1. CPM RSS

    Don’t delay blackgrass tidy up, warns Hutchinsons

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Agronomy firm Hutchinsons is urging growers to push on carefully with follow-up grassweed herbicide treatments as long as conditions allow this autumn, rather than risk delaying control until the spring. Mild weather combined with good levels of...
  2. Corteva Updates

    Stewardship tools enhanced as farmers prepare for propyzamide applications

    Significant upgrades to Corteva Agriscience’s Kerb Weather Data tool will help growers and advisers be even more precise when timing oilseed rape herbicide applications this winter. The data is relied upon by growers across the UK to identify the best time to apply AstroKerb® or Kerb® Flo 500...
  3. RAF

    Winter bean herbicide

    Can decide weather to pre em or post em them, either Nirvana and Centium 360, or I have got some banned Forban { bentazone } i could use post em. be ok in spring ?? ground is clay. tia
  4. H

    Pre ploughing and pre emergence spraying

    Quick question for advice . Agronomist want to spray off stubbles before ploughing ,where there is very little weeds , and then spray again with pre -em after drilling . I'm not sure whether this is right or not as I can't see the point in spraying twice with the expense of sprays . Also I want...
  5. CPM RSS

    Grassweed control – Cost to pay if don’t delay?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Delayed drilling is the backbone of grassweed control programmes, with mid-October the ideal in blackgrass situations. But with drills moving from mid-September, where does that leave grassweed control. CPM finds out. When it comes to drilling, low...
  6. CPM RSS

    Grassweed control – Time after time

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Though a number of crop protection products have come and gone from the market over the past 60 years, Avadex has remained a constant feature. CPM takes a look at the lifetime of the product and the ever-changing weed picture. There...
  7. CPM RSS

    Grassweed control – Diversify to spice up weed control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Variety may be the spice of life, but it’s also said to be the best way to get the most out of grassweed herbicides and avoid resistance problems. CPM looks a little closer. One of the biggest issues for all grassweed management is the over-reliance...
  8. 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.
  9. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – No compromise in blackgrass battle

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Experience has shaped a multi-tool blackgrass strategy at Troston Farms in Suffolk, with crop productivity the key priority. CPM visits to find out how it’s developed and what part new chemistry will play. Yield is king. Compromise that and you...
  10. G

    The Anyone finished yet thread

  11. W

    Early Christmas for arable producers?

    So some very impressive yields and prices being bandied about on the Combinable price tracker thread. Is it premature to say it would appear 21/22 is set to be a brilliant year for UK cereal growers - asking for a friend...
  12. D

    Complexity kills small businesses?

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. If all I did was grow one particular crop or concentrate on one particular enterprise then my life would be whole lot easier and most likely more profitable. I think this is what has changed re small mixed farming businesses. Whether it’s sheep...
  13. Zippy768

    Are these two grasses the same?

    I assume the top pic is Soft Brome? Is the second pic the same?
  14. jackrussell101

    Is this blackgrass?

  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  18. Charles Quick

    Broadway Star Performance 2021

    Performance has been utterly pants on Sterile brome this year. Previous years it kills most of them, but always leaves a few stunted plants to return seed and continue the cycle. This year there are healthy plants all over the crop. Do I just put it down to the cold April allowing the brome to...
  19. CPM RSS

    Carbetamide revocation confirmed

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) has confirmed that Adama’s carbetamide-based grassweed herbicide, Crawler, will not be available for use beyond November 2022. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Crawler (600g/kg carbetamide) has been a popular herbicide for the...
  20. CPM RSS

    Regenerative agriculture – Biology comes first

    Written by cpm Download PDF For the regenerative agriculture grower, the question this autumn is not so much which wheat variety is the most resilient, but how resilient is the system it’ll be placed in. CPM assesses the priorities. We have to live with pathogens – rather than seek to defeat...