1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Support for rapeseed from tight soyabean global balance

    After the USDA world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released last week, the global soyabean balance looks very tight. This tight picture can be expected to support the wider oilseed complex, including rapeseed prices, this season. Soyabean consumption ahead of production for...
  2. Bogweevil

    Beet neonics back

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/emergency-pesticide-authorisation-approved-to-protect-sugar-beet-if-specific-conditions-are-met Defra has today approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide treatment on the 2022 sugar beet crop in England only due to...
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    Situation Vacant Bee Farm Area Manager - Herefordshire

    Sector: Sustainable Farming The Opportunity: Do you have a passion for sustainable farming practices and helping wildlife by enhancing the environment? Are you looking to diversify and do something different from your everyday farm job? Are you hands-on and enjoy being outdoors, travelling...
  4. Agrovista News

    Innovation Range - Phosphorus Liberator

    Innovation Range - Phosphorus Liberator A soil-applied product that dissolves existing phosphorus locked up in the soil, making it available to plants and improving soil health. How it works Phosphorus Liberator contains carboxylic acid salt – an organic compound with the ability to break down...
  5. Agriland RSS

    PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Potash Development Association (PDA) has acted to update its fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape crops. A new advisory leaflet, published at the very end of 2021, relates the latest potassium (K), phosphate and sulphur requirements for...
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    Petition to reform the new landscape schemes

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/605451?fbclid=IwAR0zDM3eKF1BATEhfxgajx7lMtGGZINsFSORz-B-TawNqTQ9MAGVEN2PVnM We all know these need proposals are rubbish and all the money will go to large landowners and estates, so let’s get it reformed so it gets onto normal sized farms.
  7. TFF

    How contradictory EU policies led to the development of a pest doi:10.1111/gcbb.12922

    How contradictory EU policies led to the development of a pest: the story of oilseed rape and the cabbage stem flea beetle Authors: Patricia Ortega-Ramos,Samantha M. Cook,Alice L. Mauchline Abstract Oilseed rape can be used to produce biodiesel which can substitute non-renewable fuels for...
  8. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
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    Northern Ireland cereal growers

    Can any of you guys enlighten me as to how things work in NI (or the Republic for that matter). Trying to find out what hoops you need to jump through to sell to a maltster, flour miller or oilseed crusher for human consumption markets. In England we need to be Red Tractor assured to sell to...
  10. Jerry

    State of your crops -2022

    Well seeing as it’s new year and last years thread on this topic ram to 80 pages, thought it time to start a new one for this year’s harvest. I don’t have a lot of winter corn in but what I have is looking ok. The warm December certainly did no harm. A selection as off today. Graham after...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Challenging autumn weather underlines the need to tailor crop establishment approach to prevailing conditions

    Written by Jeff Claydon Establishing winter wheat on the Claydon farm during October with the new 6m Claydon Evolution 6 mounted drill. Despite a stop-start harvest and the very changeable weather which followed, Suffolk farmer Jeff Claydon was able to establish all the planned area of...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Neil White

    Berwickshire farmer Neil White calls for clarity and equity in their baseline carbon audit on his farm after six years of No-till Harvest 2021 was, in the end, better than expected. The crops came out of the wet cold spring looking respectable, but then continually improved to culminate in...
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    History of the GD

    Written by Tony Gent With over 60 years of farming, I have seen and been involved with so many changes, as a lad from working with horses and leaving school at 15 to working on my father’s smallholding with only 50 acres and a mix of cropping. The farm began to mechanise and expand, so did my...
  15. 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...
  16. jackrussell101

    What's this weed?

  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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.
  20. 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...