1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    AHDB Planting Variety Survey confirms wheat area recovery

    Today marks the release of the Planting & Variety Survey. It is the only independent pre-harvest estimate of the area of cereals and oilseed rape intended for harvest in Great Britain. Improved 2020/21 autumn and winter planting conditions allowed GB grain areas to swing back to trend levels...
  3. AHDB Podcast RSS

    283: Biopesticide research for cabbage stem flea beetle control

    283: Biopesticide research for cabbage stem flea beetle control Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this month's Cereals & Oilseeds podcast, Teresa Meadows, AHDB’s Knowledge Exchange Manager for East Anglia, talks to Claire Hoarau, who is carrying out a PhD at Harper...
  4. CPM RSS

    OSR – Early benefits outweigh risks

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Could the secret to growing OSR successfully be early drilling? CPM consults the authors of a new guide that brings together advice on the challenges, potential pitfalls and how to overcome them to make the most of the early-bird slot. Because you have so little...
  5. Brid @ ADAS

    Sites needed for research into Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle

    Hi all, hoping some of you might be able to help us with this. As part of the AHDB and industry-funded project 'Reducing the impact of CSFB on OSR in the UK', we are looking for sites with a history of CSFB problems to host four trials this summer. The four trials are: Companion crops (needs a...
  6. B

    There,s no profit in beans

    I would like to grow winter beans on a small scale (20 acres) but I need a drill, many years ago people used to use carrier ? drills, I think Are they still around for modest money?, I know they can be spun on and ploughed in but dont really want to do it.
  7. Farmer Ben

    OSR 2021

    Having researched as much information about the flea beetle as possible and been interested in the current crops in the ground, which generally look good. Do you think we’re starting to see more natural predators? I’ve recently read a paper from an Entomologist who suggested it would take 10...
  8. CPM RSS

    Forward-thinking farmers – A crop you can rely on

    Written by cpm As oilseed rape hangs in the balance on many farms, one Suffolk arable business has a system, backed up with dependable genetics, that puts prospects firmly in its favour. CPM visits to glean some experience. The main aspect is that I have the confidence to continue with oilseed...
  9. organicguy


    Lost a field of spring barley to leatherjackets. Not being able to use Dursban what are my options to make sure they don't wipe out the grass I want to plant?
  10. 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...
  11. M

    Fund raiser for BYDV because I was told that it's a figment of my imagination

    As the title says ,,,,,.
  12. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  13. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  14. CPM RSS

    Battling the beetle – Cover all bases

    Written by cpm There’s a whole host of measures currently surfacing that seem to help oilseed rape through those crucial early stages. CPM talks to two growers for whom it’s not so much which, but how many of these are implemented that brings results. It’s not just the variety that makes the...
  15. N

    Nitrogen on beans

    Anyone ever applied liquid N or N/Mg to beans to perk them up a bit? Look cold/pale/weevily.
  16. A


    Looking for a subsoiler with seeder for establishing OSR. Nothing larger than 3meter.
  17. MX7

    European Countries Winter oilseed rape yield data sources?

    Out of interest, I have been trying to find historical , winter oilseed rape yield data from European countries , on the internet with out much success. Any suggestions how I might find the information would be useful? If any particular countries average rape yields are consistently above the UK...
  18. Laggard

    OSR fungicide

    With November 2021 OSR worth £410/t+bonuses what are peoples thoughts on fungicides? A lot of OSR round here is struggling with CSFB and sharp frosts every night.
  19. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!
  20. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – Living with the enemy

    Written by cpm Download PDF For many growers the writing is on the wall for oilseed rape unless cultural controls can be developed to limit cabbage stem flea beetle damage. CPM discovers how research to find an IPM approach is being speeded up by a massive collaboration across the industry...