1. W


    Know it's miles early. What's he collectives thoughts now CTL has passed on. Is Iodus (Laminarin?) any use on Septoria and Mildew (plenty of peatground) or is it a case of Folpet with fingers firmly crossed? In the West so Septoria is the main target.
  2. colhonk

    How to kill Rye grass

    Axial Pro does nothing. Would Pacifica Plus maybe do the job this spring?
  3. le bon paysan

    Nitrogen question

    Split dose 2/3 1/3 or all in 1. It's urea. 300 kgs/h.
  4. CPM RSS

    Cereal diseases – Thoughts on the season ahead

    Written by cpm Download PDF One of the main discussion points since the loss of chlorothalonil (CTL) has been how to shape fungicide programmes without it. CPM sits around the (virtual) table to gather some views. The quickest way to break new chemistry is to use it as a fire brigade treatment...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Cereals 2021 crop plots have wintered well ahead of planned show

    Written by William Kellett The crop plots at the Lincolnshire Cereals event site have wintered well and are going into spring in strong shape, according to the event agronomist and site manager. A key feature of Cereals, the crop plots present visitors with a chance to see the latest varieties...
  6. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – Slowing sensitivity shifts

    Written by cpm Download PDF Septoria is a bit of a shape-shifter when it comes to single-site fungicides. Minimising selection pressure and maximising control using both cultural and chemical strategies is the focus of two major AHDB projects. CPM reports their findings. It’s really difficult...
  7. F

    OSR Damage

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

    Wheat rolling after freeze

    Hello, I have wheat at tillering stage and it got freeze injury. It has 3 tillers, sown october 5 2020 and got very extensive leaf necrosis. So it is in stress now and would be ok for rolling or i have to wait.
  9. MrA.G.

    Winter Barley advice for novice

    Long story short is that I’m a new entrant dairy farmer who sold most of our beef cattle to fund the project hence we are down in numbers and have planted some winter barley which will be a useful feed. As per below picture I think it has potential and I don’t want to ruin it. Are there any...
  10. K


    Has anybody got much experience with frowning pumpkins? Contemplating trying to grow an acre or so on our strawberry field/farm shop. Are the input costs expensive? Difficult agronomy? Do you need specialist machinery for planting, cultivating? Tia 👍
  11. Bogweevil

    Easy to harvest soybean varieties

    A new study has shown that soybean could be more widely farmed in the UK. The report’s authors from Rothamsted Research say the crop, which is currently only grown in very limited quantities, could be more successful across southern England. Climate change will mean it could also be grown for...
  12. S

    What's your preferred trace element mix?

    I usually buy an IBC of Manganese every year and lash a bit on with the sprayer. I've done tissue tests in the past because I felt they were relatively dear and I wasn't gaining a lot. But I still use the manganese for the barley even though I'm not sure its any measurable difference. But given...
  13. wellingtonfarmer


    Anyone consistently had success growing lupins?
  14. N

    Poly N Plus

    anyone used it?
  15. CPM RSS

    BioScience insider – Primed for defence

    Written by cpm Innate defences against disease come at a hefty price to the plants themselves. CPM finds out how a novel biostimulant mitigates this cost using plant metabolites to prime plant defences and nutrients to sustain them. Like most things in nature, optimal metabolic function is all...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Can biofungicides deliver effective crop protection?

    Written by Agriland Team A new generation of biofungicides is now coming on stream in the UK, backed by claims that they can deliver disease protection that is on a par with their ‘synthetic’ counterparts in crops like winter wheat. A case in point is Iodus, from UPL. The product contains the...
  17. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – Dig down to preserve potential

    Written by cpm Following a good result from her in-field fungicide trial, one Cambs grower resolved to get a better understanding of the part played by the soil. CPM checks in to find out. Keeping the solar panels clean ensures the crop is working efficiently to convert sunlight into biomass...
  18. Wynnstay

    A Novel Approach to Crop Nutrition and Biostimulation

    The timing of nutritional inputs to the maize crop is usually early in the season, either applied to the seedbed pre-drilling or early post-emergence up to the 4- 6 leaf stage. Nitrogen (N), phosphate (P) & potash (K) and foliar applications of micronutrients are important at this early timing...
  19. Serup

    Spring wheat vs. spring barley

    How common is spring wheat in the UK? In Denmark it is almost non existant. I have to grow a lot of spring crops, because of cover crops. I can use wheat to feed my cows. Barley we would rather not feed in these amounts. My history with growing barley to malting specification, is not...