First post on thefarmingforum.
We are a beef farm on former sandy heathland that we now graze and cut for hay. Soil is very light and sandy with some clayey bits but this is mostly SSSI. pH low 5’s so have just limed our two best forage fields at 3t/acre with the 2mm to dust stuff.....I...
From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520 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...
Just been doing the sheets for last application of fert to w and s barley. What rates of nitrogen are you applying to your cereal crops?
220kgsN/ha w wheat
200kgsN/ha w barley
125kgsN/ha s barley
Adjusted for any manure/slurry applied.
Have used 0.5l/ha Jaunt (Fluoxastrobin(75g/l) Prothioconazole(150g/l)
Trifloxystrobin(75g/l)) the last couple of years with good results( have both been very dry springs with low levels of disease). With the loss of CTL what are people using this year?
Written by William Kellett
Farmers growing spring wheat this year should consider applying foliar nitrogen to improve crop efficiencies and boost protein content in milling varieties.
Given that prilled urea or ammonium nitrate is only 60% efficient in ideal conditions – and can’t be taken up...
On 24 February the Government announced the introduction of E10. Following this. A press release from Vivergo fuels outlined its intentions to produce ethanol from “early-2022”. The Hull based ethanol manufacturer had closed in 2018. In that time we have seen the volume of UK wheat used by the...
Have I missed this thread or has no one started?
Mucked 2 weeks ago.
Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today.
Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes:
This is for spring barley.
How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
How are people finding them? I have the chance of an in stock new tractor with cp, I had previously ruled it out as unnecessary, would save £1k by waiting until august for a new tractor order or could have this one in a week or 2. That would actually suit me as can get it kitted up with new...
Evidence of infection in mid October drilled WB, don’t want secondary infection but guess given temperatures and low aphid forecast not worthwhile/not not good for environment. Conflicting advice from agronomists. Not treated in the autumn if that makes a difference. Anecdotally I find hybrids...
Written by William Kellett
Representatives of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland, England and Wales branches met with representatives of the Maltsters’ Association of Great Britain virtually for the first time.
Willie Thomson, chair of NFU Scotland Combinable Crops Committee said...
I think we could serve all sectors better without the cost.
Any uk scheme will already offer traceability through the passport so that is above imports already.
AHDB could offer all levy payers a an Ebay/tripadvisor site where buyers merchants could give good and bad feedback thus giving them...
As expected with world wheat prices high the past 8 months fert appears to be have followed its usual trend creeping upwards along with other costs, are we heading for a repeat of the early 2010s when we had a year or 2 of good prices followed by a price crash and costs taking a long time to...