1. Agriland RSS

    Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) senior agriculture advisor Robin Bolton has confirmed that the first of this season’s winter barley crops have now been cut in Northern Ireland. “It’s too early to talk about yields. But dry...
  2. RAF

    Hot barley

    Long story cut 80 ton barley 13% . But full of self set triticale from previous crop . This was green . Anyway cut it now in shed ands it’s red hot to the point u can’t put your hand in it . So have spreed it around another shed a foot deep. Still hot . No drying facilities . Question is will...
  3. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  4. Jsmith2211

    Combine barley separation TX34

    Hello all We just had a go at the barley today with our new to us TX34. She handled a crop of weedy beans last year but thats all we've run through her. did a small bit and stopped as most of the barley stayed on the ear, and what went in the tank still had a lot of the beards in with it. Drum...
  5. Bigjon44

    After spring barley

    What's best to grow after a spring barley?wheats not ideal I don't think
  6. Zippy768

    The "I've not started yet" thread

    Thought I'd start one to make myself feel better. Was on grass most of last week, was telling myself that the wheat volunteers would had made the moisture in the WB too high anyway🤥. Plenty of rain over weekend and looks a showery week 🙄
  7. MX7

    Rotary combine vs hy brid performance in Winter/Spring Barley?

    Is the performance of Rotary Combines, egCase Axial Flow better than Hy brid combines eg Claas Lexion APS Hybrid System? Another words do Rotaries have less sieve /rotary losses when dealing with Barley , Oats etc that create a lot of straw for the separation system to deal with.?
  8. M

    Stubble Turnip DD Seed Rate

    Don’t normally get them in this early after winter barley and will be using a Weaving direct drill for first time. Was thinking seed rate 1.25 kg per acre, thoughts please ??
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Supply picture still uncertain despite global harvests advancing

    Global grain harvests are slowly gaining momentum and starting to realise the 2021/22 crops. But, there’s still little clarity on total global supplies for this season. Harvests are behind usual in top European exporters, due to wet weather and quality is looking variable. With the issues in...
  11. G

    Establishing AB15, AB1

    Got AB15 legume fallow to establish, includes timothy in the seed mix (so can't use a graminicide). Going in after winter barley. Will the barley volunteers smother the AB15? So do I need a stale seedbed, any experience anyone? Kit available. Simba discs, power harrow combi drill, rollers...
  12. T C

    Revystar Experience

    We have used Revystar on Spring Barley at "paint brush" for ramularia and it is disappointing. We used Adexar type (old stock) as a T2 on wheat and I thought we had too much septoria. My independent agronomist brought some plants from a neighbour who had used Revystar (same variety) and it was...
  13. Daniel

    Arable farmers, is it essential that……

    When you get your Lexion out of the shed you have to state something portentous on Twitter such as: ‘Winter barley is a go’ A go? What is this mangling of the language? The correct phrase surely, is something like ‘harvest has commenced’ Alternatively: ‘The barley isn’t quite fit but we’re...
  14. DrDunc

    McHale or Kuhn Fixed or Variable?

    Which baler to replace a variable chamber Krone? McHale roller makes best shaped bales of grass, Kuhn belt best for swallowing dry stuff (and presumably straw), but bales of second cut sag before wrapping (or I didn't set the density correct on the demo). What are the McHale V6 like for making...
  15. Chris F

    The Pingdemic

    The said on news this morning that 1 in 50 people in the U.K. have now been pinged. But is this just a town problem? (Or just a hangover from football matches) My daughter how is a student at Loughborough is the only person I know. How many farmers have been pinged? Not hearing any problems...
  16. F

    Long crop divider to fit JD with 800 series header

    Or one that could easily be adapted to fit. Pref E anglia E mids. Standard short ones are a PITA in falling over barley crops.......
  17. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  18. Green oak

    Hail storms

    some white oar fields in north Essex now. Hope there’s some more lucky farmers who have got away from the dredded hail.
  19. S

    Part field of hay up in smoke

    Yesterday at about 18.30 a part field of hay went on fire the rest was saved by locals The fire was not caused by vandals but a whirlwind taking up hay and hitting overhead power cables
  20. Kevtherev

    Strange goings on

    Came home tonight and Mrs Rev said there’s something wrong with the lawnmower. Ok what like as we have had an issue with water in the petrol. No not that it’s revving like a motorbike! Ok so I have a look start it up it’s screaming it’s head off like a motocross bike. Unbelievably a snail had...