1. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  2. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...
  3. casemx 270

    Lack of insects

    I see they keep banging on about insect decline when out on the sprayer especially with a flowering spray on the osr ( no insecticide) I saw plenty of insects and butterflies .
  4. T

    Ewe lamb wintering crop

    What’s the best fodder crop for wintering ewe lambs on? Ideally to last until April. How many acres to keep 3-400 on? I don’t think our land would be good enough for fodder beet.
  5. Agriland RSS

    BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A Co. Down cereal grower has confirmed that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) has caused problems within his 2021/22 winter barley acreage. Allan Chambers told Agriland: “The barley in question was sown out last September. The BYDV issue has only...
  6. CPM RSS

    Growers advised to check sugar beet for aphids

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Sugar beet growers are being urged to check crops for aphids after surveys show increasing numbers of peach-potato and green wingless aphids. The Rothamsted Insect Survey has recorded the first peach–potato aphid (Myzus persicae) catches of 2022...
  7. Yale

    Is it time to look again at Nicotinoid dressings to control flea beetle.

    With the massive issue of cooking oil supply world wide would it be prudent for the government to at least scrutinise any data since the ban to see if there is a genuine argument for the reintroduction of this seed dressing. Surely this is an emergency measure which could be introduced which...
  8. 4

    Sclerotinia on rape

    cant make my mind up wether to spray or not , its been cold and dry here ,rape more or less in full flower no petals on leaves, reckon we might do more damage with the sprayer than benefit , agronomist wants to as a precautionary measure , whats everybody doing ps agronomist wants to go twice
  9. Agriland RSS

    Research: Multi-year management plan needed for leatherjackets

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland Leatherjackets are causing significant challenges for farmers in the western region of Northern Ireland as they struggle to manage the pest without the availability of chemical control substances. The challenge of leatherjacket presence in grassland was...
  10. R

    Pollen beetle

    A lot of pollen beetle in osr today with these warmer temps. Is anybody spraying for them as very few plants have started to flower yet.?
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Use your single insecticide application on fodder beet crops wisely

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business “With only one application of Teppeki (flonicamid) permitted for use on fodder beet crops this season use your one allowable application effectively. This will prevent a build-up of either black bean aphid (Aphis fabae) or peach potato aphid (Myzus...
  12. CPM RSS

    Innovation Insight – The right trait at the right time

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF BYDV resistance puts wheat growers within tantalising reach of an insecticide-free crop. CPM tells the story of the breeding triumphs that brought it to commercial reality. A non-chemical solution is exactly what’s needed, both for the...
  13. Badshot

    SFI pilot

    Well I have had it with this now. Emails still aren't coming to me direct, so I am missing some fairly important ones I think. The amount of nonsensical rubbish coming out is overwhelming, there's nobody listening to us when we ask questions, utter shambles. The rewards do not add up at...
  14. spin cycle

    spring bean sowing

    to late now?....or how much time left?
  15. Breckland Boy

    Beet '22

    Made a start drilling today. Direct into an ex 2 year ley. Reasonably confident that it won't blow.
  16. Jack Russell

    Sprayer operator health check

    Has anyone managed to find a gp or doctor that will do a health check for sprayer operators? We are advised we need to offer it but can’t find any info on what the doctor needs to test for and who could actually do it. Our gp hasn’t got a clue about it.
  17. W

    Neonictonoids propoganda by bbc

  18. Corteva Updates

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost As the UK’s oilseed rape growers make their winter variety choices, getting plants established as quickly as possible will be a clear objective. Every farm will have its own strategy but the goal for all will be to go into the winter with...
  19. Corteva Updates

    Corteva Agriscience building new Biologicals portfolio; selects M2i for first global agreements

    Corteva Agriscience building new Biologicals portfolio; selects M2i for first global agreements Companies will jointly develop and globally commercialize pheromones for crop protection Wilmington, Del., USA and Saint Cloud, France - May 19, 2020 — Corteva Agriscience, a leading pure-play...
  20. CHAPs News

    Farmers wanted for battle against CSFB

    Farmers wanted for battle against CSFB A project to develop a biopesticide for Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle is looking to recruit farmers to help shape the eventual outcomes. Funded by a grant from Innovate UK[1], Agri-Tech centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) is working in collaboration with...