1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. bobk

    Flying back tomorrow ....

    9/11 ffs ,somewhat nervous
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. CPM RSS

    Potatoes – Early or late?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Every day is a school day in farming, so what lessons have been learnt this season? CPM discusses late blight and alternaria with Eric Anderson. A balanced fungicide strategy is the only viable option for the long-term. By Lucy de la Pasture As...
  7. N

    Trailered or self propelled sprayers

    Considering a budget of 15000. Do you go for a old self propelled or a newer trailered sprayer,

    Chewing Gum Task Force launched

    Chewing Gum Task Force launched Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage of our launch of a Chewing Gum Task Force, brought together by government, to clean up our streets including in the Telegraph, The Times, The Daily Mail and the Independent.. The scheme will see chewing...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    New Tree health pilot to protect trees from pests and diseases

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The Government is inviting land owners and managers, including farmers, to express their interest in taking part in a new Tree Health pilot designed to support action against pests and diseases affecting their trees. The pilot will first focus on ash...
  10. kiwi pom

    Crop Failure

    Just watched a YouTube video of Mike Mitchell in Canada starting his harvest. The drought has meant there's virtually no crop but he's out there with the combines trying to collect up enough lentils for some seed to plant next season. It sounds like its not a rare event either. Got me wondering...
  11. W

    Extase potential problems

    I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
  12. Agriland RSS

    Man jailed for 12 months after being convicted of illegal waste burning

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A Northumberland man has been jailed for illegally dumping and waste burning on rural land following an investigation by the Environment Agency. Dominic Allen, 25, of Old Swarland, Northumberland appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday, August 2...
  13. R


    Not a bad year 8000 tone sent off this year with only 0.1% returned and 2 emails congratulating us on high standards for quality of boxes and quality of potatoes
  14. stablegirl

    What is this spoiling my Wheat?

    We are a predominantly dairy farm, growing around 100 acres of wheat and 150 acres of maize under plastic. The Wheat is all 1st Wheat swapped with maize every year. We have been doing this for around 5 years and the Wheat has looked great until about this time every year when its ripening and...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Fine tuning strategies to achieve successful crop desiccation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Following their first full season of diquat free desiccation, and potentially armed with greater knowledge gleaned from “real” non-trial conditions without a diquat safety net, many potato growers should now have an even better understanding of what it...
  16. Bigjon44

    Potato blight

    Anyone got a few patches of blight in their spuds with this very unpredictable weather!! What's the best product to apply?
  17. Agriland RSS

    Desiccating potato crops: What are the options in 2021?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland With diquat no longer available (Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland), Irish potato growers will have no option but to look at other crop desiccation options over the coming weeks. This issue was the focus of a farm demonstration, hosted by the...
  18. Farmer Fin

    Spring barley seed head disease?

    Does anyone know what is causing this? We’ve seen bits before and it’s very annoying.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...