it is possible to convert the standard 1/2" Kontak spool valves to closed centre for use with a load sensing piston pump? Also, my purpose will mean stringing alot of valve slices together, possibly as many as 18 in one block, is there a problem with having that many in one block? -...
  16. E

    New Holland round belt balers

    Hi All What sort of reputation do the mid 000 New Holland yellow livery round balers have? Are they reliable and easy to use? I currently have a JD 550. Anything to look out for? If they are set up for chopping can knives be easily removed for hay only? Thanks
  17. N

    Fendt transmission

    Hi often read about how fendt transmissions fail at 8000 hrs. That is not my experience. 716 19000 hrs 716 14000 hrs 716 10200 hrs 818 16500 hrs 818 16200 hrs. Just recently had transmission replaced 824 9800 hrs 926 14700 hrs 720 5500 hrs 720 3200 hrs 927 2000 hrs Over 110 000 hrs on...
  18. Syngenta UK

    Spot wild oats for spring action

    Identifying overwintered wild oat populations now, whilst crops are open and before spring flushes, will enable more effective spring control strategy decisions this season. Understanding your wild oat population now will allow better tailoring of herbicide rates and timing of treatments...
  19. M

    What’s the point in straw merchants?

    Discuss that? We are occasional straw sellers depending on price. If we can achieve £70/t and over we will bale and sell. If it’s less we chop it. Normally we’d sell to a merchant for ease. However this year we’ve sold direct to end users mainly because they are coming direct to us. They’ve...
  20. S

    Clive Bailye, a Peter Hepworth for the modern times! I was googling Dutzi, and ended up reading lot about Peter, naturally. And came across this, there are other links out there where he is villifying assurance and those who toady to it!