Struggling for grass this spring and cows will be in for another 2-3 weeks unless there is a serious shift in growth. Ideally the bulls would be put out to work around the 25th of this month which is usually after turnout.
Is there any issues with putting bulls to work inside at this time of...
Written by William Kellett
HSE has issued an emergency authorisation (EA) for the use of InSyst (acetamiprid) on sugar beet.
It permits one application of Certis’ insecticide InSyst to control peach–potato aphid (Myzus persicae) to prevent virus yellows infection in sugar beet this year.
Written by William Kellett
Oilseed rape growers have been dealt a blow, following clarification from the CRD (Chemicals Regulation Division) that ADAMA’s carbetamide-based grass weed herbicide, Crawler, will not be available for use beyond November 2022.
Crawler (600g/kg carbetamide) has been...
Can't find info I need anywhere. Do we still need to send in a sketch map where a single parcel has 2 crops side by side? (Not a CS/HLS issue, just normal crops). e.g. 12 ha field, 5 ha wheat, 7 ha beet.
Apart from the obvious, just being very large, triplets etc
Anything anyone has noticed that may contribute towards a ewe becoming more prone to having an internal rupture?
I had one last year, but this year I have had four, all in very large ewes, carrying triplets and one with a twin. Set...
Have just come across one of these construction spec with Perkins engine, relatively fresh.
Seeing as its almost weighing in at 9t and has stabilisers, would it be too big and cumbersome for general yard work, bit of bale chasing etc? Wouldnt need to do any road work. Extra reach would often be...
RJ & AE GODFREY
Full time skilled Arable Operator
To join our small team on a
1,400-acre farm on Holbeach Marsh, South Lincs.
Growing Potatoes, Sugar Beet, Cereals & Legumes.
A varied role with continued professional development, using large modern machinery.
How do you do this when your agronomist turns up to walk the farm? I'm thinking of previous applications, rates, dates etc. I have nearly 200 field under my control, so I can't remember everything & whilst I spend most of the day with the agronomist ad can recall most of the information, I'm not...
Ok, what are your plans for T1?
Back in April when it was looking like another drought I was thinking keep it cheap! However we’ve now had A LOT of rain and 90% of the wheats are looking like they have some good potential. So, my and my agronomist thoughts are to go with a more robust T1
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...
I'm having problems with my kverneland optima maize drill
One of the optisensors is playing up. I'm hoping it may just need cleaning.
How do I get to the optisensors on the drilling units to clean them?
Written by cpm
The 2022 BBRO/BSPB Recommended List was released last month and features a high turnover of varieties – with six additions, including the first variety with a tolerance trait to virus yellowing. CPM finds out what to expect from the newcomers. Tolerance will help to manage the...
Looking at the benefits of feeding fodder beet to our growing cattle (8-14mth) and finishing cattle. Is it worth adding to either of the mixes. And how often can I grow it in the same field?
Thanks in advance