1. HarryB97

    Cutting winter barley now, nutritional value?

    I have about 5 acres of winter barley that is full of blackgrass that I want to mow rather than let it seed. The barley is out in ear but no grain fill has occurred yet. What sort of nutritional value could I hope for from it? Top quality silage like grass or more gut fill?
  2. PSQ

    Univoq / Iconiq drip stop issues?

    Anyone having issues with drip stop valve rubbers failing when spraying Corteva’s Univoq, Iconiq or similar? Seems to a bit of an issue among sprayer drivers having widespread DSV failure on FB.
  3. Karlis

    Struggling to successfully drill peas

    I am relying on peas to be important crop in our rotation moving towards the notill system. Beans have had good success when direct drilling with the disc drill, but it is riskier crop to grow in our region (might not rain in the summer and pests will destroy the crop) and the harvesting is...
  4. CPM RSS

    Bean crops under disease pressure, warns PGRO

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Growers are being warned that downy mildew is highly prevalent in bean crops this season, with the disease even hitting winter bean plants at levels that would warrant treatment, according to the PGRO. According to the PGRO, infection has been...
  5. Cowabunga

    The danger of centralised factory food

    Just look at the massive number of major retailers and products implicated in this one factory salmonella contamination. Just imagine how much worse a centralised artificial meat production facility, contaminated by something worse, like Botulism, could injure or kill thousands of people in a...
  6. Wolds Beef

    Growing food in the Back Garden

    Who has decided to grow more in there garden and what are you growing? Salad crps are my first thought. WB
  7. Kevtherev

    Forage Crops

    Thought I’d start a thread on what members are/have been putting in this season to fill the forage gap with rising feed costs. Brassicas Arable silage mixes Rye etc
  8. 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...
  9. Paddington

    Better Workmate

    I have an old and much abused and repaired, B&D Workmate, used most days and thinking of a replacement. Problems with my present one are 1) the working height is lower than other benches (I think the later ones had two heights) 2) the jaws don't open wide enough for some jobs, I could use sash...
  10. B


    Brother said yesterday there's talk of CF mothballing it's uk plants. Worrying if true.
  11. Yale

    Is it time to look again at Nicotinoid dressings to control flea beetle.

    With the massive issue of cooking oil supply world wide would it be prudent for the government to at least scrutinise any data since the ban to see if there is a genuine argument for the reintroduction of this seed dressing. Surely this is an emergency measure which could be introduced which...
  12. Brid @ ADAS

    Free entry available for Oilseed, Pea and Bean YENs

    Hope it's ok to post. For the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) this year, we have several sponsors interested in covering the cost of entry for oilseed, combinable pea, and bean growers. This means you may be able to become a YEN member for free this year. There are multiple benefits to being a...
  13. MX7

    Looming food crisis,what can uk ag industry do?

    With the serious possibility of a world food shortage looming due to Ukraine agriculture being seriously disrupted, what can the uk agriculture industry do to help alleviate the situation in the uk? Getting very late in the season to rip up thousands of ha’s of ag land that is just growing...
  14. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  15. le bon paysan

    Roll spring barley

    Planted spring barley 3 weeks ago, most is good or very good but have got a small area not so good. Can see row from end to end of the field. Will rolling help it?
  16. Granite Farmer

    Fastest growing forage crop?

    I have a field that has had cattle out wintered on it. I would like to reseed it in the Autumn. So i would like something growing in there in the meantime that can be grazed. TIA James
  17. tr250

    When is it best to destruct permanent pasture when drilling oat/pea

    Just doing a field for whole crop it’s permanent grass at the moment I’m going to drill with Weaving gd would you spray glyphosate before drilling or after pre em? I’m not too worried about the peas but a little worried about the oats being affected by dying grass
  18. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    US weather watching

    The outlook for the 2022/23 maize supply looks to depend on how much is planted in Ukraine and the US, as two key global exporters. Plantings are due to begin this month (April) for both countries, and so the market will eagerly await insight into planting progress. Rain in the eastern maize...
  19. Farmdeals

    5 IBCs of 15% Foliar Manganese Available - £695 delivered Product details Highly compatible with most pesticides Reduced risk of crop scorch Effective on all soils Readily soluble Foliar Manganese fertiliser Delivered in non-returnable 1000litre IBCs Manganese 15 is a manganese concentrate for foliar...
  20. F

    Arable silage

    What's people's thoughts on arable silage a mix of oats barely and vetch