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  1. Zippy768

    Anybody NOT t2-ing, t1-ing etc because of frosts

    Unusually cold this week. Another frost this morning, so at least 3 this week now. Have T2 on wheat to do, T1 on SB and some beans to tidy up. All mixes containing a herbicide. Anybody not applying with such low night temps?
  2. U

    Hung out to dry ?

    I heard a snippet of news this morning on Radio 4 concerning something in todays Financial Times about the proposed trade agreement with the USA & a relaxation of standards to get the trade talks moving and in particular "agriculture ".Perhaps other forum members can put some meat on the bone on...
  3. Jerry

    Clik Gun

    Are they any options other than the branded pour on guns by Clik? Just had 2 guns give up the ghost shuts doing suck lambs.
  4. Oldmacdonald

    'Biggest failure in a generation': Where did Britain go wrong?

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/biggest-failure-in-a-generation-where-did-britain-go-wrong-20200428-p54o2d.html Health Secretary Matt Hancock was midway through a radio interview when the phone call came through live to air. On the line was Intisar Chowdhury, whose father Abdul had made a...
  5. Scrambler

    Brought back into use after 24 yrs. Can you beat that?

    I needed something to sow some AB9 wild flower mix. My Vaderstad is a box drill so is not great for just 20 kg of seed, and the slug pelleter wouldn’t be very accurate, so I dug this out of the back of the barn. It’s sat there untouched for 24 years. I swept some of the dust off and greased it...
  6. Brisel

    Vespa winter beans

    Has anyone grown this variety? I've been offered a seed growing contract for next year.
  7. Massey mad

    Big Square bale grabs

    Hi, we're looking for a bale grab suitable for x4 4x3 bales, any one want to recommend the best type. At the moment like the look of the mx v7000 and Ritchie big claw grab
  8. Brisel

    Plant ID please

    Any idea what this is please? Found lots of it in a meadow sown with green hay from a flower meadow next door.
  9. Laggard

    Sugar Beet 2020

    Something is having a nibble
  10. MX7

    Anyone rolling spring barley a 2nd time now it’s rained?

    As above , the idea is that it will crush some clods in bare patches ,thereby creating seed to soil contact? I say that as looks to have been a job to conserve moisture where crops have been planted conventionally.
  11. Flat 10

    BLW in winter barley

    Which BLW spray (preferably a hormone) will take out groundsel, chickweed and speedwell in WB. Don't say leave it, land is generally weedy but majority of the weeds are the above, a few thistles. WB really struggling. PDM and Liberator didn't take out well established examples as weather...
  12. Feldspar

    Broadway Star conundrum

    Still having a large debate with myself about how much of the wheat to do with Broadway Star (Avocet actually). For two years now I have not spotted both wild oats and meadow brome despite walking fields what I thought was quite carefully. Walked round with an experienced agronomist and we...
  13. stablegirl

    Maize 2020

    Got our maize drilled last week, very early I know but it's done well the last 2 years drill in a similar window. Blue plastic, with a selection of pioneer varieties.
  14. caveman

    Boris........

    Taken into hospital........ "For tests".
  15. D

    Too late for pendimethalin?

    I have stack of it in the store but I am feeling like it’s too late for it. Too dry. My WW is 2 leaf and under stress. My spring barley just drilled, not up, soil not settled yet and a windy weekend forecast which could blow the soil around. Very little rain forecast here. Forget it or still...
  16. E

    BBC Farming Today.:Sybil Ruscoe speaks to one farmer who has decided not to plant food crops this spring.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gvdn from 9.25 min re....Tom Allen-Stevens... not exactly what I expected to hear.....
  17. Chris F

    China close their borders

    You couldn’t make this up.
  18. G

    Is the Government going to abandon conservation schemes ?

    The word is that all conservation scheme land is to be ploughed this year in case of food shortages. Tree planting schemes also cancelled.
  19. CRM AgriCommodities

    Volatility at its best: crude oil ▲25%, new crop UK wheat scores a fresh contract high

    Volatility at its best! Volatility was the name of the game once again today with new crop Nov-20 LIFFE feed wheat scoring a fresh contract high, Matif wheat touching a near 1-month high and CBOT wheat jumping as much as 6.3%. The weak Sterling continues to underpin domestic values as it was...
  20. davedb

    Homemade slurry equipment

    Hears a few pictures of the slurry equipment I’ve built over the last couple of years First was a 600m front reeler
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