1. A

    Brasica weeds

    Hello I'm a farmer from Eastern Europe. I have big problems with brasica weeds in osr. What herbicide programme or actives do you use use for this weeds?
  2. Bigjon44

    Runner bean herbicide

    Any decent stick bean pre ems now linuron finished?
  3. Chris F

    Metribuzin and Potatoes

    Could anyone explain what metribuzin is used for on potatoes and its application time and windows please? It's not a product I am familiar with. I have found these product names in the UK Acorix 70 WG Generic Manufacturer: GLOBACHEM nv, MAPP: 18755 Discus Parallel Manufacturer: RAAT...
  4. Laggard


    Is there any difference in OSR yield between Kerb/Astrokerb/not sprayed? Any data somebody can point me towards please?
  5. CPM RSS

    Pushing performance – Hold on a bit longer

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Keeping herbicides where they need to be is crucial for weed control, crop safety and for minimising potential losses to the environment. CPM digs into new research which shows not all adjuvants have the same effects on herbicide movement in the...
  6. H

    Winter beans and weeds

    Thinking of growing beans but looking around this years there’s a lot of very weedy bean crops. Having never grown them before is there limited weed control available? Potentially thinking of 130ha of them so wanting to know we can do it right.
  7. T

    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...
  8. A

    Veg weeds

    hello folks.... up in cumbria here farms always grown veg to sell off the farm steading and like so many others I have been thwarted by the removal of so many herbicide products to control weeds .... so just a quick question as up here theres no too much info around as to sprays due too...
  9. G

    Seed drill enquiry

    Hi, we know we are a few weeks late in the year, however we have a small holding and need to know what type of seed drill we need to sow pumpkins. The farmer across the road has helped prep the land but he has not done pumpkins before so couldn’t advise us. Any advice greatly appreciated it is...
  10. L

    Weed control in carrots and parsnips

    Hi all, now that the last of my lineron is used up what do other carrot and parsnip growers use on peat land to control weeds pre and post emergence?
  11. Farmer Fin

    Generic vs R&D chems

    Does anyone know of any independent trials comparing like for like products? It seems like the big chem companies like to tell everyone their stuff is better and the major distributors like to go with that. I have a background in animal health where generics are probably more used than the R&D...
  12. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
  13. Bogweevil

    Beet growers have a neonic seed treatment for 2021

    Statement on the decision to issue – with strict conditions – emergency authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed in 2021 Published 8 January 2021 Contents The process for assessment and decision-making The requirements for emergency authorisation The...
  14. Flat 10

    Bean seeding depth.

    Winter beans. What’s ideal depth ? 4inches? I guess main issues are crows and pre-em. Have ploughed or claydoned in previously so been well buried. Pre-ems obviously quite strong, pdm, kerb and some clomazone potentially.
  15. F

    Winter beans post em herbicide

    Beans have beaten my pre em spray. I'm mad with myself. Drill guy told me they were in 6 or 7 inches. Turns out it's nearer 3. Went to have a look today with a view to spraying tomorrow and there's 40 -50 % emerged. Gonna drop the kerb but I'm tempted to go with the clomazone. Agronomist seems...
  16. Chris F

    New Crop Protection products

    As part of Farm Compare, it has a basic lookup for crop protection products to allow you to lookup products and find equivalents. We get this data from the HSE. What I didn't realise is how fast this data changes. over the past 17 months we have been monitoring the list, there have been 346...
  17. Zippy768

    Winter Beans Pre-Em

    So Blackgrass, Cleavers and Charlock are the main issues. For Blackgrass, Kerb is the only effective option. And needs to be pre-em? (Blackgrass isnt awful) How well would a Nirvana work on Cleavers? Could I get away with dropping the rate of Nirvana and boosting with some straight Pend and...
  18. Brisel

    Potato husbandry for dummies

    1.4 acres of spuds sown to feed the village back when we were worried about being able to get enough food supplies. I haven’t grown spuds for years and even then it was limited to my garden and let farm land on the Fens. My agronomy is limited to everything I’ve forgotten since BASIS 13 years...
  19. A

    Winter Beans, how to do?

    In my neck of the woods we grow most WW, Rye and WOSR as wintercrops. How can Winter Beans stand hard winters? And compare to other wintercrops is Beans more or less sensible to hard winters ? Also how is weed control in WBeans?
  20. Brisel

    Second earlies potato varieties

    I'm pretty ignorant on spud growing, so please bar with me. I need to source seed for 1 acre of potatoes for harvesting June/July onwards. Hand sown on high pH soil & fairly low input. No current potato equipment available though I'm hoping a mate will be able to hire me a ridger. What...