1. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57157094 Could be trouble ahead
  2. Farm Business RSS

    More Information Required Before Tenant Farmers Can Engage with New Environmental Land Management Schemes

    Written by John Swire The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has published the results of its recent Agri-Environment survey, which captured the opinions of approximately 200 farmers, 90% of whom where reliant wholly or predominantly on tenanted land. The Survey showed that the principal concern...

    Leather jackets

    Is there anyway of controlling leather jackets other than cultivation We have a field of spring barley that has been destroyed by them. The only place there is a crop is where we did some drainage in winter and we power harrowed over the repaired drains and any dumper wheelings and the crop is...
  4. G

    Pidgeons on sugar beet

    What can be done to stop them eating first leaves, first time we've had problems so recommendations . thanks
  5. beardface

    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
  6. B

    Enough rain to harvest?

    Had 65mm now in May and recorded nothing in April. Anybody want any more or is that enough to harvest and now we need sunshine. ‘cold and wet May is good for the grain and hay’
  7. Charles Quick

    Broadway Star Performance 2021

    Performance has been utterly pants on Sterile brome this year. Previous years it kills most of them, but always leaves a few stunted plants to return seed and continue the cycle. This year there are healthy plants all over the crop. Do I just put it down to the cold April allowing the brome to...
  8. steveR

    Charging Utilities for My time?

    I know I have seen mention of one or two doing this, and a spot of advice would be useful. I have been approached by Fisher German on behalf of STW, in relation to a project that might take place on a nearby Sewage Treatment plant. FG have sent me a letter asking for ownership details and also...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Use of the Crawler herbicide will be banned by November 2022

    Written by William Kellett Oilseed rape growers have been dealt a blow, following clarification from the CRD (Chemicals Regulation Division) that ADAMA’s carbetamide-based grass weed herbicide, Crawler, will not be available for use beyond November 2022. Crawler (600g/kg carbetamide) has been...
  10. Laggard

    Spring barley

    What has killed this spring barley? Looks like wheat bulb fly damage?
  11. Phil P

    Winter wheat T1 2021

    Ok, what are your plans for T1? Back in April when it was looking like another drought I was thinking keep it cheap! However we’ve now had A LOT of rain and 90% of the wheats are looking like they have some good potential. So, my and my agronomist thoughts are to go with a more robust T1 His...
  12. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  13. G

    Large grain merchant gone under.

    Anyone else hearing this in scotland?
  14. CPM RSS

    Carbetamide revocation confirmed

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) has confirmed that Adama’s carbetamide-based grassweed herbicide, Crawler, will not be available for use beyond November 2022. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Crawler (600g/kg carbetamide) has been a popular herbicide for the...
  15. B


    a good article in the sunday times business section about the drax powerstation, the article said that it imports wood chip from lousiana usa to burn in the powerstation to create electricity and gets nearly £900 million a year in subsities from the govt how the hell does all that make sense ...
  16. CPM RSS

    Innovation Insight – A breakthrough in genetics

    Written by cpm After 20 years of research and testing, LSPB has commercially launched two oilseed rape varieties containing a new resistance gene – RlmS – which claims to offer greater protection against phoma. CPM explores the breakthrough in genetics. Now is the time to have a new resistance...
  17. D

    Spring wheat

    What a difference in one year drilled the same date 4th of march Mulika spring wheat and the date of the photo is the same 8th of May
  18. CPM RSS

    Insiders View – Something to get Excited about…

    Written by cpm As oilseed rape continues to fight for its place in the rotation, improved genetics may encourage growers to be more confident in how it could perform. CPM reviews Dekalb’s latest TuYV resistant variety, DK Excited. Growers want to buy assurance. By Charlotte Cunningham AHDB’s...
  19. M

    Stubble to stubble rates

    What are people currently charging/being charged for a simple stubble to stubble operation on combinable cropping land?
  20. N

    Nitrogen on beans

    Anyone ever applied liquid N or N/Mg to beans to perk them up a bit? Look cold/pale/weevily.