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    seed prices and availability

    Im getting the vibe from from my arable pals that like everything else the price is rising but more concerning is the availability and delivery time , are others in the same boat waiting for seed
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Impressive yields from new varieties despite stop-start harvest

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Despite catchy August weather that has left many farmers with the usual harvest headaches there have been some notable performances from several new varieties being grown for the first time, including two new winter barley varieties, that have exceeded...
  3. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  4. G

    Guy Smith's response to FW article on AIC rules.

    What's he talking about. I don't get his argument. We say we want AIC to allow UK grain to have same intake requirements as imports. Guy is waffling on about government, neonics, and watering down RT rules to lowest common denominator is bad. We're not talking about lowering RT rules, we're...
  5. CPM RSS

    End of sales date nears for Escolta

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Sugar beet growers are being reminded that they only have until 30 November 2021 to purchase Escolta for the 2022 season – with a use-up period of 12 months following the end of sales date. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The deadline follows the...
  6. moretimeforgolf

    Winter linseed drilling

    Just wondering when others with experience of winter linseed think is the best time to drill? I know some will have got theirs in already but I’m in Kent so was thinking mid-September? @Flintstone was early last year but don’t recall seeing how it performed.
  7. Hutchinsons News

    Early Disease control in OSR

    Early Disease control in OSR Use disease risk forecasts to plan appropriate and timely spray programmes for oilseed rape crops this autumn is the advice of Dr David Ellerton, technical director with Hutchinsons. Light Leaf Spot and phoma stem canker are the two main autumn diseases of Oilseed...
  8. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  9. M

    Wheat blends survey for article in CPM magazine

    Hi everyone I'm writing a piece for CPM magazine next month looking at wheat blends and would really appreciate some help to understand if you're growing them, why, and what are the key factors you're looking for when you put together a blend. To help answer these and generally gain some more...
  10. CPM RSS

    Potatoes – Early or late?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Every day is a school day in farming, so what lessons have been learnt this season? CPM discusses late blight and alternaria with Eric Anderson. A balanced fungicide strategy is the only viable option for the long-term. By Lucy de la Pasture As...
  11. CPM RSS

    Forward-thinking farmers – A complex picture

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Zymoseptoria tritici has always been a challenging pathogen to control, partly because of its latent phase but also because of its shape-shifting ability to evade fungicide modes of action. CPM explores how molecular chemistry is both clarifying and...
  12. leroyo8

    Looking for farmers around Gloucestershire/Worcestershire area interested in hosting OSR trials.

    Dear all, This might be a long shot but worth a try. I work as a field trialist for Staphyt ltd based in Bicester, Oxfordshire where we carry out efficacy and residue small plot trials to test crop protection products in order to help support research/registration of products. We are looking...
  13. CPM RSS

    Fungicide resistance – Chasing the Red Queen

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF After more than 40 years in plant pathology, a career which Bill Clark describes as often ‘squatting in crops’, he finally hung up his wellies at the end of July. Earlier that month he sat down with CPM to reflect on what’s changed in that time, but...
  14. CPM RSS

    Research briefing – Agronomic need determines success

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF One of the biggest concerns growers have about applying biostimulants is whether they will see a return on their investment. Years of research and development at Omex indicate a targeted approach will give the best results. CPM finds out more...
  15. davidroberts30

    Fungicide use V crop biomass

    Just wondering about this Say for example I had a cereal crop that would yield 2ton of grain and 1 ton of straw per acre Would it require half the fungicide compared to a 4ton crop and 2ton of straw?
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    Seed Treatment

    Anyone use “Tiros” seed dressing last autumn?…. Secondly do many of you use any seed treatment on HSS … I was thinking of sowing this autumn with no seed dressing.. Any opinions would be helpful… thanks 😊
  17. ajd132

    Wheat blend problem

    Started on a farm in feb and they have been growing a blend of kerrin, crispin and gleam. I’ve sent a few loads into central store and the bushel is really low. The crops look good but aren’t yielding as much as they look. Bushels around 68. Had t0 teb, t1 .8 ascra, t2 1l revystar, t3 azoxy +...
  18. kiwi pom

    Crop Failure

    Just watched a YouTube video of Mike Mitchell in Canada starting his harvest. The drought has meant there's virtually no crop but he's out there with the combines trying to collect up enough lentils for some seed to plant next season. It sounds like its not a rare event either. Got me wondering...
  19. P

    anti con/dr!pstop a gimmick?

    any thoughts? is it a waiste of time? seems like it needs to be cleaned down with fungicide every year and causes problems with timber purlins...
  20. Clive

    N prices end UK milling wheat production?

    Given current N prices my calculations say milling wheat is no longer viable vs feed unless premiums increase significantly anyone else thinking similar ? will everyone grow more feed ?