1. G

    Large grain merchant gone under.

    Anyone else hearing this in scotland?
  2. G

    What to do?

    Hi all, 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...
  3. teslacoils

    Recommend Me A Milling Wheat

    Heavy land milling wheat variety needed. Needs to stand; thresh; and have an aggressive growth type. Needs to be fairly "showy" in early spring so I can feel good about it. Thoughts? Gp1,2,3 all fine.
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. Fergieman

    N Rates Applied

    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.
  7. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  8. Laggard

    Planet Spring barley fungicide

    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?
  9. Richard Devon

    Lely centerliner superbowl

    What causes a centerliner to throw too much fert behind the tractor - it looks greener where the tractor has been than out over the 20m bouts? Too high, too low, incorrect pitch?
  10. Agriland RSS

    Farmers advised to use foliar N on spring wheat for maximum returns

    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...
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How much wheat will E10 ethanol production use?

    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...
  12. Laggard

    N on spring barley Pre drilling

    Anybody put all the nitrogen on before drilling? Would it affect germination?
  13. J

    Spring drilling 2021

    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?
  14. Andrew1983

    JD command pro

    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...
  15. F

    BYDV spring treatment?

    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...
  16. Agriland RSS

    ‘The overall picture is positive for malt and malting barley’ – NFU Scotland

    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...
  17. H

    Could a self assured scheme be better than RT?

    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...
  18. Steevo

    Who do you sell your grain to?

    As above. Hopefully the poll choices should cover the majority.
  19. Tealo


    Can anyone tell me the disadvantages to tarriffs on food imports that we can produce ourselves? I can only think of long term advantages so I must be missing something? Cheers
  20. Bossfarmer

    Input inflation followed by a PRICE CRASH?????? deja vu

    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...