1. Ramrod

    None so blind as those that won't see. After reading this article I looked at the 148 comments. 1 says carbon credits are wrong. Approx 3 mention shortage of land to grow food...
  2. TFF

    Toward Comprehensive Plant Microbiome Research Front. Ecol. Evol., 13 March 2020

    Toward Comprehensive Plant Microbiome Research Authors: Kari Saikkonen, Riitta Nissinen and Marjo Helander Microbes have driven eco-evolutionary adaptations organizing biodiversity from the origin of life. They are ubiquitous and abundant, facilitating the biochemical processes that make Earth...
  3. W

    Are fungicides more harmful than insecticides

    We hear all the Time of farmers using less insecticides, and for good reason generally, but I do wonder if the real bad apple is modern fungicides. Amazing how many are now farming without insecticides after years of addiction, can we start to cut our reliance on fungicides too?
  4. Bigjon44

    Blight sprays

    What did people find worked best this season in keeping blight out or trying to control it once in?
  5. Agriland RSS

    Views sought on fly-tipping prevention measures in Scotland

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Scottish government have opened a public consultation for people to share their thoughts on proposed measures to prevent litter and fly-tipping, improve data and strengthen enforcement. The consultation on a new National Litter and Fly-tipping...
  6. The Guardian RSS

    Solar parks could be used to boost bumblebee numbers, study suggests

    Solar parks could be used to boost bumblebee numbers, study suggests Written by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent from the Guardian Lancaster University researchers say sowing wildflowers alongside panels would have benefits for farmers who rely on pollinators Solar parks could provide...
  7. TFF

    AHDB Reccomended List: Winter wheat 2022/23

    The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications provide variety-performance data. With information on yield and quality, agronomic features and market options, use these variety-specific highlights (alongside the main RL) to identify promising varieties for your farm...
  8. Shann_mann


    Hi all. I’m a dairy farmer at heart but I’ve but grow a few acres of turnips for a few year now. But next spring I’ve got great plans to plant only 2 acres of potatoes to bag and sell. Where would you get seed potato’s from or do I raid my local wilko and what variety would people recommend?
  9. Northantsplants

    Basic Substances; what are they and how can they used for pest and disease control on farms?

    Hi All I have just published a blog post all about the BASIC SUBSTANCES. The BASIC SUBSTANCES are a group of 20 compounds that can be used in pest and disease control on UK farms. However, they aren't (to any wide degree). However, British farmers could be missing out, especially as many of...
  10. T

    Who else is sick of the climate change lies?

    Just thought i'd see if anybody else was as sick of the endless stream of lies that emanate out of the idiot box as i am. Climate change is a natural phenomenon, its been happening for hundreds of thousands of years. Humans are not causing climate change. The globalists want a carbon credit...
  11. B

    Brexit & Borders

    "Vote Conservative & take back control of our borders", what a load of bullsh!t that turned out to be, yesterday over 1000 migrants crossed the channel in boats just so the Tories can bus them to the nearest Holiday Inn, can you imagine what the prats in the Tory party would be screaming if...
  12. Laggard

    2022 Sugar beet price not enough

    Spring barley @ £250/t looks a lot easier
  13. Adeptandy

    Has it started again ?

    47mm of rain overnight, last years wet spots now underwater again, some busted, some not. Hammering it down again in the dry East. :eek:
  14. Agriland RSS

    New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A new, disease-free potato, named CIP-Matilde, has been developed by international breeders in collaboration with farmers in Peru. All those involved with the development of this new variety claim that it is inherently resistant to late blight...
  15. C

    Potato Prices.

    Now that the AHDB potato council has been kicked into touch, does the Forum have a place in providing a resource for price information?
  16. Hutchinsons News

    Helix Live – 2021

    Date: Wednesday 10th November 2021 Time: 8:30-9:45am Join the FREE online “Helix Live” seminar Helix LIVE Seminar Returns this Autumn The Helix initiative is about improving farm decision...
  17. Agriland RSS

    2 people arrested as haul of catalytic converters seized in Lincolnshire

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Two people have been questioned as part of an investigation into environmental crime in Lincolnshire. The man and woman, both in their 20s, were held at an address in Long Sutton, between Kings Lynn and Spalding. The arrests were part of a probe by the...
  18. bobk

    Flying back tomorrow ....

    9/11 ffs ,somewhat nervous
  19. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  20. Andyt880

    What to do with potatoes to leave them ready for harvesting

    We have 2 acres of main crop Maris pipers and a few drills of pinks which we will be hoping to harvest towards the end of the month. In terms of the size and crop we are happy with where they are at now. Tops are still very green and we would like to take the tops off soon and let the skins set...