pesticide

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

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

    Paraquat

    Never used the stuff myself, but stumbled upon this bbc article which may be interesting to some, apologies if its been posted before https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60836892
  6. Steevo

    Solid urea use restricted and to be regulated by Red Tractor

    Looks like the NFU have done a right number on arable farmers. https://www.nfuonline.com/updates-and-information/nfu-submits-response-to-defra-urea-fertiliser-consultation/?utm_source=b310322&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bulletin Use of solid urea is now due to be regulated by Red Tractor...
  7. 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. https://hortnews.com/radical-overhaul-of-red-tractor-needed-to-support-reduction-in-pesticide-reliance-says-nffn/
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. Agriland RSS

    Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Red Tractor urgently needs to review and strengthen its promotion of non-chemical pesticide alternatives, including via Integrated Pest Management (IPM), according to a newly published report. The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) report titled...
  11. Defra Farming

    The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: review of items

    The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: review of items Written by Gordon Jones © Natural England/Jane Uglow The first round of the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund closed on 7 January 2022. We received 5,624 eligible applications worth an overall value of just over £53.5 million...
  12. Farmer Fin

    Greening effects of strobes in cereals

    It seems to be accepted that strobes prolong greening of a crop. Are there any difference between strobes and is the effect still seen so much with their loss of activity? There appear to be a few papers but I can’t access them as I don’t have a subscription.
  13. D

    Ideal time for all farmers with any common sense to tell farm assurance schemes to go to hell.

    As above, we are on the brink of worldwide food shortage, if not even worse. What better time can there ever be for all farmers with any common sense to tell Red Tractor and all other farm assurance rackets to go to hell? As ever of course there will be some who won’t, and they will take the...
  14. Charles Twinberrow

    Please help by filling in my questionnaire looking into farmers and agronomists’ views on a potential ban of Glyphosate

    My name is Charles Twinberrow and I am a final year BSc (Hons) Agriculture student at Harper Adams University. As part of my final year studies, I have decided to carry out research into farmers and agronomists’ views on what impact the loss of Glyphosate would have to their businesses and what...
  15. Charles Twinberrow

    Questionnaire looking into farmers and agronomists’ views on a potential ban of Glyphosate

    My name is Charles Twinberrow and I am a final year BSc (Hons) Agriculture student at Harper Adams University. As part of my final year studies, I have decided to carry out research into farmers and agronomists’ views on what impact the loss of Glyphosate would have to their businesses and what...
  16. 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.
  17. Razorback News

    Gold Arable Innovation Award at LAMMA 2020

    Gold Arable Innovation Award at LAMMA 2020 New Stubble Management Tool takes Gold at LAMMA Innovation Awards – Arable Making its debut at LAMMA, the RT500 rotary mower and RH500 residue harrow combination has impressed judges to win the Arable Category of the LAMMA Innovation Awards...
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Using stewardship to improve sustainability and productivity

    Using stewardship to improve sustainability and productivity With environmental stewardship becoming a more important income source post-subsidy reform, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons is giving growers an insight into how features can be practically integrated into productive arable...
  19. Corteva Updates

    Farmers reminded to keep Forefront T-treated forage on-farm

    Farmers reminded to keep Forefront T-treated forage on-farm Farmers who have treated pasture with Forefront® T (contains aminopyralid and triclopyr), this year are reminded of the need to pay attention to restrictions on its use, and how treated grass may be subsequently used. Forefront T is...
  20. Farm491 News

    AgriTech Showcase Event a Triumphant Success for Farm491

    AgriTech Showcase Event a Triumphant Success for Farm491 ‘AgriTech and the Future of British Farming’ More than 200 delegates descended on the Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill for what has been praised a triumphant AgriTech showcase. Farm491, the AgriTech incubation hub at the Royal...
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