1. 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...
  2. Bigjon44

    After spring barley

    What's best to grow after a spring barley?wheats not ideal I don't think
  3. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
  4. V

    Winter barley v spring barley

    I’ve 30 acres been in permanent grass for years needing freshened up. Given feed price and straw prices I’m thinking I should put some barley in and produce something of my own. My thoughts on winter v spring is I will have crop off far earlier than spring stuff to get a reseed put in plus my...
  5. 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?
  6. CPM RSS

    Fit for the Future – Traits of success

    Written by cpm With growers turning to cultural methods to control the impact of aphids on barley crops, KWS’ latest BYDV-tolerant variety looks set to play an important role. CPM finds out more. Genetics are going to help when chemistry may not be able to. By Charlotte Cunningham Since the...
  7. M

    Fund raiser for BYDV because I was told that it's a figment of my imagination

    As the title says ,,,,,.
  8. Agriland RSS

    Farmer-led aphid monitoring could reduce pesticide use in tackling BYDV

    Written by William Kellett A new study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has concluded that a simple field-based monitoring system, run by farmers, could help reduce the use of insecticide spraying to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereal crops following the 2019 ban...
  9. JCfarmer

    Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

    Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway! He said other clients have the same. Sprayed 10 days ago with 1.25 l Chlormequat 0.5 l Tubosan 0.1 l Moddus 0.4 l Starane 21g Ally Max Started spraying after 10 in the morning and...
  10. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  11. 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?
  12. Villagefarmer

    Brix Results

    Hello I’ve started this year brix testing and I’m trying to analyse my results I took yesterday. I sampled first thing in the morning (7.30 am) . As understand a result above 12 is good I was getting results between 10-20 depending on the variety mainly the results were 16-20 is this...
  13. F

    BYDV spring treatment?

    Evidence of infection in mid October drilled WB, don’t want secondary infection but guess given temperatures and low aphid forecast not worthwhile/not not good for environment. Conflicting advice from agronomists. Not treated in the autumn if that makes a difference. Anecdotally I find hybrids...
  14. JCfarmer

    Am I mad to be contemplating a new combi drill?

    Considering bying a new 5m folding combi drill, have a 3m Claydon which I will keep but will swap the kuhn megant tine drill and ridged kuhn power harrow. I do run a 5m carrier for seedbed mainly. 2 difficult autumns, tine drill fine but you still have to work it with an extra set of wheelings...
  15. Wigeon

    Thick spring oat volunteers

    I would be most grateful for the collective wisdom on the following; I have a 25ha field of thick spring oat volunteers courtesy of august storms. I sprayed it pre drilling wheat, but it didn't work well and the oats kept coming. It only got half drilled and that drowned. Anyway, it looks...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Letter to the editor: ‘Let’s embrace the fact that we’re looking to utilise technology’ in UK farming

    Written by Agriland Team It was great to hear the Environment Secretary George Eustice, position UK agriculture at the forefront of innovation at the Oxford Farming Conference 21, through positioning gene editing as an option for UK farmers. Also Read: Minister Eustice launches consultation...
  17. Formatted

    Eustice announces consutlation on gene editing

    At OFC this morning
  18. martian

    Entangled Life

    Just been having a great Christmas read of this book Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake. I can't recommend it highly enough to anybody who is remotely interested in the soil (which should be everyone on here). It is all about fungi and how little we know about them, as mainstream science tends...
  19. Barleycorn

    Back to traditional farming or hobby farmers?
  20. Jerry

    State of your crops?

    Given the late drilling date and the amount of rain that’s gone on them I’m pleasantly pleased with the state of my crops. I do have two small fields that are below par but most are looking well. How are others looking? Wheat and barley below, no rape this year but locally it looks well.