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  1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide?

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide? Written by James Warne form Soil First Farming Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO has been used for years to improve the distribution and performance of soil acting residual herbicides along with other uses such as a solvent, coolant, and...
  2. Farmer Fin

    BASIS beet help

    Hi I am doing my BASIS and have no knowledge of beet. Could someone give me a copy of their typical spray programme? DM if you like. Thanks
  3. Phil P

    Is it way too late?

    To drill winter barley now? Long story short (probably won’t be 😂), just finish drilling the the last 50ac block of wheat today and I’m left with a little 5ac field that was supposed to be the last field and destined for a first wheat. Anyway turns out I’m a bag of seed short 🤦🏻‍♂️ don’t...
  4. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  5. Steevo

    Bandur Herbicide

    Anybody used this before? https://cropscience.bayer.co.uk/our-products/herbicides/bandur/
  6. bobk

    Brome control in wheat

    Got a couple of fields with brome inherited from shitty sb seed last year , best and most cost effective control please Broadway Star in the spring Was going 3 litre Pendamethlin and picofenolin in the autumn ,
  7. CPM RSS

    Grassweed control – Diversify to spice up weed control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Variety may be the spice of life, but it’s also said to be the best way to get the most out of grassweed herbicides and avoid resistance problems. CPM looks a little closer. One of the biggest issues for all grassweed management is the over-reliance...
  8. Steevo

    Clean stubbles?

    Anybody else finding stubbles are almost perfectly clean this year? A month after harvest almost all stubbles are almost perfectly clean. Doubt I’ll need to be using much roundup this autumn which is one benefit given the current situation.
  9. Bigjon44

    WW pre em

    What's everyone going with at pre em this autumn? Usual suspects liberator and picopro/max? Does defy added to the mix help with grass weed??
  10. Syngenta UK

    Ryegrass controls stack up

    Learning from the successes of growers’ black-grass control programmes gives a raft of integrated cultural and herbicide strategies that can also be used to hit back at increasing ryegrass populations, advises Syngenta Technical Manager, Georgina Wood. “Key to that success is stacking up as...
  11. WillB

    Strip till winter barley - hybrid v conventional

    First full year with a Claydon. Growing a small area of winter barley - conventional is our preference, however, does anybody have any experience with conventional v hybrid in a wide row scenario? Would the spring vigour of the hybrid help close up the rows for weed suppression? Or will the...
  12. robin banks

    Sick beans

    Friend of mine has asked what's happening to his spring beans. The photo above shows the start of what seems to kill the bean. It is affecting the whole field. His first taught was spray drift from a neighbour. But agronomist says that whole field would not be affected. As it's a funny shape...
  13. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  14. M

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

    As the title says ,,,,,.
  15. 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...
  16. JCfarmer

    Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

    Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway! He said other clients have the same. Sprayed 10 days ago with 1.25 l Chlormequat 0.5 l Tubosan 0.1 l Moddus 0.4 l Starane 21g Ally Max Started spraying after 10 in the morning and...
  17. 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?
  18. W

    Ryegrass

    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  19. Farm Classifieds

    Bowden Cables

    Bowden Cables Advert added by: Geoff Gibbs @GJG Machinery Details Category: Loaders and Attachments Others Price: £10 Condition: Used Description Bowden cables various lengths Mostly 4 and 6 M length. £10 each. Approx 15 available How to make contact with the...
  20. CORK

    Cover crop after failed winter wheat

    I have some field portions where winter wheat has failed due to slugs. The land has been sprayed with Tower herbicide (Chlorotoluron, Pendimethalin & DFF) I would like to put a cover crop (preferably Phacelia) in the bare areas to keep the soil in good nick until next autumn. I would plan to...
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