pesticides

  1. Farm Business RSS

    Batters calls for Government assurances over impact of UK-Australia trade deal on UK farmers

    Written by Alistair Driver NFU president Minette Batters has called for assurances from Government over the impact of a UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement on UK farmers, after an Agreement in Principle was announced today. Under the deal, tariffs on meat imports from Australia will be phased...
  2. Andyt880

    How long between applying forefront and topping?

    As per the title, how long do I need to wait after spraying weeds with forefront until I can top the paddock off clean? I don’t want to cut the weed off before the spray has made it to the root. Mainly thistles I’m spraying for.
  3. Thomas Simpson

    Bruchid beetle, is it worth spraying for any more?

    With these 20 degree days are people bothering spraying winter beans anymore for bruchid beetle. Hallmark zeon is the only one left but it may kill more beneficials than beetles.
  4. Farmer Ben

    OSR 2021

    Having researched as much information about the flea beetle as possible and been interested in the current crops in the ground, which generally look good. Do you think we’re starting to see more natural predators? I’ve recently read a paper from an Entomologist who suggested it would take 10...
  5. jackrussell101

    Swiss ask their general public to vote on pesticide referendum

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57457384
  6. R

    Spraying fungicide and side effects

    Hi all, We're moving onto a small acre of land with a house in the middle, surrounded by fields. Cabbage and wheat I think. Please excuse my uneducated stance and questions but I'm struggling to get info from the local famers. Lived in the area for 17 years but this new house is just outside...
  7. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Budgeting, why now and how can this benefit us?

    Why now is a good time to start Budgeting is a useful tool when growing grains and oilseeds. Calculating costs of production by tonne by crop type can help you understand at what price your crop could make a profit, and so help manage your cashflow. Perhaps the most important question is, why...
  8. GAM

    Docks!

    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  9. Badshot

    Wtf EU RED audit.

    What a load of bollix.
  10. Ffermer Bach

    Vegetarian Eats Meat - Great Daily Telegraph Article

    ‘I gave up being a vegetarian and started eating meat again – to save the planet’ When food writer Clare Finney looked into the environmental impact of the meat industry, the findings challenged all of her preconceptions ByClare Finney25 May 2021 • 5:00am Clare Finney had turned her back on...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Concerns over provenance are transforming the UK food shop

    Written by William Kellett New research has shown UK consumers’ eating habits have become more influenced by ethics and sustainability over the past year, and 48% of people have been paying greater attention to the provenance of their food through the likes of kitemarks since the start of the...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Concerns over provenance are transforming the UK food shop

    Written by John Swire New research has shown UK consumers’ eating habits have become more influenced by ethics and sustainability over the past year: nearly half (48%) have been paying greater attention to the provenance of their food through the likes of kitemarks since the start of the...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Getting prepped for the sprayer test

    Written by Justin Roberts A sprayer, especially on a non tillage farm, is often neglected until required. This can result in poor, or even hazardous, operation when they are eventually pulled from the hedge and pressed into work. The use of pesticides is already a target of public criticism...
  14. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers.

    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/small-farms-have-a-huge-role-to-play-in-our-sustainable-future-charles-prince-of-wales.346859/#post-7580667 Good for him i reckon.
  15. Greythundercloudys

    New spray but no licence.

    Guy along the road got a new sprayer this week, he's spraying rushes etc on his farm, but l can bet he's not got a licence or what ever you need to use it or does grandfather rights still count if its only used on your farm.
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    For when the chips are down

    For when the chips are down – preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture A UK wheat crop – one of the six to have its microbiome held and curated as part of the UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (Credit: Pixabay). Written by Wayne Coles at CABI Scientists from the UK’s...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Cereals to host sustainable farming seminar

    Written by William Kellett There are many factors involved in sustainable agriculture and a special selection of seminars at the Cereals Event will explore how farmers can strengthen all the different pillars of sustainability. From financial and mental strength, to healthy soils and the...
  18. shumungus

    Spraying Docks and associated weeds on grassland.

    Been quoted £110/£120 per 5l of Forefront. what mixes out there would do the same job for less money. What is that like as a price for Forefront?
  19. RobertTheEngineer

    Research on the Impact of the Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides and What is Next in Farming.

    Hi all, I am a student at Imperial University London trying to understand how the banning of bee-harming pesticide has affected your farm and trying to come up with the next generation of the drone-based precision pest control system. It would be amazing if I could have a chat with you about...
  20. RobertTheEngineer

    Reseach on the Impact of the Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides and What is Next in Farming.

    Hi all, I am a student at Imperial University London trying to understand how the banning of bee-harming pesticide has affected your farm and trying to come up with the next generation of the drone-based precision pest control system. It would be amazing if I could have a chat with you about...
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