1. 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...
  2. D

    How do you weigh loads of produce

    A local weigh bridge has closed, always took it for granted £5 per weigh. I'm in an industrial area so a few about, but how do people manage out in the country.
  3. Agriland RSS

    Milk producers commit to home-grown wheat and barley for straw value

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Increasing numbers of dairy farmers in Northern Ireland seem committed to growing their own acreages of wheat and barley. But according to Co. Down contractor Andrew Gibson, it’s not the grain value of the cereal that is driving this growth, but...
  4. M

    Wheat blends survey for article in CPM magazine

    Hi everyone I'm writing a piece for CPM magazine next month looking at wheat blends and would really appreciate some help to understand if you're growing them, why, and what are the key factors you're looking for when you put together a blend. To help answer these and generally gain some more...
  5. C

    When will the ADHB cereals ballot vote be.?

    Has a date been set ??
  6. 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 ?
  7. Flintstone

    Suggestions please

    I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe. if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend? Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please). 215 hp. Good trash capabilities. At least...
  8. phr49

    Ergot in Spring wheat

    See Ergot tolerances have been tightened up this harvest does this mean if you can see it on lump of wheat it will need dressing out or is there some guidance say 1 ergot kernel per kg of wheat is too much ? If it has to be gravity separated to remove how much per tonne can you expect to pay ...
  9. S

    Glyphosate again

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/09/02/a-message-to-the-eu-address-the-real-public-health-crisis-by-banning-glyphosate/ I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...
  10. G

    Fair play to FW for tackling AIC issue head on.

    AIC and RT still haven't explained why UK grain growers are prevented from supplying UFAS mills under similar terms to imports. https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/compliance/uk-growers-dismayed-over-double-standards-of-feed-mills
  11. Agriland RSS

    FAO: Global food commodity prices experience ‘rapid rebound’

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Following two consecutive months of decline in June and July, global food commodity prices experienced a ‘rapid rebound’ in August, led by sugar, vegetable oils and cereals, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
  12. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    A weak week for wheat?

    The month of August captured continued growth in wheat markets, as bullish market news such as the August USDA World Agriculture Supply & Demand (WASDE) report spurred the market. The domestic market followed this trend, with the Nov-21 contract starting the month closing at £186.35/t (02 Aug)...
  13. D

    Selling Direct to Mills

    I have sold the odd sweep up load direct to local feed mills. It got me wondering how many farmers sell direct to the end customer and how many go through a merchant? I’d imagine some of the big players in this county could easily buy a feed mill and takeover the chain. Wonder if this will...
  14. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Provisional look at England’s wheat production

    The UK’s wheat harvest progress was pegged at 46%, in the week ending 24 August. Further, national yields are estimated at 8.0-8.4t/ha as of 24 August 2021. As harvest progresses, yield information improves. This allows us to quantify regional production. The current data available Megan’s...
  15. N

    Trailered or self propelled sprayers

    Considering a budget of 15000. Do you go for a old self propelled or a newer trailered sprayer,
  16. davidroberts30

    Fungicide use V crop biomass

    Just wondering about this Say for example I had a cereal crop that would yield 2ton of grain and 1 ton of straw per acre Would it require half the fungicide compared to a 4ton crop and 2ton of straw?
  17. Agriland RSS

    Year one of protein crop trial heavily subscribed in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has confirmed that 80 farmers successfully applied for the first year of Northern Ireland’s Protein Crop Payment Pilot Scheme. The support measure will continue into 2022. According to...
  18. Jackov Altraids

    Farm assurance premium

    There are plenty of threads discussing Red Tractor and it is well documented that the vast majority of farmers join through compulsion because there is no premium. When freedom foods assurance started, a couple hours extra work to show I was complying with legal requirements, was fine to earn a...
  19. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    UK milling premiums up and away

    Global wheat supply has seen some drastic cuts in recent forecasts. But there are also questions about the quality of the wheat, not just quantity. In the UK, we are generally net importers of milling wheat and our key import origins are Canada and the EU. Canada’s crops have suffered from...
  20. Defra Farming

    Things we learned at this summer's agricultural shows

    Things we learned at this summer's agricultural shows Written by Jeeves Sidhu Come rain or shine, members of the Future Farming team enjoyed speaking to you at agricultural shows around the country during the summer. We went along to: Groundswell in Hertfordshire Cereals 2021 in...