1. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  2. MX7

    Suggestions for companion / "scaffolding" crops to support combinable peas (and other pulses that show potential but go flat before harvest)?

    Over the years some of you have grown companion / (scaffolding) crops with combinable peas to to help prevent the pea vines going flat before they are fit to harvest. I know this thread title has been discussed in the past but it would be really interesting to read the experiences of those of...
  3. stablegirl

    Which 5 furrow plough?

    Large mixed dairy farm, using the plough to prep seedbed for wheat, maize and grass. Have had 2 kverneland, a 4 then a 5, with a 200 headstock, kind of looking for another kv, but both have had a bit of bother with the valve block, and don't like the fact the variwidth had no grease points...
  4. TFF

    Propyzamide Reminder

    Use by date fast approaching - Propyzamide Don't forget, for most uses, it is illegal to use propyzamide after 31st January Just a reminder regarding the use of propyzamide where the label clearly states (with the exception of lettuce) the last date for legal use is 31st January (i.e. "before...
  5. CPM RSS

    Managing herbicide resistance

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Though the launch of Luximo may change the game for grassweed control, IPM will still be the core strategy in the battle against blackgrass. CPM explores the topic. It’s important to do as much as you can before you open the can. By...
  6. CPM RSS

    New chemistry – Hidden gem to market leader?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A promising new product with a new mode of action could be about to shake up the cereal herbicide market. CPM takes a first look. Luximo’s efficacy is inherently stronger than flufenacet By Mike Abram + Charles Abel It’s not often something put...
  7. Cab-over Pete

    Bloody hell Clive!…..

    ….you jammy bugger! On TV with the lovely Rebecca Wood.
  8. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Julian Gold

    November 2021 I was not sorry to see the end of harvest 2021. A combination of low yielding OSR, a large acreage of Firefly wheat that broke down to Septoria, disappointing Extase yields and spring barley that was flattened by August rains meant that it was not a vintage year for us. Luckily...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  11. Tucker86


    Now we have details on the payments, is anybody still thinking of putting there whole farm into the sfi scheme ? I can’t see any benefit in putting any of your land into the scheme at them prices, let alone your whole farm ? Happy new year by the way
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - David White

    Harvest 2021 roundup at Hawk Mill, an East Anglian perspective. September 2021 Today, the 2nd September we finished harvest 2021. We tried on several occasions over the past week but the continued dull weather with early morning drizzle has prevented us from crossing the finish line, but today...
  13. Bigjon44

    Winter beans

    Anyone's beans come through the ground yet??!! Planted ours back at start of November and still not showing!
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide?

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide? Written by James Warne form Soil First Farming Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO has been used for years to improve the distribution and performance of soil acting residual herbicides along with other uses such as a solvent, coolant, and...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming Written by William Waterfield from The Farm Consultancy Group The ending of BPS in 2027 and the knowledge that the income received from BPS will be halved in 2025 is a making a lot of arable farmers review their business. Combine this with the last DEFRA...
  16. Flat 10

    Red Tractor suspension for a rejected load of grain?

    I thought this was the case that if you were rejected for having ergot or mouse poo in your grain you were suspended? I hope I am as I cannot find out having spent half an hour on RT's website. Can anybody point me in the direction of the relevant piece of paper? Thanks
  17. CPM RSS

    From Theory to Field: Better spring barley nutrition

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Tailoring nitrogen rates to optimise yield from modern spring barley varieties and hit the quality required by end users can be tricky. A three-year research project offers fresh insights and will help reshape RB209 recommendations, as CPM discovers...
  18. A

    The benefit of rolling

    Got rained off when rolling a field of newly drilled winter wheat and it never got finished. Took this 3 weeks later slugs have hammered it where it hadn’t been rolled. Won’t make that mistake again!
  19. B

    ELMS terms & conditions re Red Tractor

    Time to have a touch of reality with this ELMs lark, you will notice dear sweet Janet never mentions how these ELMS schemes are to be monitored, do any of you really think the government with DEFRA's so called "simplified" schemes are not going to want proof of value for money. Are they going to...
  20. I

    Crop stubble burning

    BBC posted an article Wednesday on Delhi Air Quality, noting Indian farmers and crop burning. And obv resulting pollution. Think BBC got their views from this nasa article. The data they uses comes from the Moderate Resolution Imaging...