1. Selectamatic

    Do I spray my spring barley?!

    Evening everyone. I sowed my own spring barley on the 20th of March, I called in on it tonight, to see whether it needs spraying or not…. It does… However, it’s got the barley awns poking out of the top of the leg!! I was amazed, it’s only been in the ground a few weeks!! Dad always said...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details on a new government database is less than a month away. Under new rules, those using PPPs and adjuvants must...
  3. Green oak

    Extase/Theodore blend.

    Has anyone does this. Both clean varieties. But one has a good sp weight and the other one poor. So should balance out. Could be a low spending blend of wheat on paper. Just thinking out loud.
  4. cb387

    Gene Edited crops coming to the uk

    Never mind that the technology must be years away but : The production of gene-edited crops is to be sped up to help guarantee British food supplies in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian blockades are preventing the export of key goods such as wheat from the country, leading to rising...
  5. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  6. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  7. News

    Rapid disease testing saves farmer £1,600 on Septoria treatment.

    Spring Septoria pressures in wheat are reported to be high to medium across much of the UK thanks to proven rapid disease testing that’s helping agronomists and farmers to manage disease risk with accurate data at their disposal. And one farmer has saved £1,600 on Septoria fungicides from a £70...
  8. CPM RSS

    Bean crops under disease pressure, warns PGRO

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Growers are being warned that downy mildew is highly prevalent in bean crops this season, with the disease even hitting winter bean plants at levels that would warrant treatment, according to the PGRO. According to the PGRO, infection has been...
  9. Hereford21

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    Last year we harvested spring barley in a 20 acre field then moved straight to winter barley in the same field. After the winter barley harvest this year we want to rotate the barley to a different silage field and grow grass on it again, but my dad mentioned growing forage rape on this field...
  10. Agriland RSS

    NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are generally a little ahead of normal. This is a direct result of the relatively mild spring, after a winter of good...
  11. Northantsplants

    Help needed with fungicide spray timing

    Hi All I am researching the potential for using one of our novel organic bio-fungicides in conventional cereal crops. The product in question is chitosan, which can be used in the UK/EU for fungal disease control. For more details see: I was...
  12. eagleye

    problem with Bateman RB25

    I have only been using the sprayer for a couple of months but today it seems to have the application rate fluctuating wildly and wont stay on the target rate for more than a few seconds. Anybody any ideas where to start?
  13. An Gof

    WW T2

    Flag leaf fully emerged on the KWS Extase so the T2 has gone on today. Applying 1.25L/Ha Revystar + 5Kg EpsoTop.
  14. snarling bee

    My direct drill and cultivation trial 2022

    I have split a heavy clay field into 4. Direct drill, shallow cultivation, Plough and shallow discs with low disturbance to 200mm. This is the first year. 5th winter wheat, straw removed, FYM and compost applied April 2021 in previous crop. Unfortunately the grass weeds seem to have suddenly got...
  15. Greythundercloudys

    Silage grant in Republic of Ireland 100 euro a hectare.

    Just read this 100 euro a hectare for the first 20 hectares to help with prices of plastic etc, nothing over here. Surprisingly enough.
  16. Adama News

    Trial Data for Soratel (prothioconazole) for superior disease control

    A UNIQUE, HIGH PERFORMING PROTHIOCONAZOLE Soratel for superior disease control A novel prothioconazole fungicide which uses a unique formulation to offer improved cereal and OSR disease control compared to the current market leader. SORATEL features ‘AsorbitalTM’ formulation technology...
  17. C


    is it possible to make a living off 350 acres in arable
  18. teslacoils

    Sprays & Their Cans 2022 Season

    This stuff is not cheap. Fancy lid. And ......ffs a foil! Is this 2002? Even a £15 tub of stabilan is foil free? Is is this extra waste to comfort me that this is legitimate gear.
  19. Flat 10

    Who thinks the AHDB is well run and provides value to their business?

    As above. Interested to see the answer to the above simple question. I think the current consultation is merely tinkering at the edges. I can only speak for cereal farmers but interested in responses from all farmers to get a sense of feeling as it seemed other sectors were disappointed with the...
  20. Flat 10

    EfficieNt 28, ENhance etc application

    Anyone using these urea based foliars this year in an attempt to cut back on expensive N? If so how do you plan to apply them? In a mix with T1 or T2 fungs? Or separately? Water rates? I was only planning on applying 28l ha to apply equivalent of 40kgs conventionally applied N (or maybe a tad...