1. G

    UK supermarket to make plant-based food range cost the same as meat equivalents

    Economics of scale are taking place with meat alternatives, in a few years your average meat free sausage will cost the same as a Meat sausage - subsidies play a role as well...
  2. Zippy768

    Fusarium score of maize variety

    Not sure if this is better here, or dairy. How important and relative is the fusarium score of a maize variety when being followed by wheat?
  3. Hutchinsons News

    Don't drop guard against yellow rust and Septoria

    Don't drop guard against yellow rust and Septoria Recent cold, dry weather may have reduced the immediate disease pressure in cereal crops, but growers cannot drop their guard against yellow rust and Septoria at the main spring fungicide timings, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons warns...
  4. M


    I'm not an arable man but keep an eye on hat's happening and am interested in the way the industry is headed. A fella near us has been sowing spring barley after getting caught out in the back end and left with a few hundred unsown acres. Most fields were disced twice, subsoiled, roterrad...
  5. W

    Which copper product on wheat

    What are people using, I have for the last few years noticed pinched ears, and presumee it's copper deficiency. Whi h products are you using and when?
  6. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
  7. D

    That bloody quorn advert

    Ok who’s seen it on the idiot lantern? Gets on my nerves (which probably means it’s worked as it’s stuck in my mind) Lets hope we get some good adverts for quality British meat as a better alternative to that processed crap! Only trouble is the outfit with the ‘best known brand’ in...
  8. 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.
  9. Wigeon

    Thick spring oat volunteers

    I would be most grateful for the collective wisdom on the following; I have a 25ha field of thick spring oat volunteers courtesy of august storms. I sprayed it pre drilling wheat, but it didn't work well and the oats kept coming. It only got half drilled and that drowned. Anyway, it looks...
  10. B

    Winter linseed

    Winter linseed looks pretty sick with this cold weather anybody got any experience? Will it bounce back?
  11. S

    How much you paying for Seed Barley?

    Planet £430. Is that about what it is?
  12. Barleycorn

    Back to traditional farming or hobby farmers?

  13. Selectamatic

    Spring feed wheat - good idea?

    Hello! As the title asks really, what’s to look out for when growing spring wheat? I’m not after top quality milling stuff, just a bit of feed...
  14. britt

    Farming is Changing

    I've just read the latest DEFRA booklet that came in the post this morning. It all sounds great, I just hope it live up to expectations.
  15. principal skinner

    Red Tractor

    Has anybody else received the following email, asking for how it should be run in the future Dear Red Tractor Member, As we move towards a new era in British farming, it feels like the right time to reflect on just how far we have come as an industry. Many of you have been producing great...
  16. Marius

    Wheat disease? Help identify .

    Please help identify wheat disease. I only have this one picture. Was in the rush to finish harvesting. This was winter wheat after OSR. Quite a lot of rain during the summer. Grain in these affected ears were shriveled and lightweight. I don't think much of it ended up in the tank. Overall it...
  17. Billhook

    Volunteer Spring Beans and Spring Wheat

    We cultivated a couple of our fields ready for drilling Winter Wheat and Winter Beans. Of course it has not stopped raining ever since and we actually have a couple of fields that look as though they have been drilled, even seem to have drill coulter lines but they are all shed seed from last...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Why do we have to treat our Soils like dirt?

    by Nick Woodyatt, Soil Fertility Consultant at Aiva Fertiliser Normally when starting an article there is much gnashing of teeth and wandering around the garden, or pub in my case, deciding on how to help and enlighten our industry (hopefully). But seeing as it did not stop raining during the...
  19. A

    Demand for vegy / vegan food and drink seems to have increased so much...

    Demand for it seems to be increasing. My local Sainsbury’s now has a fully vegy isle like Asda does, and no meat counter anymore. I can’t say it’s not worrying since 10 years ago clearly that wasn’t the case. I was looking it up and milk consumption is all time low. (I used to be a dairy farmer...