1. R

    Spraying fungicide and side effects

    Hi all, We're moving onto a small acre of land with a house in the middle, surrounded by fields. Cabbage and wheat I think. Please excuse my uneducated stance and questions but I'm struggling to get info from the local famers. Lived in the area for 17 years but this new house is just outside...
  2. M

    Fund raiser for BYDV because I was told that it's a figment of my imagination

    As the title says ,,,,,.
  3. Agriland RSS

    Farmer-led aphid monitoring could reduce pesticide use in tackling BYDV

    Written by William Kellett A new study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has concluded that a simple field-based monitoring system, run by farmers, could help reduce the use of insecticide spraying to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereal crops following the 2019 ban...
  4. teslacoils


    So, T2 has always been the big spend. Is this Revystar the complete dogs danglies? Because £45/ha gets me a lot of other chem.
  5. RobertTheEngineer

    Reseach on the Impact of the Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides and What is Next in Farming.

    Hi all, I am a student at Imperial University London trying to understand how the banning of bee-harming pesticide has affected your farm and trying to come up with the next generation of the drone-based precision pest control system. It would be amazing if I could have a chat with you about...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

    Written by William Kellett Following an exceptionally dry spring in 2020, many were hoping for a more ‘normal’ spell of spring weather in 2021. However, the weather over the past month has been predominantly dry for most, along with being exceptionally cold, with the Met Office provisionally...
  7. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  8. JJT

    Doesn't sound good What the hell's this fert thats being sold!
  9. W

    Wages for employee

    Hello everyone. I’m looking for some advise please.. I was on the books two years ago on 9.50 a hour, after working all the hours under the sun it worked out on my overtime I was taking home 5.80 a hour after my deductions. I spoke to boss and said this ain’t fair why would I work extra to take...
  10. J

    Winter oats not looking happy at the moment!

    Has anyone got red/brown tipped leaves. Agronomist thinks its the cold dry weather we've had, I hope anyway! He said other clients have the same. Sprayed 10 days ago with 1.25 l Chlormequat 0.5 l Tubosan 0.1 l Moddus 0.4 l Starane 21g Ally Max Started spraying after 10 in the morning and...
  11. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  12. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  13. Cowabunga

    The squeeze on milk and meat continues...

    From today. Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week. Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable...
  14. CPM RSS

    Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the...
  15. CPM RSS

    Potatoes – Integrated approach for PVY

    Written by cpm Download PDF Seed potato producers are leaving no stone unturned to slow the proliferation of virus in British stocks, with straw mulches and mineral oils set to compliment systemic insecticides as part of a robust integrated pest management (IPM) strategy this year. CPM finds...
  16. Nufarm News

    Nufarm bundles biological expertise under the NuBio umbrella brand

    Nufarm bundles biological expertise under the NuBio umbrella brand Duesseldorf, 09 March 2021 – Australian crop protection expert Nufarm has been offering biological solutions for almost 20 years. To provide customers with better guidance in their purchasing decisions, the company is now...
  17. Laggard

    Cabbage seed weevil

    Didn’t spray last year’s OSR with any insecticide. Unfortunately there was a lot of damage from brassica pod midge. Haven’t used any insecticide on this year’s OSR either but wondering if I should spray for cabbage seed weevil this year?
  18. pgilliat

    Pollen Beetle in OSR

    Has anyone else seen a mass arrival of pollen beetle in there oilseed rape in the last couple of days? Any thoughts on what the cold weather will do to them?
  19. Hutchinsons News

    App takes crop walking to new level

    App takes crop walking to new level A new version of the Omnia Scout app has been launched to make it easier for growers and agronomists to share crop walking information and update field records remotely. The iOS app is a complete rebuild of the original Omnia Field Scout app, that allows...
  20. Laggard

    Compensation if you suffer yield losses from Virus Yellows

    Plenty of ways BS can get out of paying any compensation. Looks as if you don’t plant enough area you won’t receive “full coverage”. “If requested, provide evidence of the aphicide sprays applied if aphid thresholds reached in accordance with BBRO recommended practice” Sounds to me if you don’t...