1. Agriland RSS

    Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while band spraying herbicide only within rows. According to Lemken, this is now possible courtesy of its Steketee...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Industrial Hemp - Understanding the Opportunity for UK farmers

    This article was “Written by Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, Nuffield Scholar 2021 Hemp, Cannabis with a low level of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has seen a global upsurge in interest in the last decade. This has been driven by the growing popularity of CBD as a food...
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Clive Bailye

    R and R ………….. September 2021 Harvest 2021 was the second in succession where the combine saw no rapeseed through its 12m header. At least this time it was planned, as not an acre was planted following the 100% loss of our 2020 crop. This we redrilled with Linseed after finding most of the...
  4. G


    Just curious to know what peoples thoughts are on Spring vs Autumn (August/September) drilling of Lucerne. To date we have only established in the spring, but no rain in May really slowed it down, the flip side is grass weed competition in the Autumn, being organic we don't have the option of a...
  5. 4755dave

    Avadexer build.....my way

    So Much thinking Lots of digging round in the nettles And a new box of tea bags I've begun the build of an avadexer pack....
  6. Agriland RSS

    Amazone gives details of medal-winning Directinject system

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Despite Agritechnica not going ahead the business of the DLG (German Agricultural Society) continues apace and it recently awarded a silver medal for innovation to Amazone for its Directinject system. The manufacturer believes that flexibility in the...
  7. CornishRanger

    Ploughing permanent pasture

    After some advice/guidance. Anyone on here applied to plough permanent pasture? We have taken on a tenancy where the grassland has all been down long enough to be classed as PP and needs ploughing really. I've found the relevant paperwork on the gov.uk site, just wondering if people had previous...
  8. Bigjon44

    Winter beans

    Anyone's beans come through the ground yet??!! Planted ours back at start of November and still not showing!
  9. H

    DD’ing spring beans in to a thick cover crop?

    I have a cover crop of oats, vetch and bit of radish and mustard. It’s knee high and a lot thicker than I was expecting (even using about 50% of the advised seed rate). General plan was to spray off about now then drill spring beans with a Rapid when conditions allow (probably late March as it’s...
  10. Direct Driller Magazine

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide?

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide? Written by James Warne form Soil First Farming Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO has been used for years to improve the distribution and performance of soil acting residual herbicides along with other uses such as a solvent, coolant, and...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds

    Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds 327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement 1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...
  12. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – Poised to step up control

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF A new addition to the herbicide toolbox presents opportunities for growers grappling with grassweeds. CPM visits a North Yorks trial site with a Real Results pioneer to discuss how to refine strategies. Controlling grassweeds is like a...
  13. A

    The benefit of rolling

    Got rained off when rolling a field of newly drilled winter wheat and it never got finished. Took this 3 weeks later slugs have hammered it where it hadn’t been rolled. Won’t make that mistake again!
  14. Chris F

    Metribuzin and Potatoes

    Could anyone explain what metribuzin is used for on potatoes and its application time and windows please? It's not a product I am familiar with. I have found these product names in the UK Acorix 70 WG Generic Manufacturer: GLOBACHEM nv, MAPP: 18755 Discus Parallel Manufacturer: RAAT...
  15. Farmer Fin

    BASIS beet help

    Hi I am doing my BASIS and have no knowledge of beet. Could someone give me a copy of their typical spray programme? DM if you like. Thanks
  16. Agriland RSS

    AEM makes environmental case for precision agriculture

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Hot on the heels of John Deere reporting an increased uptake of its Precision Ag offerings, the American AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) has bolstered the swing towards IT technology with a survey of the environmental benefits it may bring...
  17. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...