1. G

    The coming famine

    With fertiliser doubled in price, and possibly unavailable worldwide in 2022 due to factory closures, it doesnt bode well for harvest 2022 Add in the senseless tree planting on arable land and clearance of hill sheep for trees, the loss of pigs to landfill, we could be facing a major shortage of...
  2. Agriland RSS

    New ADAMA regional agronomy manager for North East England

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Global crop protection company ADAMA has appointed Jodie Littleford as the company’s new regional agronomy manager for North East England. Jodie joins the company from ProCam, where she spent the last two years working as a trainee agronomist and trials...
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  4. CPM RSS

    Bayer’s 2021-22 SpotCheck initiative opens

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative has opened for the 2021-22 growing season with a new, simplified sample pack request process. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Oilseed rape growers and agronomists can request a sample pack direct from Bayer’s website...
  5. R


    Just been reading an article online that shows countries arent sovereign, it's a reposte from the eu commission about a polish courts decision claiming some EU law is contrary to polish law. In a strongly-worded initial reaction, the European Commission said the decision on Thursday raised...
  6. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  7. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  8. B

    is it worth it

    spending 125/a on N fert for second wheat ?
  9. Steevo

    Will you be looking to take part in the future SFI/ELMS scheme? - 21/09/21

    Quick poll following on from Janet Hughes Q&A yesterday. Based on your current understandings of the scheme today, will you be looking to take part in the future SFI/ELMS scheme? Poll will close in 10 days
  10. Spudmaster

    Wolverine Wheat performance?

    We grew a small area last year; wasn't overly impressive although it did sit with very wet feet for quite some time - so difficult to make a real call on it's real performance. Following agronomist advice, we are putting in a much bigger area this year. Before finalising drilling plan - would...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Jsmith2211

    Spray license

    Hello all, I'm looking at digging our old sprayer out of the shed and fixing the pump then using it for spraying off grassland and round the borders of fields with roundup. It's only a 12m sprayer so can't do the arable with it. Do I need a sprayer license for that? I was thinking I could...
  14. phr49

    Ergot in Spring wheat

    See Ergot tolerances have been tightened up this harvest does this mean if you can see it on lump of wheat it will need dressing out or is there some guidance say 1 ergot kernel per kg of wheat is too much ? If it has to be gravity separated to remove how much per tonne can you expect to pay ...
  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?
  16. D

    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. daveydiesel1

    Roundup onto cuttin ground

    Going today to put roundup onto some ground were cuttin silage off was wonderin what was the quickest i can cut it after sprayin as dont want to wait til its startin to change colour
  19. C

    Hybrid Rye

    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts/experinces of this are
  20. W


    How are people getting on with zyatt since it was released? Protein? Yield (grain and straw), bushel? Fungicide spend?