oilseed rape

  1. Against_the_grain

    Lime trees

    Looking at planting a row of trees alongside a ditch between two fields. Firstly will this cause issues with leaves blocking the ditch in the Autumn? I would like to plant broadleaved lime trees as I think they would good but reading around it looks like they attract aphids and I don't want this...
  2. jackrussell101

    What's this weed?

  3. Agriland RSS

    Tillage: Are you practicing a five-minute fallow policy?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Many UK tillage growers now practice what they call a ‘five-minute fallow policy’ as they strive to improve the sustainability of their farms. In practical terms, this means going in with the seed drill to plant cover crops as soon as the combines...
  4. Direct Driller Magazine

    Industrial Hemp - Understanding the Opportunity for UK farmers

    This article was “Written by Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, Nuffield Scholar 2021 Hemp, Cannabis with a low level of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has seen a global upsurge in interest in the last decade. This has been driven by the growing popularity of CBD as a food...
  5. P

    hydrotreated vegetable oil for boiler

    Has anyone converted their heating boiler from keosene to HVO, am looking for ways to reduce pollution without massive cost increase.
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus September 2021 I am currently bathing in post-harvest bliss. I haven’t actually been through our results in detail yet but I am aware of the general highs and lows. With twelve months of observation of what has looked good and what could have looked better, I am...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  8. CORK

    Variable rate N

    Hi all, I’d like to hear what people’s experiences have been like with variable rate N. I’ve been looking at the Yara Atfarm system and it looks quite accessible for the likes of me (not into too much tech and not farming 1000’s of acres). I’m not looking at this because of the current N...
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Winter cropping continues to regain ground for harvest 2022

    Yesterday, Defra released their final estimates for the 2021 UK arable crops. This allows us to look at our Early Bird Survey of planting intentions results at a regional level for the four main crops; wheat barley, oats and oilseed rape (OSR). The results show that on a regional level there are...
  10. T

    Concerned about Red Tractor collapse.

    With the cut in funding from AHDB and the pending creation of a new competing scheme, surely RT's days are numbered? What will that mean for those of us who are signed up for assurance if RT goes under? Will we still be able to market our produce or will the alternative schemes take us on if...
  11. Agriland RSS

    New ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape emerges in UK

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A variety of the fungus that will heighten the ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape and other brassicas has been discovered in Europe for the first time. Specific sites have been identified in Southern England and Northern Ireland. The...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds

    Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds 327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement 1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...
  13. N

    NrOSO points

    Where can you gain more points,done the normal,but still short.
  14. Elsoms Seeds

    Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance should give Lightning an edge

    Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance should give Lightning an edge New two-row winter barley looks another winner from the Elsoms-Ackermann stable With a December 1st ex-farm spot price of £204/t, up from £142/t a year ago, and with a solid reputation as being one of the best...
  15. CPM RSS

    AHDB Recommended List – Traits for success

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF The 2022/23 AHDB Recommended List sees a whopping 37 new varieties added across wheat, barley, oilseed rape and oats. CPM attended the launch to find out more. Specialist traits are more important as growers look to adopt IPM. By...
  16. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – Establishing profits

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Using risk management strategies is essential for keeping oilseed rape in the rotation for one Northamptonshire grower. CPM finds out how his latest investment in a broadcasting system has been part of that. Autocasting helps to conserve soil...
  17. CPM RSS

    Tech Talk – Improving the pulse of farm rotations

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF New pulse varieties can help farmers shift rotations towards more regenerative techniques. But are today’s varieties good enough, and is their agronomy up to scratch? CPM finds out. Nutritional impact on subsequent cereals is extremely useful –...
  18. Defra Farming

    UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Plant Protection Products) February 2013

    Details The UK’s longstanding and rigorous pesticides regulatory regime and other existing statutory and voluntary controls, incentive schemes and research programmes, mean that it is well placed to prepare a comprehensive and effective National Action Plan (NAP). The Government has communicated...
  19. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Crop conditions improve compared to last year

    Today we release our first crop condition report for the 2021/22 growing season. This report summarises the condition of major GB cereal and oilseeds crops as of the end of November 2021. So, what do the results show? Crop development as of November 2021 The weather was kinder this autumn...
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