1. snarling bee

    My direct drill and cultivation trial 2022

    I have split a heavy clay field into 4. Direct drill, shallow cultivation, Plough and shallow discs with low disturbance to 200mm. This is the first year. 5th winter wheat, straw removed, FYM and compost applied April 2021 in previous crop. Unfortunately the grass weeds seem to have suddenly got...
  2. Bigjon44

    Groundsel in wheat

    Got a smattering of quite tall groundsel in a field of wheat.is it worth doing anything or will anything do anything at this stage to take it out or not too worry about it
  3. Bigjon44

    Runner bean herbicide

    Any decent stick bean pre ems now linuron finished?
  4. Jackov Altraids

    How does feed for livestock affect those commodity prices?

    I assume that livestock farming has its origins in being able to convert the non-edible plants into food, to make efficient use of summer surpluses and be a food supply in winter and to eat any waste while their waste had many uses. I recently asked my feed supplier how much of the concentrate...
  5. R

    Sprayer tank cleaning between crops

    If you've been spraying su herbicides on cereals, then want to spray sugar beet. I use a tank cleaner such as All clear / tank cleaner Usually with the rinsings I have a stubble field which I would opt to spray on. If not, does All clear / tank cleaner have any effect spraying back onto...
  6. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  7. D

    Controlling groundsel?

    Annoyingly, I see that I've missed a strip in one of my wheat fields, which is nearly at T1, and a large patch of well grown groundsel is very noticeable. What can I use to kill it, given that all the chemicals in the spray store don't say that they will control it? Presently I have Eagle...

    Pea, bean and oat mix pre emergence

    Going to sow a mix of peas, beans and oats for wholecrop, is there anything I could pre em them with without harming something in the mix
  9. shumungus

    Wholecrop choices.

    Wanting to reduce meal use next winter. Suckler to beef and sheep enterprise. No grain storage facilities. Wanting to grow grain and put in silo along with grass. What are the pro's and cons of wheat versus osts versus rye. Never grew grain before, educate me.
  10. Jack Russell

    Sprayer operator health check

    Has anyone managed to find a gp or doctor that will do a health check for sprayer operators? We are advised we need to offer it but can’t find any info on what the doctor needs to test for and who could actually do it. Our gp hasn’t got a clue about it.
  11. chester

    Groundsel control

    Struggling with controlling groundsel, used Tribenuron last year at 30g/ha, seemed to work best when mixed with tebuconazole, so what adjuvants would have the same characteristics as teb? Is there anything else that would give more reliable control, don’t want to use Dff as I think it kills soil...
  12. 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...
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide?

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide? Written by James Warne form Soil First Farming Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO has been used for years to improve the distribution and performance of soil acting residual herbicides along with other uses such as a solvent, coolant, and...
  14. jon9000

    Post emergence bean options

    We I didn't get my beans sprayed..... was going to apply kerb and pdm post emergence however agronomist is concerned that the kerb will knock yield... which is a real pita. So the other option is pdm followed by centerium max. I have low levels of bg
  15. Phil P

    Is it way too late?

    To drill winter barley now? Long story short (probably won’t be 😂), just finish drilling the the last 50ac block of wheat today and I’m left with a little 5ac field that was supposed to be the last field and destined for a first wheat. Anyway turns out I’m a bag of seed short 🤦🏻‍♂️ don’t...
  16. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  17. bobk

    Brome control in wheat

    Got a couple of fields with brome inherited from shitty sb seed last year , best and most cost effective control please Broadway Star in the spring Was going 3 litre Pendamethlin and picofenolin in the autumn ,
  18. Sprayer 1

    Pre em for expected wild oats.

    We got a big second flush of wild oats in beans this year, and now into wheat ,I want the best control possible. Usually use liberator at .6l but if a sniff of pdm would be beneficial it can have it. Opinions welcome.
  19. Bigjon44

    WW pre em

    What's everyone going with at pre em this autumn? Usual suspects liberator and picopro/max? Does defy added to the mix help with grass weed??
  20. CRM AgriCommodities

    Limited wheat market movement in quiet data day - daily market news

    Daily market grain market highlight from the research team at CRM AgriCommodities, read in under 4 minutes... No fresh US export sales were announced today, and markets will have to wait until tomorrow for the weekly US exports sales data. The weather in the US continues...