1. Agriland RSS

    Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details on a new government database is less than a month away. Under new rules, those using PPPs and adjuvants must...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Case New Holland buys lightweight boom business

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland There are mixed messages coming from the machinery industry over the future role of sprayers as manufacturers wonder which horse to back – conventional pesticide application or novel robotic destruction. Both Lemken and Fendt have stepped back from...
  3. Precision AG RSS

    AgTech Startup Smart Apply Raises $1.3 Million in Seed Round

    Written by Matt Hopkins from Precision Ag An independent USDA study found the precision spray technology reduced pesticide use by up to 60%. The post AgTech Startup Smart Apply Raises $1.3 Million in Seed Round appeared first on PrecisionAg. Continue reading on the Precision Ag Website...
  4. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...
  5. CPM RSS

    Sugar beet varieties – Stamp of approval

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF At the beginning of April, BBRO and BSPB announced the new Recommended List for sugar beet, which saw nine new varieties added and four withdrawn. CPM reports. It remains vital that new genetics are constantly brought to market. By Lucy de la...
  6. E

    Situation Vacant Sprayer Operator Wanted

    A position has become available at JH Bacon Ltd in North East Lincolnshire for a sprayer operator. Cropping, 700ha wheat, 320ha spring barley, 220ha spring beans, 240ha spring linseed. Pesticide application only, with a fastrac 4220, 19 plate and Horsch Leeb 5LT, 36 metres. Other duties to...
  7. G

    White-tailed eagle killed in West Sussex with dangerous banned pesticide
  8. H

    British Farming Union on TFF

    Who or what is behind this ? I just spotted the section where you can join up but no explanation as to who is organising it ......or am I behind the times ?
  9. Agriland RSS

    Call for supermarkets to stop ‘poison poultry’

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Soil Association has today (Monday, April 25) launched a petition calling on UK supermarkets to remove harmful pesticides from their soya supply chains. According to the charity, the pesticides sprayed on poultry-feed crops in Latin America kill...
  10. 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...
  11. jackrussell101

    Is Defra reckless and short sighted cutting Farm BPS payments and replacing with lower production environmental whilst the third world starve?

    Discuss. On Jeremy Vine today most interesting and highly recommend. Seems every caller in of the public was in favour of producing more food and becoming more self sufficient as a country... Can't think our looming government policy is going too look to good in 6 months time? I think Putin...
  12. 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...
  13. AT Aloss

    Register as a user of professional plant protection products (PPPs) and adjuvants

    This isn't an April Fool. If you are professionally applying plant protection products in agriculture or amenity, you will need to register by 22 June 2022. This is a new legal requirement, regardless of size of your business. The requirement is governed by the Official Controls (Plant...
  14. J

    Usage and interest in drones within farming

    Hi and thanks in advance :) I wanted to get thoughts and opinions from people for usage of drones and the kind of information you can get. Searching on the forums i see that there is some interest in drone counting livestock for example and people mentioning apps like Skippy (to scout your...
  15. D

    Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

    With input price inflation high, is anybody considering suspending production for a year?
  16. Tubbylew


    Never used the stuff myself, but stumbled upon this bbc article which may be interesting to some, apologies if its been posted before
  17. Steevo

    Solid urea use restricted and to be regulated by Red Tractor

    Looks like the NFU have done a right number on arable farmers. Use of solid urea is now due to be regulated by Red Tractor...
  18. Kidds

    Greater action is required to improve Red Tractor’s current approach to pesticide reduction.

    Should be wtf really but these people obviously have a voice that gets heard. I don't see what it has to do with RT in the first place.
  19. C

    Renting for Polytunnels

    Hi there I'm looking to rent a small area, probably no more than half and acre, to erect a couple of commercial polytunnels. to grow chillis, peppers etc. Not sure how much would be a decent rent... I'd also want to put 3-4 100 litre water containers, to collect rain water. Unless the land has a...
  20. W

    Martin Grantley Smith “moved on” / “retired”

    Moderators note: Original Title- “Martin Grantley Smith sacked” which was corected in posts 3 and 10. from the AHDB. He’s been caught colluding behind the scenes with the NFU, RT and AIC. Emails obtained via FOI show this collusion against U.K. farmers.