1. Jsmith2211

    Spray license

    Hello all, I'm looking at digging our old sprayer out of the shed and fixing the pump then using it for spraying off grassland and round the borders of fields with roundup. It's only a 12m sprayer so can't do the arable with it. Do I need a sprayer license for that? I was thinking I could...
  2. D

    A Degree in Agriculture?

    What exactly do people gain from it? Farming is 90% hard graft and 20% inherited nowse innit? I “did” engineering and without that I’d be well n truly felled as an arable farmer, though my old man taught me more of that than uni. The agronomist specs the chemicals, I did PA1 and 2 and FACTS. I...
  3. TheEarlOfMoray

    Lorry driver shortage

    How bad is it? I asked a rep to get my rape shifted asap this morning as need the space for barley but he said he would try his best but can’t promise anything due to the lorry driver shortage in the country. Personally think he’s at it but could be wrong.
  4. TFF

    TFF CPD Points

    TFF has teamed up with BASIS and NROSO to allow members to apply for CPD points - an acknoweldgement of the amount of technical information available on TFF. You can also now apply for Dairy Pro CPD Points via TFF! To apply for the points you must be an 'active' member of TFF. You must also...
  5. W

    NFU shafts Red Tractor

    The NFU has fully supported the new trade agreements the government has setup as well as fully supported the removal of BPS. At the same time they have also supported the incoming ELMS scheme as well as the SFI pilot. It’s widely acknowledged and even confirmed by some local NFU offices that...
  6. 7

    Basis and nroso

    i thought it was the case that if you were on the Basis professional register (50 points per year) that Nroso would automatically accept those points as good enough for them. Its worked like that up till this year, but now nroso are asking for a separate points tally for them, anyone else having...
  7. Henarar

    Agricultural personal number plates

    They seem to make a lot of money for what they are. Always thought it was just posers that would have such a thing. What do others think ?
  8. Greythundercloudys

    New spray but no licence.

    Guy along the road got a new sprayer this week, he's spraying rushes etc on his farm, but l can bet he's not got a licence or what ever you need to use it or does grandfather rights still count if its only used on your farm.
  9. Sonoftheheir

    Spraying Weather 🤔

    How come local mr big farmer can spray in any conditions? -
  10. G

    Should AHDB charge a levy on imported grain?

    Was suggested earlier today in another thread. Thoughts?
  11. Syngenta UK

    Early moves to target wild oats

    Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate. Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are...
  12. T

    PA1 and 2, Sprayer MOT and NRoSO

    Are PA1 and 2, Sprayer Mot and Nroso all necessary LEGAL requirements for people outside crops assurance?
  13. W

    AHDB cereals poll and Red Tractor

    Would you support a cereals exit vote if ahdb do not “fix” the marketplace distortion caused by Red Tractor? AHDB financially support Red Tractor every year to the tune of £250,000.
  14. D


    Is anyone else struggling to get their NRoSO points?
  15. G

    Poll: Should NFU be lobbying AIC to change their rules?

    So, as we know, AIC have a set of rules which make market access for imported grains into our UK mills relatively easy. Yet the AIC rules make it much more difficult for UK produced grain to access these UK markets. Crazy isn't it. This is a straight forward issue, and one which is...
  16. B

    pa1 certcificate

    My son has lost his pa1 and 2 certificates. ( god knows how he managed that). How do i find out his certificate no, (needs it for assurance)? Used to be city and guilds were cert body not sure now. Any advice please.
  17. Syngenta UK

    Guide your way through spring agronomy decisions

    The incessant and extreme wet conditions are now presenting huge challenges for every farm’s spring agronomy and cropping decisions. Plans are being urgently reevaluated and rejigged to set priorities for treatment, with a watchful eye on deadlines for timely spring crop establishment when a...
  18. Clive

    The UK Farmers Union - is it time ?

    First off lets get this clear - TFF is a independent knowledge exchange platform for farmers, it has no remit or ambition to lobby or represent UK farmers is any way. Topics discussed by members on TFF are led by those members, of which I am just one. The below post is my opinion solely as...
  19. Clive

    Todays Red Tractor Webinar - My questions

    Lets see if any get asked ............ do not hold your breath !! Q1 -"Guy Smith stated in the Farmer Weekly podcast: “Clearly that [Red Tractor Assurance] is over the top where routine co-mixing is happening.” “Co-mixing will always be a problem.” “I want to investigate the possibility of...
  20. W

    Cancel your NFU membership now

    There’s loads of threads about Red Tractor and within them loads of moans about various quangos within all the Ag sectors. Guys and Gals for christ sake just cancel your NFU memberships tonight. Send emails to you local secretary informing them you are cancelling because of the likes of Red...