1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields?

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields? Written by Lindsey Anderson, Humberto Blanco, Mary Drewnoski and Jim MacDonald, Published in CropWatch from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Separation of crop and livestock production can degrade soil and other natural...
  2. steveR


    I seem to have had a very successful year with willowherb and can see a lot of new seedlings growing on a wheat stubble, adjacent to a block of summer fallow land (now cultivated up) where it set seed, and blew...! The stubble in question is going into a DD Spring bumblebird mix next, but I am...
  3. 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...
  4. CPM RSS

    OSR herbicides – Changing perspective on blackgrass control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Could blackgrass in oilseed rape be managed differently to reduce the losses of propyzamide to water? Some work being conducted by Stephen Moss on behalf of water companies seems to suggest it’s possible. CPM finds out more. The majority of...
  5. CPM RSS

    Pushing performance – Hold on a bit longer

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Keeping herbicides where they need to be is crucial for weed control, crop safety and for minimising potential losses to the environment. CPM digs into new research which shows not all adjuvants have the same effects on herbicide movement in the...
  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. B'o'B

    YAGRO sell out to Frontier.

    Just had an email saying YAGRO have sold to Frontier. I've used YAGRO a lot for buying almost all my Ag chems, some Fert and a bit of fuel when in a hurry. Not sure how/if that side of it will work anymore, email says more about their data/pricing side of the business. How long can Frontier...
  8. J

    Has anyone planted Beans and Maize together?

    Interested in this concept. We only plant around 20ha a year for forage, and I saw something about inter cropping beans into maize and the beans climb up the maize stalk. Whether it would work or not would be the question, higher protein would be one good thing, something that Maize severely...
  9. J

    uk going gm

    no thread on this? it could be the biggest elephant the eu could restrict all your ag exports let alone the carry on here in irl with the border
  10. G

    Wheat into orbit

    Up£3.75 today!!!
  11. G

    Starting to get worried about the wet weather ?

    Here in my part of Yorkshire it is raining every day, im starting to get worried about getting drilled up this autumn again .Hows everyone else doing ?
  12. Agriland RSS

    Genomic editing: Genetically modifying – what’s the difference?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research is trying to make great play of the fact that genomic editing is not the same as genetic modification. In reality this is just a play on words: Genomic editing is, in fact, a form of genetic modification (GM) plus. I make this...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Carlisle maize trials target new ways to boost yields

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Maize growers and contractors from across the northwest got an insight into the latest varieties and growing techniques when Hutchinsons opened the doors to its Carlisle Regional Technology Centre in Cumbria this month. It is the 12th year that...
  14. leroyo8

    Herbicide selectivity trial site search

    Hi All, I am looking for farmers who are drilling winter wheat in early October and would be interested in hosting a herbicide selectivity trial around Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Please do contact me if you are interested or are able to point me in the right direction and...
  15. bobk

    Brome control in wheat

    Got a couple of fields with brome inherited from shitty sb seed last year , best and most cost effective control please Broadway Star in the spring Was going 3 litre Pendamethlin and picofenolin in the autumn ,
  16. Agriland RSS

    Added reasons to not rush into winter cereal drilling this year

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland It may be tempting to drill winter cereals promptly as soon as conditions allow, but there are multiple reasons not to drill too early this season if you have grass weeds, says Paul Gruber, regional technical manager for agronomy firm, ProCam. High...
  17. H

    We need a shallow cultivator

    We seem to be getting a worsening weed problem in no till winter wheat because there’s no chit pre drilling due to no soil movement so when we then drill where we slot the seed we germinate weeds, in particular ryegrass. even if we glyphosate prior to drilling although there’s hardly anything to...
  18. MDPI

    Conservation Agriculture as a System to Enhance Ecosystem Services 2021

    by Somasundaram Jayaraman,Yash P. Dang ,Anandkumar Naorem ,Kathryn L. Page 2,* and Ram C. Dalal 1 - ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh, India 2 - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia 3...
  19. britt

    No till spring beans

    Is anybody doing any good with notill spring beans ? I had a good crop about 6 years ago, but done no good since. There always seems to be a reason, wet spring late sowing, dry spring after drilling, too shallow because the discs were too worn etc. A friend that ploughs before drilling often...
  20. B

    is it worth it

    spending 125/a on N fert for second wheat ?