1. jackrussell101

    Is Defra reckless and short sighted cutting Farm BPS payments and replacing with lower production environmental whilst the third world starve?

    Discuss. On Jeremy Vine today most interesting and highly recommend. Seems every caller in of the public was in favour of producing more food and becoming more self sufficient as a country... Can't think our looming government policy is going too look to good in 6 months time? I think Putin...
  2. MX7

    Looming food crisis,what can uk ag industry do?

    With the serious possibility of a world food shortage looming due to Ukraine agriculture being seriously disrupted, what can the uk agriculture industry do to help alleviate the situation in the uk? Getting very late in the season to rip up thousands of ha’s of ag land that is just growing...
  3. F

    Unnecessary Costs In Livestock Production

    Having been berated about the price of lamb and how people need to pay more for it, if us Peasants are to continue in business producing these lambs, I thought I would start a thread about what could or should be done to reduce the costs that many of us have. Many of these costs are out of our...
  4. Farmdeals

    5 IBCs of 15% Foliar Manganese Available - £695 delivered Product details Highly compatible with most pesticides Reduced risk of crop scorch Effective on all soils Readily soluble Foliar Manganese fertiliser Delivered in non-returnable 1000litre IBCs Manganese 15 is a manganese concentrate for foliar...
  5. CPM RSS

    De-risking OSR – Chasing profits, not rainbows

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF At the end of the rainbow lies a crock of gold, black gold. The trouble is chasing rainbows is a notoriously risky business. CPM investigates how to achieve something that in recent years has seemed increasingly impossible for many growers. Although...
  6. Tubbylew


    Never used the stuff myself, but stumbled upon this bbc article which may be interesting to some, apologies if its been posted before
  7. D

    Eating out

    You have popped into town and are feeling peckish. Being 10am Sunday only two eateries are open; McDonalds and an independent vegan cafe. Which one gets your business, and why ?
  8. bobk

    Anyone growing crops with no fert ?

    Excluding organic boys , could be interesting
  9. O

    Seed Potatoes going to Russia

    Cannot believe 600 tons of Scotch seed are set to be exported direct to Russia. Scottish government apparently have approved it… Total Value said to be £660k…. Firstly have the vendors got no conscience…secondly Scottish Gov could easily have found £600k to buy them and send for animal feed…...
  10. L

    Ultimate diversification
  11. S


    I grow veg for my local town & market.Smaller scale,diverse crops.With the current explosion in all inputs,fert,diesel, packaging,bags,sundries,labour, how can I justify and pass on the incredible increases and still make a profit... I fear folk will just not bother to purchase,unless 'well...
  12. G

    Property collspse

    Could the Russian exit from property crash it like lloyds did 30 yrs ago?
  13. Barleymow

    Might as well pack up

  14. C

    What food is U.K. self sufficient in ???

    Just pondering upon what foods we are self sufficient in. I know the figure on the whole is about 60%. But surely that includes all the stuff we eat that cannot be grown here ie bananas, etc If we had to become 100% self sufficient in food what would our diet look like ?
  15. F

    The future of British Food

    Hoping not to open a heated, political discussion on this subject… just want your thoughts. What’s your prediction for the future of British Food? Will people buy more local/farm food? Will people not have a choice? Will imported food be the same price as British food due to increased...
  16. Hutchinsons News

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons urges growers to think...
  17. Hutchinsons News

    Starter fertiliser could give OSR a reprieve

    Starter fertiliser could give OSR a reprieve Cabbage stem flea beetle pressure has been the final straw that has forced many growers to drop oilseed rape from their rotation, but the crop could get a reprieve on one Lincolnshire farm thanks to the use of starter fertiliser this autumn...
  18. Corteva Updates

    John Sellars: This post-emergence herbicide window will be crucial for oilseed rape growers

    John Sellars: This post-emergence herbicide window will be crucial for oilseed rape growers A lot of arable farmers will be glad to see the back of the last growing season and will be looking forward to a fresh start. Every year we are reminded of how volatile the business of producing food...
  19. Corteva Updates

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme Farmers who drilled oilseed rape in July and August without applying a pre-emergence herbicide will need a tailored approach to weed control this autumn. Corteva AgriscienceTM says earlier drilling is one strategy being employed on...
  20. Corteva Updates

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost As the UK’s oilseed rape growers make their winter variety choices, getting plants established as quickly as possible will be a clear objective. Every farm will have its own strategy but the goal for all will be to go into the winter with...