1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Frost risk remains for Black Sea crops

    A relatively mild winter continues to be kind to winter crops across Europe and the Black Sea. But, this also continues to leave crops more exposed to frost damage if temperatures drop. These are some of the key points of the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report, out yesterday. Mild...
  2. 7

    Drought 2022.

    Looks like 2 weeks without much rain.......:cool: We'll pay for this later in the year, probably during haymaking / harvest... :rolleyes:
  3. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about rewilding

  4. B


    I know its been discussed a million times before and everyone has there own preference, but its time for a new pair of boots and I'm fed up with Redbacks not lasting for more than 6 months. Has anyone got a pair of Mongrel boots? Are they as light as the Redbacks and as comfy? How do they...
  5. Extreme Optimist

    German Meat Policy

    Some interesting thoughts on meat production in Germany. https://www.dw.com/en/germany-sees-battle-over-cheap-meat-flare-up/a-60281299?fbclid=IwAR1nSd-WcGgmueBZ6ooyLj1WiSZxHqMFi-OikU9Q8BknGEbYh3bRCRnD2l8
  6. Agriland RSS

    Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland’s rivers

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland’s rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought. The positive role they can play in water resource management, as well as in...
  7. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  8. R

    Marginal Litres

    I've just caught up on John Roche's ADHB presentation on marginal litres. I also saw him give a similar one at Positive Farmers a few yrs ago. To anyone that's not seen it, the gist is that in spring calving grazing systems, feeding concentrates (or other bought feed) brings significantly more...
  9. Agriland RSS

    PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Potash Development Association (PDA) has acted to update its fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape crops. A new advisory leaflet, published at the very end of 2021, relates the latest potassium (K), phosphate and sulphur requirements for...
  10. KW Alternative Feeds

    KW Feedcast - 11 January 2022

    Welcome to the first Feedcast episode for 2022. Chris Davidson is with us once again to update you on what has happened over Christmas and give a forward look at the commodities markets. Over the Christmas break everything has remained bullish, really continuing the general themes around the...
  11. Rothamsted

    New Targets for Crop Genetic Improvement Found 2022-01-11

    Rothamsted scientists have made a series of unexpected discoveries within the wheat genome which they say should lead to new wheat varieties over the coming years. Looking at almost 1300 of the ‘promoter’ regions that regulate the activity of genes in 95 different commercial, landrace and...
  12. paul&mandy

    Fattening lambs off grass

    Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs. Turnips will be possibly out of the loop. Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
  13. beardface

    Cocksfoot ley (thinking out loud again)

    So with fert and chem prices where they are I've been thinking of alternative short term leys as an alternative to spring cropping. Thinking a 2 year ley sown by latest mid September. FYM after wheats off, cultivate, leave a couple weeks spray off then seed. Mix would be Cocksfoot Meadow...
  14. J 1177

    David Handleys piece today

    Good morning FFA Well at least – and at last – we have some clarity on future farming policy in the UK, or at least the current George Eustice version of it. We are to devote ourselves mainly to returning everything to nature while producing one or two niche products in the few bits of land...
  15. W

    ASDA will only support British when it's cheap

    What else could we expect, supermarket with absolutely no Morals.
  16. Cab-over Pete

    Bloody hell Clive!…..

    ….you jammy bugger! On TV with the lovely Rebecca Wood.
  17. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    South American weather supporting markets

    In December we mentioned that dry weather in parts of Brazil and Argentina, caused by the La Niña event, was having an impact on soil moisture. These concerns are growing due to recent weather in Brazil and Argentina, which has in turn been supporting markets. On 27 December, Chicago maize...
  18. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  19. B

    UK sinking under an ocean of debts?

    Very sobar reading in yesterdays mail newspaper, i quote, national debt £2.3 trillion, interest on debt this year £64bn, thats nearly double the cost we spend on the uk armed forces, defence? So what happens say in 10-20 years will most of the tax income the govt gets just go on paying the...
  20. TFF

    RB209 Section 1 Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use

    The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland. Click the Download button to get the full report. About RB209 The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the...