1. ridger

    Whats this crop?

    Just being nosy but my sister in France sent me this picture and I'm curious as to what's growing.
  2. Bigjon44

    Anyone bought fert

    As per the prices are out.anyone committed to buying any yet or is people holding back?
  3. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  4. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  5. D

    Lord King WTAF Nowt to do with me guv. Mervyn King was Governor of the BoE from 2003 to 2013 and presided over the start of the current mess. Him and his mates around the...
  6. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How are margins looking for harvests’ 22 and 23?

    We are fast approaching harvest 22 and looking now to harvest 23 for cropping decisions, but the cost and margin picture looks very different to this time last year. UK feed wheat new crop futures (Nov-22) closed yesterday at £340.10/t. This is almost double the price from this time last year...
  7. bobk

    Do I need an EORI number

    To ship goods from the EU to here (y)
  8. L

    Situation Vacant Shropshire job vacancy - skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator

    Looking for a skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator to join us full-time at Manor Farm, WV16 6AG 3 bedroom cottage available General crop husbandry on 850 acre mixed farm at 3 sites around Bridgnorth, half arable/half grass. Main duties include cultivation, mowing, operation of Househam...
  9. G

    Carbon credits.

    Has anyone traded any? I've just had a link to the 'ruumi' carbon program. They assess your carbon levels through soil testing, devise a plan to improve it then pay you over 5 years for trading you credits. They take a 20% cut for themselves.
  10. Col555

    GCSE biology

    I haven’t got the full story but apparently the in todays GCSE biology exam, one of the questions was based around something like explain why a plant based diet was better than meat based diet. Not sure if anyone has the full story or question and obviously there won’t be photos of the question...
  11. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...
  12. Karlis

    Struggling to successfully drill peas

    I am relying on peas to be important crop in our rotation moving towards the notill system. Beans have had good success when direct drilling with the disc drill, but it is riskier crop to grow in our region (might not rain in the summer and pests will destroy the crop) and the harvesting is...
  13. Farfrae

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    "The possibility of more rises in food prices is a "major, major worry" for the UK and other countries, the Bank of England governor has warned." Someone waking up at last?
  14. CPM RSS

    Bean crops under disease pressure, warns PGRO

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Growers are being warned that downy mildew is highly prevalent in bean crops this season, with the disease even hitting winter bean plants at levels that would warrant treatment, according to the PGRO. According to the PGRO, infection has been...
  15. Muddyroads

    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Hopefully this will copy across from this morning’s Sunday Times: I do tend to go through life with a general sense that everything will be all right in the end. Yes, we are told every 20 minutes that soon the Earth will be a superheated ruin that’s no longer capable of supporting even...
  16. T

    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I’ve got a problem with some spring barley drilled with a 750 into spring wheat stubble on March 30th. The barley has no go in it, it’s all got spindly leaves and no tillers and despite an 85% establishment it still hasn’t covered between the rows after emerging about a month ago. I’m not sure...
  17. Cowabunga

    The danger of centralised factory food

    Just look at the massive number of major retailers and products implicated in this one factory salmonella contamination. Just imagine how much worse a centralised artificial meat production facility, contaminated by something worse, like Botulism, could injure or kill thousands of people in a...
  18. E

    Situation Vacant Sprayer Operator Wanted

    A position has become available at JH Bacon Ltd in North East Lincolnshire for a sprayer operator. Cropping, 700ha wheat, 320ha spring barley, 220ha spring beans, 240ha spring linseed. Pesticide application only, with a fastrac 4220, 19 plate and Horsch Leeb 5LT, 36 metres. Other duties to...
  19. Barleymow

    We are only hobby farmers in the uk

    Son is doing the USA harvest this year ,he has been over there since mid March in South Dakota getting things ready .Yesterday he moved to a different place to help them sow corn ,its only 100000 acres and they have 14000 to sow in 14 days .This chap also has another 100000 acres in Montana
  20. boasley

    Webb blades / sweeps / tines

    Hello all, bit of a long shot but don't suppose anyone's got any worn down blades for a Webb hoe? I bought the hoe from a forum member, it's great, works so well on quinoa etc I want to try it on my spring beans. Only issue is the blades/ sweeps need to be about 4 inches wide for my beans...