1. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  2. Agriland RSS

    High disease pressure for cereals and potatoes across the UK

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With disease pressure high and the crop protection programme for cereals concluded, yet another challenging season of twists and turns is heading to an interesting culmination. Cereals have good potential, however, with the high level of disease...
  3. CPM RSS

    Alternaria monitoring indicates application timing

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Results of last season’s Syngenta alternaria monitoring in potato crops has further reinforced the pattern of earliest infection from A. alternata, with A. solani typically coming into crops later in the season. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The...
  4. Ranger Security Solutions

    News: Urgent action needed as fly tips blight Herefordshire farms

    Urgent action needed as fly tips blight Herefordshire farms Link: Urgent action needed as fly tips blight Herefordshire farms | Hereford Times And here is another borough council, with a mixed urban and rural area, spending money on CCTV to tackle fly-tipping - but it will be interesting to...
  5. CPM RSS

    Vigilance urged as Hutton Criteria diseases warnings are declared in key potato-growing areas

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham With Hutton Criteria disease warnings declared in key potato-growing areas, now is the time to protect potato crops against late blight, warns Corteva Agriscience. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Planting was delayed in many regions following a cold first quarter...
  6. Ramrod


    Funding opportunity for farmers in Cambridgeshire to create Newt Ponds The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) East and the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (BCN) are partnering with Natural England to create ponds in Cambridgeshire for the...
  7. R

    Spraying fungicide and side effects

    Hi all, We're moving onto a small acre of land with a house in the middle, surrounded by fields. Cabbage and wheat I think. Please excuse my uneducated stance and questions but I'm struggling to get info from the local famers. Lived in the area for 17 years but this new house is just outside...
  8. D

    Growing top notch Marforna

    How do you grow top qualty Marforna potatoes? As the Man said, " Well I would not start here" Yes I should have had them planted earlier & should have got them treated with Rhino powder. But what else? we can sell them, but quite hard to grow prone to been hollow & the slugs love'em. I've...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Farmers urged to get ‘smart’ and combat rural crime by beefing-up security

    Written by William Kellett A police chief is urging farmers in North Wales to use low-powered smart sensors to combat farm thefts and rural crime. North Wales Police and Crime commissioner Andy Dunbobbin is backing a new scheme to encourage the farming community to tap into wireless...
  10. ridger

    Potato crop 2021

    How's everyone getting on? Finally finished planting here, last night was cold once more and earlies still aren't through the ground.
  11. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks Could be trouble ahead
  12. Agriland RSS

    Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

    Written by William Kellett Following an exceptionally dry spring in 2020, many were hoping for a more ‘normal’ spell of spring weather in 2021. However, the weather over the past month has been predominantly dry for most, along with being exceptionally cold, with the Met Office provisionally...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Coalition pushes for national sky lantern ban

    Written by William Kellett The government should act now and make the use of a sky lanterns illegal; that’s the message from the leading farming, environment, animal and fire organisations. The group, made up of 18 organisations, has written to Environment Minister Rebecca Pow to explain how...
  14. CPM RSS

    Pushing performance – Getting the most from chemistry

    Written by cpm Download PDF The odds of hitting your target go dramatically up when you aim at it and the same could be said to be true when blight spraying. CPM finds out how to set the sights more firmly on preventing the disease. Even the strongest fungicides can have weak spots due to poor...
  15. Greythundercloudys

    Big young lmb loss in Stirlingshire.

    Any one who doesn't realise how cold the weather around my area has been should see the Scottish farm, guy from Dunblane who breeds alot of tups, lost over 40lmbs one night last week with the cold weather, that a terrible thing to face in the lmbing field, he's a very cheery guy but that must...
  16. 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...
  17. W

    Wages for employee

    Hello everyone. I’m looking for some advise please.. I was on the books two years ago on 9.50 a hour, after working all the hours under the sun it worked out on my overtime I was taking home 5.80 a hour after my deductions. I spoke to boss and said this ain’t fair why would I work extra to take...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    National sky lantern ban needed, new coalition urges

    Written by John Swire The government should act now and make the use of sky lanterns illegal, that’s the message from leading farming, environment, animal and fire organisations. The group made up of 18 organisations has written to Environment Minister Rebecca Pow to explain how the...
  19. D

    The Multiplier Effect

    £1 of taxpayer money given to the livestock farmer is of greater economic benefit to UK agriculture as a whole, than £1 given to the arable farmer. Discuss. Extra marks for showing any workings.
  20. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?