1. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  2. 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.
  3. CPM RSS

    Potatoes – Alternaria – another evolving threat?

    Written by cpm Early blight has become a more significant disease in some varieties in recent years. New research in Europe warns that it’s also a disease that is evolving into something that’s more aggressive and harder to control. CPM finds out more. Crop health is a factor in early blight...
  4. CPM RSS

    Crop Doctor – Disease slows in dry April

    Written by cpm The cool, dry April has slowed crop growth, disease development and T1 fungicide applications. CPM joins the Crop Doctors as they get back out into the field to see how different varieties have fared at Cawood, Long Sutton, Callow and Great Tew. There’s a lot of leaf death and...
  5. JCfarmer

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. CPM RSS

    RAGT and Bayer announce joint venture to develop hybrid wheat

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham RAGT and Bayer have announced an exclusive collaboration to jointly develop hybrid wheat varieties. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The new partnership aims to provide farmers with novel high-potential wheat varieties, enhancing sustainable agricultural practices...
  8. CPM RSS

    Crop Doctor – Shift in the fungal fight

    Written by cpm Download PDF As crops put on spring growth, many will have their first fungicide at the T1 timing. CPM joins the Crop Doctors on a virtual tour as they consider the implications. You need nerves of steel to the point of foolishness not to treat. By Tom Allen-Stevens Every year...
  9. Laggard

    Planet Spring barley fungicide

    Have used 0.5l/ha Jaunt (Fluoxastrobin(75g/l) Prothioconazole(150g/l) Trifloxystrobin(75g/l)) the last couple of years with good results( have both been very dry springs with low levels of disease). With the loss of CTL what are people using this year?
  10. Precision AG RSS

    The First AI Virtual Assistant for Sustainable Farming

    Written by Matt Hopkins Bayer Crop Science and Biome Makers team up to validate an automatized recommendation engine using soil microbiome and environmental data. The post The First AI Virtual Assistant for Sustainable Farming appeared first on PrecisionAg. Continue reading on the Precision...
  11. 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
  12. Flat 10

    Mixing anything with spring Grassweed herbs in wheat

    I know we were always told not to mix CTL and PGRs with Atlantis etc and I have always followed this (don't need a PGR after anyway!) with the exception of trace elements but there's a windy week in prospect and late drilled ww has some YR so dare I add a splash of teb with the horus? Thanks
  13. 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...
  14. Bogweevil

    Weeds are winning

    Weeds are wining according to Rothamsted Research: Weeds represent a significant threat to crop yields and global food security. We analysed data on weed competition from the world's longest running agricultural experiment to ask whether potential yield losses from weeds have increased in...
  15. Haggis

    Mapping/Precision farming software

    I am currently using Gatekeeper for crop recording and mapping/precision farming. There seems to be a reasonable choice for the crop recording alternatives, however options for the mapping and precision farming side of things seem more limited. What are other people using to do mapping and...
  16. Badshot

    Is proper coal tar creosote getting banned again?

    Last time I was told this it was sales to jo bloggs stopping. Just been told its stopping at the end of March for everything???
  17. czechmate


    I have a small patch of oats which due to low rate liberator have no weeds👍, except cleavers. I don’t have a starane type product but I do still have a lot of MCPA and 24d which I mix for grass fields. Would on of those or a mix kill cleavers? The labels only talk about perennial weeds🤷‍♂️ tia
  18. principal skinner

    Andrew Blenkiron

    As per poll. He wants to insult us, then let’s take the fight right back to the board and show them we are not naive, miss understood or back stabbers but we will stand up and be counted when needed.
  19. F

    Does Farming On Line Still Exist?

    Many years ago in the mists of time I signed up to Farming On Line, originally called FOL I think. Before Gmail and other such bits of better tech they were ahead of the game and for years I have had an email address that I had used for BCMS and other business emails which prevented loads of...
  20. B

    Pre emergence sprays For potatoes

    What do people recommend on early potatoes