glyphosate

  1. Ukjay

    Bracken!!

    Good evening. In light of Asulam only being available in IBC Qty and controlled heavily, and the fact that I do not wish to eradicate everything around and entwined in the bracken that seems to like growing around our area - what options are left available to help kill it off the bracken? I...
  2. CPM RSS

    New guidelines published to prevent glyphosate resistance

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Practical glyphosate application guidelines have been published by the Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG), which aims to help arable growers reduce the increasing risk of glyphosate resistance developing in grass weeds. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The...
  3. ADAS

    New guidelines published to prevent glyphosate resistance

    The impending problem of glyphosate resistance After 40 years on the commercial market, glyphosate is one of the most frequently used herbicides in UK crop production. Much to the relief of ... Continue reading...
  4. Farmer Ben

    OSR 2021

    Having researched as much information about the flea beetle as possible and been interested in the current crops in the ground, which generally look good. Do you think we’re starting to see more natural predators? I’ve recently read a paper from an Entomologist who suggested it would take 10...
  5. S

    AB9 Acreage and direct drill

    Thinking about applying for about 60 acres of AB9 in a Mid Tier application, it seems to be within the rules of the scheme but seems like a lot of acres to put down to the scheme on a 400 acre farm. Has anyone else done this? We are thinking about direct drilling it next year into temporary...
  6. J

    Blackgrass

    Yes it is that time of year again, when this beast of a weed appears above and below the crop! Rogueing is the worst job on the farm in my opinion so it would be useful to hear from some agronomists. We have very low levels on this farm but is it worth rogueing? To be sure of removing all the...
  7. J

    Replacing an oak tree

    We lost this tree in a storm 2 years ago and the deer really miss the shade in this current weather. they do have shade at the bottom of the field but there is no breeze there and they also like to be able to see what is going on around them. I want to plant 4 or 5 individual oaks...
  8. D

    ELMS in the real world.

    Have just been having a read of some current threads: https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/worsening-blackgrass-ryegrass-problem.347526/ https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/dd-turnips-into-permanent-pasture-without-glyphosate.347601/...
  9. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  10. D

    How Do I Avoid the Wet Winter Slump?

    The wet winter has really tested us this year on the heavy clay land. We have different scenarios: 1. Ploughed nicely late summer, drilled a bit late in the autumn, November. Not terrible but a low plant population in the worst areas due to drowning. What had survived looks good but it’s too...
  11. GAM

    Docks!

    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  12. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  13. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  14. Syngenta UK

    Ryegrass Issues Mapped Out

    Identifying the spread and the severity of ryegrass will help to prioritise agronomic decisions on affected fields, advocates Syngenta grass weed specialist, Georgina Wood. Those decisions could include alternative rotations, more competitive cropping choices and how to prioritise farm...
  15. steveR

    Best "inflation proof" farm investments?

    Been seeing a couple of articles about the worrying likelihood of a ramping up of inflation before long... Sprog 2 works for a investment and wealth management outfit, and they are spreading investment risk on the basis of an increase. As anyone over mid 40s will be very aware of, it's not good...
  16. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers.

    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/small-farms-have-a-huge-role-to-play-in-our-sustainable-future-charles-prince-of-wales.346859/#post-7580667 Good for him i reckon.
  17. Greythundercloudys

    New spray but no licence.

    Guy along the road got a new sprayer this week, he's spraying rushes etc on his farm, but l can bet he's not got a licence or what ever you need to use it or does grandfather rights still count if its only used on your farm.
  18. V

    Which spray?

    I put in a field of rape and Italian last year with the intention this year to cut once and then spray off before short second cut to put in a long term. It hasn’t been shut out long and grass is looking well as I also scratched more italian in this spring to make sure but now there’s a few...
  19. beardface

    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
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