1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. N

    Nitrogen on beans

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


    Looking for a subsoiler with seeder for establishing OSR. Nothing larger than 3meter.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. jerseycowsman

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

    As the title says!
  9. 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...
  10. pgilliat

    Pollen Beetle in OSR

    Has anyone else seen a mass arrival of pollen beetle in there oilseed rape in the last couple of days? Any thoughts on what the cold weather will do to them?
  11. 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...
  12. CPM RSS

    Spring agronomy – Lodging a war on flea beetle

    Written by cpm Download PDF As cabbage stem flea beetle continues to be a key concern for oilseed rape growers, ADAS discussed the relationship between the beetle and the risk of lodging at a recent webinar held in conjunction with BASF. CPM joined to find out more. It’s important to consider...
  13. Clive

    Canno. Pick-up

    A Rivan electric pickup alternative?
  14. CHAPs News

    CHAP Invitation

    CHAP Invitation On the 4th March, between 9:00am and 11:00am the online workshop “Progress with Developing a Biopesticide for CSFB Control” will provide an update of the progress made to date. This workshop is the second in a series of events to share information and gain feedback from...
  15. F

    OSR Damage

    How's everyone's osr faired after the last lot of cold weather? It seems to have caused mine problems??
  16. B

    Winter linseed

    Winter linseed looks pretty sick with this cold weather anybody got any experience? Will it bounce back?
  17. steveR

    Prilled Granulated Lime options

    Before any of the illustrious Spreaders of fine Lime Products start, I am not wanting to spread the stuff!! :) I am out of anything in the shed, now and am looking at what can go down the pipe with for countering some of the acidity issues when DD seed into killed off grassy seedbeds. I have a...
  18. W

    Flea beetle again !!

    Anybody else finding flea beetle larvae in the growing point of the plants . I thought there was less pressure this year but can find them easily .
  19. M

    What’s the point in straw merchants?

    Discuss that? We are occasional straw sellers depending on price. If we can achieve £70/t and over we will bale and sell. If it’s less we chop it. Normally we’d sell to a merchant for ease. However this year we’ve sold direct to end users mainly because they are coming direct to us. They’ve...
  20. Laggard

    OSR Light Leaf Spot Bayer Spotcheck ADAS result

    Had the report back and LLS has 35% incidence. Is this good / bad? Have many others had the ADAS test? At what % incidence would you consider spraying at?