1. Interagro News

    Spring into action with Sorrento: A helping hand for post-emergence

    Spring into action with Sorrento: A helping hand for post-emergence Following months of heavy rain, many winter crops sown last autumn missed their usual pre-emergence herbicide treatment, while others have established poorly and lack the competitiveness needed to thrive. This means large...
  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. 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...
  4. bobk

    Brome control in wheat

    Got a couple of fields with brome inherited from shitty sb seed last year , best and most cost effective control please Broadway Star in the spring Was going 3 litre Pendamethlin and picofenolin in the autumn ,
  5. 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...
  6. 7

    Sustainable farming.

    What is it ? I hear the phrase a lot, from DEFRA ministers, to well meaning numpties on my village FB page who've watched 3 episodes of Countryfile...... Traditional mixed farming ? Expensive no till drills, and trampling perfectly good grass into the ground ? Organic farming ? A mix of...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Warm weather brings threat of BYDV for cereal growers

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The current spell of warm weather will be welcomed by almost every farmer throughout Ireland, but if it were to continue for the next few weeks, it would increase the risk of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus – BYDV – becoming a real problem within newly...
  8. R

    So who has started drilling ?

    Normally try and drill first ten days of October but last two years have been caught by heavy storms just after drilling that has gone on for months, thinking of going early this time, what's are others doing ?
  9. Bigjon44

    WW pre em

    What's everyone going with at pre em this autumn? Usual suspects liberator and picopro/max? Does defy added to the mix help with grass weed??
  10. CPM RSS

    Stubble management – Looking beyond backgrass

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Cultivation planning and weed control strategies inevitably get linked together, but with much weed advice really being about blackgrass control, how can farmers adjust their strategy for other grassweeds? CPM investigates. Moisture conservation is...
  11. dragonfly

    Establishing AB15 legume mix

    I have 90 hectares of AB15 legume mix to establish immediately after harvest. I have my seed delivered and waiting in the barn. Considering the late(ish) harvest and the fact that I am following spring barley, what establishment method should I use?
  12. I

    Cattle won’t graze.

    Anyone got any advice for beef cattle that won’t graze? I put them in a paddock with lovely lush grass and all they do is turn around and stand at the gate looking to come out. Really frustrating. Any thoughts welcome.
  13. WillB

    Strip till winter barley - hybrid v conventional

    First full year with a Claydon. Growing a small area of winter barley - conventional is our preference, however, does anybody have any experience with conventional v hybrid in a wide row scenario? Would the spring vigour of the hybrid help close up the rows for weed suppression? Or will the...
  14. Brisel

    Plant ID please

    I)no Mostly found in woodland, but some along field edges. No auricles, hairy leaf sheaths and shiny leaves.
  15. Zippy768

    Are these two grasses the same?

    I assume the top pic is Soft Brome? Is the second pic the same?
  16. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
  17. CPM RSS

    New guidelines published to prevent glyphosate resistance

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Practical glyphosate application guidelines have been published by the Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG), which aims to help arable growers reduce the increasing risk of glyphosate resistance developing in grass weeds. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The...
  18. W

    Hybrid Winter Barley

    If your growing it, how are you getting on with it? Costs to grow? Output? What it like grass weed wise?
  19. redsloe

    1m boundry strips

    How do people manage these? Moving from a ploughing to direct drilling establishment method and wish to avoid Brome moving out from the hedges. I have bits in the foot of the hedge which will get left when the combine hits the field but will probably leave a strip undrilled in future years...
  20. D

    transplanting veg plants into stubble by hand

    I'm in a bit of a situation in that I've 18,000 veg plants, growing like crazy & its too wet to plough, till & plant. What would happen if I planted them by hand now into last years cereal stubble?