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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Dow Shield® 400 controlling weeds in game cover crops

    Written by John Swire Game cover crops for shooting and wildlife and wild bird seed mixtures need careful management, starting with reducing the weed population which will help their establishment. This can be challenging, as often there are mixtures of different crop types established in the...
  2. Ormond

    Spring barley BLW control and rates

    Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley. 75g/ ha counter sx 0.3 l/ha Pixxaro Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
  3. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  4. gellis888

    Linseed volunteers in grass ley

    I have a field which was put into grass after linseed (late) last September. It hasn't established very well and the linseed volunteers, as you can imagine, have done very well not being sprayed off. I was told they could be grazed off with sheep before they get too 'stemy' in the spring. But...
  5. CPM RSS

    Weed control – Groundsel leads a new weed challenge

    Written by cpm Download PDF Changing field conditions and grower practices may have shifted the spring weed spectrum. CPM gathers in-field advice and hosts a webinar to highlight best practice. Overall, we’ll see a reduction of autumn-germinating weeds, but a greater diversity of species...
  6. J

    Rear discharge spreader beaters

    Looking to buy a cheaper end rear discharge spreader but are the beaters ok or past it ? Not going to be spreader loads each year Will this hold up to the job I know you get what you pay for the rest looks ok How much do you think its worth Bunning 75
  7. T

    Cranesbill in winter barley

    I’ve got a problem with large cranesbill in winter barley. The barley was direct drilled into wheat stubble which had received 4L/ha glyphosate a few days prior to drilling. Unfortunately it would appear that large cranesbill won’t die from glyphosate. I’ve now got dinner plate sized cranesbill...
  8. Jerry

    State of your crops?

    Given the late drilling date and the amount of rain that’s gone on them I’m pleasantly pleased with the state of my crops. I do have two small fields that are below par but most are looking well. How are others looking? Wheat and barley below, no rape this year but locally it looks well.
  9. Corteva Updates

    Adopt good stewardship principles when tackling blackgrass in oilseed rape

    Adopt good stewardship principles when tackling blackgrass in oilseed rape Oilseed rape growers are being encouraged to follow water stewardship best practice as the key period for controlling blackgrass begins across the UK. The application window for AstroKerb® (propyzamide + aminopyralid)...
  10. Corteva Updates

    Weather data at your fingertips to optimise timing of AstroKerb and Kerb

    Weather data at your fingertips to optimise timing of AstroKerb and Kerb Corteva Agriscience will be providing weather data by postcode on their website and on Farming Online, as they have done in the past, but now with greater ease of access through their popular Arable App. Designed for both...
  11. Corteva Updates

    Cereal growers urged to follow tried and tested herbicide programmes this autumn

    Cereal growers urged to follow tried and tested herbicide programmes this autumn Corteva AgriscienceTM says farmers growing winter cereal crops should persevere with early-season herbicide programmes wherever possible as changeable weather hits much of the UK. The company says skipping a...
  12. M

    Groundsel.

    I would like to nominate the above as cover crop champion 🏆
  13. Greg101

    Mowing before/after rotaional grazing.

    I've been wondering how many other people have the same ideas as to whether or not you should mow in a rotational grazing system as I do? I should propably clarify that the type of mowing i am refering to is the mowing most people do to keep brush and invasive species down. I think if you have...
  14. Flintstone

    Wheat drilling 2020

    Go on, someone must have started...
  15. Feldspar

    How often to mow flowery grass?

    Not quite sure where to post this, but figured more people on here likely to know the answer. I drilled some AB8 grass mixture with flowers in last autumn. It had quite a lot of annual weeds and grasses so I have mowed it at regular intervals. Have mowed about 4 times now which feels like quite...
  16. Corteva Updates

    Yield-topping PT279CL is leading Clearfield variety again

    Yield-topping PT279CL is leading Clearfield variety again Pioneer’s PT279CL winter oilseed rape has proven to be the highest yielding Clearfield® variety in independent AHDB Recommended List trails for the second year running. Provisional harvest data shows that the variety has returned a...
  17. O

    Glyphosate alternative?

    I would like some suggestions based on general knowledge and experience please. Last year, when I was unable to do any work for most of it, I had an influx of a weed that had first noticeably appeared the year before. Unfortunately most of it seeded last year. The commonest weeds have changed...
  18. Headless chicken

    Weed value

    Am I right in thinking that this is fat hen? If so can I graze it off with dry cows? in a spring reseeded that looks like there is very little grass. Had a barely cover crop of that changes anything?
  19. Corteva Updates

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops Specialist crop growers have been unfortunate in the last few years as they are denied active ingredients, either as products are revoked or as they go through re-registration and lose crops and uses. But the classic post-emergence...
  20. Derrick Hughes

    Fat Hen Weed

    I've moved from cropping
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