I have just published a blog post on the above topic. I would to get the thoughts of end users on the content and the subject in general.
I would be especially interested in perspective from farmers who have tried organic pesticides.
The full blog post can be found here...
On Friday 19th, a group of farmers from TFF are meeting AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds to discuss market access for our grain.
If you want us to raise any issues, please let us know in this thread, so we can take those points to AHDB.
We are of the opinion that our concerns have not been voiced by...
We planted an orchard a few years ago (North Yorkshire), have about 500 trees on some of our land, about 35 heritage varieties on MM106 rootstock. We are maybe 2 years from getting a good crop and our plan is to sell organic juice.
Are there any members on here growing Apples? If so...
AHDB TO LAUNCH OWN SELF CERTIFICATION SCHEME
Well this should be the easy plan, and may save @AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds if they act quickly.
Is this the way forward to put the power back in our hands where it belongs?
AHDB Subsidiary Company as per Schedule1, using some of our...
Red tractor posted a infographic attacking New Zealand Lamb onto twitter, which they have punched back with a revised version of their own
Turns out red tractor got most of it wrong.
Is attacking the competitors the way forward?
Personally I’m quite sick of hearing about how awful these foreign...
Are the AHDB complicit with RT?
Please see the Arable Commentary thread, do the AHDB think we are thick?....some serious digging going on.
Average farm business surely pays them £300-500 a year.
Can any of their acolytes tell me what they do for their money?
Apart from employee's like Guy Smith wanting a "fresh pair of eyes" on his business (albeit unqualified to advise on health and safety and legal aspects) what does everyone...
Lead Sprayer and Combine Operator – Permanent
We are looking for an experienced Sprayer and Combine operator to join a small team in North Hampshire. The farming operation currently covers 2,085 hectares growing combinable and energy crops alongside an Environmental Stewardship Scheme and...
Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson
If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
Nuffield Catch Up – Mark Dewes
Mark is a farmer and agronomist from Withybrook in Warwickshire. After starting with ADAS in 1996 and working with NIABTAG, AICC and Agrii he was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to evaluate the role agronomists play in stewarding pesticide use.
I had the survey call this morning (01904732249)
Yes AHDB do some very good work . . . But
I let them know my views about Red Tractor funding from AHDB etc
Reign in Red Tractor or lose the vote.
Don't miss the chance to tell them what you think
I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
Back in March, the AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds voted to stop funding Red Tractor and then chose another project to use those funds for. This was around £40k that was stripped from Red Tractor. It was stated by AHDB that this was nothing to do with the imports issue, but the timing suggests it...
Meet the British dairy farmers fighting back against the vegan plant-milk boom
The creators of a pioneering, carbon-neutral product hope to reignite the nation's thirst for cow's milk
BySue Quinn4 October 2021 • 6:00am
Francis Clarke, MD of Trewithen Dairy which is pioneering a carbon-neutral...