1. Green oak

    Looks like I’ve got no black grass this year.

    Brilliant first year for like ever. Nothing in stale seed beds. And nothing since Drilling. I love this weed free farming. Like the good old days.
  2. Worsall

    Hope Everyone Is Ok?

    I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
  3. S

    Cover crops and glyphosate

    Hi, Im a beginner in covercropping and conservation ag, and i wonder if anyone have any thoughts/experiments on running glyphosate in the spring vs the ordinary fall application? I know there will be less time (we have quite a short season in Norway), but other then that - blackgrass control etc?
  4. H

    Pre ploughing and pre emergence spraying

    Quick question for advice . Agronomist want to spray off stubbles before ploughing ,where there is very little weeds , and then spray again with pre -em after drilling . I'm not sure whether this is right or not as I can't see the point in spraying twice with the expense of sprays . Also I want...
  5. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – Soil focus eases blackgrass burden

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Years of experience following regenerative agriculture principles have earned Kent grower Tom Sewell the accolade of Soil Farmer of the Year. CPM visits to find out how soil management interacts with blackgrass control. Everything has...
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    OSR herbicides – Changing perspective on blackgrass control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Could blackgrass in oilseed rape be managed differently to reduce the losses of propyzamide to water? Some work being conducted by Stephen Moss on behalf of water companies seems to suggest it’s possible. CPM finds out more. The majority of...
  7. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  8. CPM RSS

    Grassweed control – Cost to pay if don’t delay?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Delayed drilling is the backbone of grassweed control programmes, with mid-October the ideal in blackgrass situations. But with drills moving from mid-September, where does that leave grassweed control. CPM finds out. When it comes to drilling, low...
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    Forward-thinking Farmers – An evidence-based approach

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Planning becomes very difficult when you’re not quite sure what it is you’re planning for. Like many other farmers, Alex Borthwick is on a steep learning curve to discover how he can farm more efficiently for a sustainable future and he’s using...
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    Pushing performance – Hold on a bit longer

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Keeping herbicides where they need to be is crucial for weed control, crop safety and for minimising potential losses to the environment. CPM digs into new research which shows not all adjuvants have the same effects on herbicide movement in the...
  11. J

    uk going gm

    no thread on this? it could be the biggest elephant the eu could restrict all your ag exports let alone the carry on here in irl with the border
  12. G

    Starting to get worried about the wet weather ?

    Here in my part of Yorkshire it is raining every day, im starting to get worried about getting drilled up this autumn again .Hows everyone else doing ?
  13. Agriland RSS

    Genomic editing: Genetically modifying – what’s the difference?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research is trying to make great play of the fact that genomic editing is not the same as genetic modification. In reality this is just a play on words: Genomic editing is, in fact, a form of genetic modification (GM) plus. I make this...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 15

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 15 With the following articles: Introduction The 3.5% Rule Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds Blackgrass Control Agroforestry: Learning from four Pioneers Solid...
  15. C

    Improving land with muck? Is it still allowed - new rules?

    As it says - ive got the use of some thistle and blackgrass low indext (1) arable for the next 4 years FOC for grazing - and unlimited access to free pig and dairy slurry if wanted - Obviously the grazing is free to sort the weeds out for a clean return to arable in 2025- The previous arable...
  16. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  17. Steevo

    Bandur Herbicide

    Anybody used this before?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Added reasons to not rush into winter cereal drilling this year

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland It may be tempting to drill winter cereals promptly as soon as conditions allow, but there are multiple reasons not to drill too early this season if you have grass weeds, says Paul Gruber, regional technical manager for agronomy firm, ProCam. High...
  19. N

    Anyone else not started drilling yet?

    seems everyone making clouds of dust. had less than 10mm since mid July, hardly a vounteer has chitted, grass burnt to a crisp. after bad blackgrass last year, plenty of seed return. am i the only one stalling?
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    Grassweed control – Diversify to spice up weed control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Variety may be the spice of life, but it’s also said to be the best way to get the most out of grassweed herbicides and avoid resistance problems. CPM looks a little closer. One of the biggest issues for all grassweed management is the over-reliance...