1. Brid @ ADAS

    Free entry available for Oilseed, Pea and Bean YENs

    Hope it's ok to post. For the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) this year, we have several sponsors interested in covering the cost of entry for oilseed, combinable pea, and bean growers. This means you may be able to become a YEN member for free this year. There are multiple benefits to being a...
  2. WillB

    Cover crop before Spring Beans

    We have dabbled with cover crops previously, albeit on a limited basis and with no fixed conclusions. As part of our SFI scheme we are looking to put cover crops in ahead of spring beans. We are on heavy soils but they are regularly (annually) mucked and so the two main aims are to keep hold of...
  3. Brid @ ADAS

    Share your thoughts on crop rotations

    ADAS is conducting a short survey to understand the benefits that OSR brings to a rotation and how factors, such as the loss of the basic farm payment, ELMs, loss of active ingredients and climate change, are likely to affect the most profitable sequence of crops in future rotations. We would be...
  4. solo

    Unusual business model

    Just been sent this. I didn't realise running a combine was so cheap 🙄or maybe the straw is going to be dear. 🤔 I would like to see how the business model stacks up🤣
  5. D

    In Field, Straw Chopping, Using a Silage harvesters.

    Hi all, I'm looking to chop Straw after a Combine with a Percision Chop Silage Harvester. I'm looking for the best option. Spec: Reliable good at chopping dry Straw. Parts Availability, good price. Tractor Size 120-150 Hp. Why: There is a grant available to chop straw to improve Soils...
  6. Jerry

    Harvest date prediction?

    3 or 4 weeks?
  7. M

    Grain sales

    Is there a market to sell non assured grain/rape and the like ? TIA.
  8. EddieB

    Poppies coming in Spring Linseed

    As per title I have a flush of poppies appearing in my spring linseed. Not yet in bud. The question is what is likely to be the most detrimental to crop yield, leaving it as it is or spraying with something like Metsulfron-methyl?
  9. Farmer Ben

    OSR 2021

    Having researched as much information about the flea beetle as possible and been interested in the current crops in the ground, which generally look good. Do you think we’re starting to see more natural predators? I’ve recently read a paper from an Entomologist who suggested it would take 10...
  10. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  11. Manny

    Linseed Price.

    Does anyone know the ex farm price for linseed at the moment please?
  12. Agriland RSS

    NIAB Soil Hole to be demonstrated at Cereals

    Written by William Kellett Most farmers will dig a hole to assess their soil health, but it’s not often they get the chance to literally get below ground to assess the impact of different crops on soil structure. However, at this year’s Cereals Event (June 30 – July 1) in Lincolnshire, farmers...
  13. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  14. 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...
  15. Farm Classifieds

    Massey combine spares

    Massey combine spares Advert added by: mark baker Machinery Details Category: Combines Combine Parts Price: £2500 Condition: Used Description Lots of spares to fit fergies. Some used, some new spares. Rape sieve invaluable for rape, and linseed Loads of...
  16. Oscar

    Handler temp gauge never gets very high ??

    Bit of an odd one [ usual story is it gets too hot !]but my handler , 09 reg LM5040 [no air con] hardly gets temp gauge into green segment even if using for hour road trip or loading lorries . It gets no where near half way in green but also notice heater is not really working ie its slightly...
  17. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  18. T

    Centurion max in linseed and peas

    Has centurion max got an eamu for use on spring linseed and peas? if it is ok to use what timing restrictions are there?
  19. Hutchinsons News

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever Converting a standard land metered drill into a variable rate drill has never been easier or more affordable with the launch this spring of a new variable drill conversion kit, Omnia E-Seed. Developed by leading crop production specialists...
  20. Sid

    Simply ban the use of Brazilian Soya Instead of writing a strongly worded letter get some balls and ban the use of it in animal AND human food. If I get an issue I am sure the line" well I wrote them a letter" will see me right!