1. ilovebalingtoo

    Regerative grazing sheep breed?

    What breeds of sheep would suit a regenerative grazing approach, obviously a shedder but is an easycare the answer or something like a wiltshire horn more suitable for a hardy type grazer of more rough pasture?
  2. F

    Guardian again miss lead the public in their ongoing mission to vilify farmers..... What it is with these pilllock/moron/fkwits who want us to farm fewer animals but use more animal manure and...
  3. CPM RSS

    Pulse Progress – Finding favour for faba beans

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF A new study, led by the PGRO, has observed the combined effects of perimeter trap crops and semiochemical attractants to manage pests in faba beans, in a bid to help growers reduce their reliance on insecticides. CPM delves into the...
  4. CPM RSS

    Farmers wanted for wireworm research project

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Researchers from Rothamsted are asking farmers and growers with a wireworm problem to get in touch to help them develop new control methods. Wireworms, or click beetle larvae, are a major pest of cereals and root vegetables, and seed treatments...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Dammann develops adjustable nozzle positioning on sprayers

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Recent efforts to reduce the amount of pesticides being applied via sprayers tend to centre on identifying individual weed plants in a crop and eliminating them with a directed dose of herbicide. While attention is being focused on this aspect of field...
  6. F


    Anyone seeing many or sprayed for them this year? Seeing quite a few the last few evenings. Agronomist says it’s past the stage of worrying about them! Is that the case mid flowering.
  7. Flat 10

    Black bean aphids on beans, worth controlling now?

    As above. NO flowers left so no risk to bees. Don't normally treat because of this and usually worse on headlands, but these are right through the crop now. Above 10% headland threshold but not there in yet in the centre of field. Plants with big colonies on are really suffering but I guess they...
  8. L

    Whats wrong with this spring Barley?

    Some of the leaves are showing this yellowing, 1st noticed it when I was spraying it with Jaunt on 28th May, it has got slightly worse since then. If it doesn't get any worse from now on it won't affect the yield much but does any one know what has caused it?
  9. Agriland RSS

    Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details on a new government database is less than a month away. Under new rules, those using PPPs and adjuvants must...
  10. Green oak

    Extase/Theodore blend.

    Has anyone does this. Both clean varieties. But one has a good sp weight and the other one poor. So should balance out. Could be a low spending blend of wheat on paper. Just thinking out loud.
  11. C

    Biodiversity offsetting - Anyone done it?

    Looking for anyones experience, Ive been approached by two companies now regarding offsetting associated with nearby housing developments (on separate fields ) - One hasnt made any offer yet the other is offering £23k/ha upfront and £950/ha for 30 years linked to inflation - 0.5% with a 5% cap...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 .
  14. puppet


    In the Telegraph reported as if the whole of UK is spreading digestate which is far from the truth. I suspect it is all concentrated in some areas and of course no indication as to how plastic gets there in the first place by people flushing stuff and finding its way into our sewer system. If...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. S

    AB7 Whole Crop Cereals in Countryside Stewardship 2023

    Looking for advice on AB7 - Whole Crop Cereals in Countryside Stewardship. I’m converting to organic before Jan 23 so would be growing an organic whole crop to put in our clamp. What would be the best spring whole crop be for making silage to finish cattle? Can it be a combination of a...
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    Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies impact large, developed economies, according to a new study. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the University of Reading have shown that pollinator declines and...