1. CPM RSS

    Cereals 2021 WILL go ahead

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham The organisers of the Cereals Event have confirmed this year’s event will go ahead – in the flesh – as lockdown restrictions in England continue to be relaxed. Charlotte Cunningham reports. After more than a year of online events, Cereals 2021 will be ditching...
  2. M

    Spraying - low pressure

    Spraying cereals, currently on red (04) flat fans. Wanting to reduce water volume to around 145-150, at 11k that would mean 2 bar or just over. Should that be ok or is it too low for some things - ie get a set of blue nozzles instead?
  3. B

    BPS 2021 - Temporary Grassland to Permanent Grassland and back again

    Hi All, Just doing my first BPS application (first for me, not the land parcels in question), and just want to check my understanding of the temporary grassland and permanent grassland rules. As I understand it: Temporary grassland can only exist for 5 consecutive years before it...
  4. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    The IGC increases total grains production for 2020/21 but stocks remain tight.

    Last week, the International Grains Council (IGC) released their latest global supply and demand forecasts. 2020/21 Total grains production for 2020/21 has been increased by 2Mt compared to last month’s release and is now forecast at 2,226Mt. This increase was largely driven by higher maize...
  5. BTT UK Ltd

    Bourgault Tillage Tools from Canada invest in UK agriculture.

    PRESS RELEASE 27.04.2021 Canada invests in UK Agriculture. Canada’s leading wearing parts manufacturer, Bourgault Tillage Tools, is investing in UK agriculture by setting up a subsidiary business, BTT UK Ltd, based at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Bourgault Tillage Tools are not new to UK...
  6. hillbill

    The on-going up hill battle that is agriculture.....

    It would appear iam not alone in having difficultly getting and keeping decent staff? Is it a nation wide issue or more regional? Wheres the best place to find the unicorns that maybe out there? Also, machinery price increases are a constant issue to us. I know theres nothing we can appear to...
  7. adam_farming

    Massey Ferguson 30 Drill or similar required for new farmer starting out

    I'm on the lookout for an MF 30 drill or similar to go behind an International 574. This autumn I'm taking on some farm land alongside my day job in agriculture and need something to plant wheat and other cereals. Must be disc coulter. Optional: markers, tramliner, end tow (unless 4m then...
  8. adam_farming

    Massey Ferguson 30 Drill or similar for new farmer starting out

    I'm on the lookout for an MF 30 drill or similar to go behind an International 574. This autumn I'm taking on some farm land alongside my day job in agriculture and need something to plant wheat and other cereals. Must be disc coulter. Optional: markers, tramliner, end tow (unless 4m then...
  9. M

    Nitrogen 3rd pass

    What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
  10. S

    Which mounted sprayer

    Thinking of swapping our Amazone 28meter 2000L mounted sprayer. Been a good sprayer but only thing that lets it down is the time it takes to fold/unfold. Anyone running a landquip or kuhn. And other make with a tidy folding boom worth looking at.
  11. Bob lincs

    Cover crop oats

    We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring...
  12. J

    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...
  13. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    High new-crop UK wheat prices, what can be done?

    The global weather market pushed the UK November futures contract to its highest point in ten years, for this week of the year. However, weather markets always bring a level of volatility to prices. From 22 April open, the Nov-21 contract jumped £15.00/t in four trading days to a...
  14. S

    US President cites cover crops in speech

    Biden's speech to Congress mentioned cover crops to counteract global warming, and paying for them.
  15. G

    What to do?

    Hi all, First post on thefarmingforum. We are a beef farm on former sandy heathland that we now graze and cut for hay. Soil is very light and sandy with some clayey bits but this is mostly SSSI. pH low 5’s so have just limed our two best forage fields at 3t/acre with the 2mm to dust stuff.....I...
  16. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    The importance of US crop delays

    The delay in planting the 2021 US maize crop is part of the reason US maize, and so UK wheat, prices have been rising. Cold and dry weather in the US meant that by Sunday, planting was 17% complete. This is 3 percentage points behind the 5-year average as Megan reported on Tuesday. This delay...
  17. J

    Cropping rules and rotation - England

    Hi all A bit of help needed please - struggling with a crop rotation. Previously grown grass for 2 years then 4 years of cereals, but due to a change not doing the grass any more. Cropping area is 200ha, medium to heavy soils, BG under control... What is the cropping law? Has the three...
  18. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Canadian canola area increases for 2021/22…but below expectations

    As markets are in the midst of being very reactive to weather, crop area data can also drive prices for the 2021/22 marketing year. Yesterday, Statistics Canada released their estimated area of principal field crops. With Canada being a net exporter of cereals & oilseeds, data like this can have...
  19. Chris F

    Most popular TFF Member - for last 30 days - Round 3 or 4

    So here we go again... On offer every month is a TFF Mug and 20 TFF points for the winner. The winner is the highest number of likes in the last month. Here are the results for Round 3/4 (I've lost track) with congratulations to @Hilly Username Likes Received @Hilly 2050 @Bald Rick...