1. 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.
  2. M

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

    As the title says ,,,,,.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. W


    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ProHorizon

    Pat in his FENDT and V Rake 💪 (ELHO V-Twin 950s rake)

    Here is Pat from Straight Line Services with some quality cab ramblings with his pooch Patch. :)...
  10. ProHorizon

    A bit of V Raking - FENDT and ELHO V-Twin 950s

    Here is Pat from Straight Line Services with some quality cab ramblings with his pooch Patch. :)...
  11. D

    DFF on forage maize

    Sure I saw a post about off label DFF used on forage maize. Anybody any experience?
  12. Clive

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
  13. Fergieman

    2wd Tractors

    Does anyone buy new 2wd tractors around the 100 horse power nowadays? What would be the cost of a MF 5710 or 5711 2wd (if they are available)
  14. Dan Attle

    Wanting to go no till but sit sure on the way to start

    Hi all got 250 acre mixed farm with plenty of cattle which in turn means loads of fym currently growing grass for the horse market wheat , spring barley and maize ( may drop maize yet ) , thinking ahead the grass will help the soil structure and seems a shame to plough it up and it’s heavy clay...
  15. D

    Tree shear for 7.5t digger - is it worth it?

    Got a mile or so of reasonable Height hedge to coppice out and considering our options. there are always other jobs where shears would come in handy, we have a 7.5t and 3.5 t machine and labour to run them over the winter. we had a 13t in with shears recently who did a great job but cost a...
  16. Jerry

    State of your crops?

    Given the late drilling date and the amount of rain that’s gone on them I’m pleasantly pleased with the state of my crops. I do have two small fields that are below par but most are looking well. How are others looking? Wheat and barley below, no rape this year but locally it looks well.
  17. Sam myers

    Winter barley costings start to finish

    Good morning everybody, Currently looking for advice and anything anybody has to offer will be greatly appreciated! I’m currently a store cattle farmer with mixed arable and grass land but I’m looking to expand so I’m thinking about taking out some of our grasses and putting more winter barley...
  18. czechmate

    A question to those with experience of Dicurane

    We have a product here (one called Vario) that has the same make up as dicurane used to have. I have some here for use but never managed to get any on. When I used to use it in the uk, it was always in November (usually seemed to be during children in need week) and actually I can’t remember how...
  19. V

    Anybody stock meal bins ?

    Looking to buy a meal bin the type that holds about 750kg to sit at a shed away from main steading. Save carting feed bags about as much . Nobody local to me had any just wondered if anybody has seen them in stock anywhere or any alternative things I can use . The most appealing type was the...
  20. onthehoof

    Detailed Old Victorian Map

    Always like looking at old maps and came across this one the other day, the detail is great and it shows the whole country you can also use the slider to superimpose todays map over the top, don’t know how to post the link but go to archiuk.com or google - Detailed Old Victorian Ordnance...