1. Clive

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
  2. Bogweevil

    Beet growers have a neonic seed treatment for 2021

    Statement on the decision to issue – with strict conditions – emergency authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed in 2021 Published 8 January 2021 Contents The process for assessment and decision-making The requirements for emergency authorisation The...
  3. N

    A Red Tractor Alternative

    So instead of paying for assurance which bakers dont even use on their bread labelling.... could farmers upload 10-20 photos per year of their stores, sprayer, combines, records etc to a free photo sharing site. On submission of photos, you get stickers. Run by Farmers for Farmers. the public...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Northern Ireland arable conference moves online for 2021

    Written by Rachel Martin Major Northern Ireland arable conference, the Agronomy and Business Management Conference for Arable Growers, is set to go digital for 2021. This online event, which is jointly organised by the College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), the Ulster Arable...
  5. S


    I had an email today, informing me how many points I need to get in the next 12 months. Considering we’ve been in the pandemic since March, and some of us have also been shielding, with no events, field trials or even close contact with agronomists . Don’t you think they would’ve rolled things...
  6. D


    Following on from the RT thread and as I’ve an inspection booked soon I’m just wondering about NROSO and the pointless points? It seems pretty much unachievable at the moment to gather any up and any course I’ve been on in recent years appears to be going over old ground as they run out of...
  7. casemx 270

    Looking For Work Drillman/Sprayer Operator/Arable Operator

    Looking for a full time and long term position due to impending redundancy Seeking new opportunities and challenges 20 years with current employer East Midlands area. Highly experienced with high hp tractors and trailed seed drills and self propelled and trailed sprayers up to 36 metres NRoSO...
  8. principal skinner

    Red Tractor

    Has anybody else received the following email, asking for how it should be run in the future Dear Red Tractor Member, As we move towards a new era in British farming, it feels like the right time to reflect on just how far we have come as an industry. Many of you have been producing great...
  9. Rob_AD


    Farming 180 acres cereals, currently in a share farming arrangement which is coming to an end. Going forward have to decide whether to buy a sprayer or use a contractor. In this area most contractors are silage and slurry focused, so spraying is secondary... What would you do? Is a second...
  10. TeresaM

    Strategic Cereal Farm Week - Winter 2020 - Join us for the results, discussion and a forward look

    Join our Strategic Cereal Farm hosts for a week of online activities based around our themes of managed lower inputs and building diversity above and below ground. 16 - 20 November 2020 David Aglen, Brian Barker and Rob Fox all host AHDB Strategic Cereal Farms. During this week, they will be...
  11. An Gof

    Red Tractor Chair sells out all members

    You couldn’t make it up 😡 The Chair of Red Tractor has sold out all members. Whilst she is happy to take farmers hard earned money whilst tying them in ever tighter knots she is happy to vote against food imports having to meet the standards of the organisation she presided over in the UK...
  12. D

    Militant here on Earth.

    We aren’t really are we? We know our place. People say jump. We ask how high? For how much longer will we be pushed around and accept being had over a barrel?
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Climate change: The challenges and opportunities for farmers, food production and the environment

    Written by John Swire BCPC (British Crop Production Council) and The Farmers Club, have joined forces, to stage a one-day seminar on Tuesday 22 September 2020, this is the fourth in the series of annual technical seminars. Climate change is set to remodel UK agriculture and the countryside...
  14. Syngenta UK

    NRoSO and BASIS Points - How to Claim from Autumn Guide

    Syngenta is committed to providing valuable tools and resources to help you get the best out of your business. How to claim your BASIS and NRoSO points Tools to help you AHDB Pest Bulletin - Pest reports are updated weekly throughout the season by Rosemary Collier in association with...
  15. Syngenta UK

    Choosing a winter wheat variety for your farm

    Growing for end Markets How to get the most from your Winter Wheat varieties Once you have decided on the crops you are growing, finding the most suitable cereal variety from such a vast amount of options can be difficult. There are many factors to consider from intended drilling date to end...
  16. J

    Roundup on skin

    Hello, at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident...
  17. Yorkshire lad

    Faulty nozzles

    I bought some Guardian Air 04 nozzles couple of months back Last night I went to roundup some barley. The first time I’ve used them Set off spraying and noticed pressure off the scale at 12 km/h Even at 10km/h pressure is 7 bar Nozzles don’t appear to be blocked but there is a variation in...
  18. D

    Farm assurance cost

    Yep it’s well known I’m not a fan. But it looks like we’re stuck with it for now. can anyone tell me the ballpark cost for a combined arable/beef audit on a 300 acre farm? just looking to see which outfit offer best value (if that’s the correct term😂😂) cheers.
  19. CropTec

    The CropTec Show 2020 still on track to be a face-to-face event

    The CropTec Show 2020 still on track to be a face-to-face event After months of event cancellations, postponements and transitions onto virtual platforms, farmers and agricultural organisations can rest assured there is at least one event still on track to take place face-to-face in 2020. Last...
  20. madbrains

    Looking For Work Wanted

    Experienced tractor/combine and sprayer driver with 35 years experience Wide range of skills with all combinable crops , fodder beet , daffodils and potatoes, Pa 1,2 and 4s and g Nroso member Fsooty finalist in 13 and 17 360 and dozer driver Full clean license Telehandler certs Chainsaw...