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    What types of farming around Cambridge?

    I'm an engineer working in Agri Tech but I don't have much real life farm experience. I will probably be moving to Cambridge next year, I was wondering what is the most common type of farming in that area?
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    A look at the relationship between soyabeans and rapeseed.

    Global oilseed values have gained a lot of support since the start of the pandemic. This has led to high domestic rapeseed prices. Delivered rapeseed (into Erith, Nov-21) was quoted last Friday at £498.50/t, up £150.50/t year-on-year. With the whole oilseed complex currently supported, where...
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    Late drilling of OSR, (......is anybody other than us doing it this year ?)

    After a good kicking in the 2019 year (crop harvest), by CSFB, the advice was to drill earlier or later than the previous common timing of end of August begining of September to cope with the migration of the CSFB. Is anyone planning to sow this year's crop later in September?. Judging by what...
  4. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    EU maize, something to keep an eye on

    On Monday, the EU Commission released their August crop monitoring report. There were no huge changes visible in the yield forecasts from a month earlier. In most parts of the north-eastern and western Europe, adequate water availability and mild temperatures have improved the outlook for some...
  5. kiwi pom

    Crop Failure

    Just watched a YouTube video of Mike Mitchell in Canada starting his harvest. The drought has meant there's virtually no crop but he's out there with the combines trying to collect up enough lentils for some seed to plant next season. It sounds like its not a rare event either. Got me wondering...
  6. bobk

    Will Ally kill thistles

    In grass , kills them in cereals
  7. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Dry weather risk for 2021/22 South American crops

    The world is relying on record South American maize and soyabean crops in 2021/22 to support global supplies. But, dry weather already poses a risk to these crops. Current high prices give the incentive for farmers to expand the areas of both maize and soyabeans. When looking forward...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    ‘Kent farm sprayer commemorates Olympic gold’

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Kent farmer and contractor has named his new Fendt Rogator 665 sprayer ‘Tokyo’ – to commemorate a Gold Medal win by his daughter at this year’s Olympics. The self-propelled sprayer was supplied by main dealer RW Crawford Agricultural Machinery Ltd...
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    Straw shed approx cost

    Any ideas on the cost of an open sided straw shed big enough to hold 300 acres of straw so around 450 tonnes. The bales would be 8ft x 4ft x 4ft. Stone floor as we would use pallets to put the bales on.
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    Cheap Winter Bean Establishment

    Looking to grow winter beans for first time this year, completely fed up with beet . Just wondered what the cheapest way of establishing them is while still getting a decent yield, not got a direct drill but open to ideas. Some going on lovely light black land , others going on heavy sticky c**p...
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    Brexit again.

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    BASIS Advanced Modules

    BASIS Advanced Modules are aimed at individuals who would like to further their knowledge in specific areas after successfully completing the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection and FACTS. This may just be for continuous development but can also help towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy...
  13. Nsoiled

    Compost Seed Dressing - Rates

    Hi, We're about to do our first compost dressing of winter cereals (using a mill and mix hopefully). I just want to doublecheck the rates of compost:seed. Not extract, but raw compost rates (by weight or volume). And also, what people feel are the thesholds for total liquids to apply to...
  14. daveydiesel1

    Roundup onto cuttin ground

    Going today to put roundup onto some ground were cuttin silage off was wonderin what was the quickest i can cut it after sprayin as dont want to wait til its startin to change colour
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    Cover crop following WW going into SB

    New one for me so looking for recommendations. Field is half clay loam, (fairly heavy) and runs to sand loam. Will be late drilled as still not cut wheat, direct drilled into chopped straw. Got OSR & Oats in rotation, so not keen on mustard or oats. Was thinking Radish, Buckwheat, Phacelia...
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    Hybrid Rye

    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts/experinces of this are
  17. Bossfarmer

    New combine cost

    Can anyone tell me roughly the new on farm price after negotiaion for a new mid-decent sized claas/nh combine say 25ft, ive not looked at shifting mine yet but i thought 250k would be about right now or could an ex demo be got for nearer 200?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Farmers urged to watch for slug attacks after wet weather

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmers are being urged to watch out for a resurgence of slugs in farm crops over coming weeks after the recent wet weather. This is according to James Collingwood, commercial business manager for agronomy firm ProCam. “Be aware also that successful...
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    Sustainable Farming Incentive Deadline Looming

    Is anyone actually going to apply for this as the time to do so is now very short? I put in an initial application, but on looking through all the details for what will be a relatively small area of land that is not in CS and is grassland only, the amount of information required and admin time...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    UK barley will need to remain competitive

    Today see’s the release of the third AHDB harvest progress report with updated yield estimates. Along with yesterday’s Defra English areas, we can take a closer look at production. As Megan highlighted yesterday, both the AHDB Planting and Variety Survey (PVS) released 8 July, and Defra census...