1. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  2. bankrupt


    Not much more than three weeks now to the NVZ earliest for nitrogen on the hybrid WBs - potentially the best return available from what is now, apparently, a scarce resource. Will 30kg do? (60kg last year).
  3. A

    The benefit of rolling

    Got rained off when rolling a field of newly drilled winter wheat and it never got finished. Took this 3 weeks later slugs have hammered it where it hadn’t been rolled. Won’t make that mistake again!
  4. aylshamslurry

    Front slurry tank

    Does anybody here have any experience with front slurry tanks doing umbilical so not spreading the headlands when turning as got a customer not wanting any spread on headlands due to over spreading. I know WOX do one but just wondered if anything else on the market or how good they are. Cheers
  5. J

    How to and cost of growing corn 🙈

    Hi all, venturing to a side of the forum I've never been to 😬 I'm looking at growing corn for the first time next year and as daft as it sounds have very little knowledge on how to grow it! I grow wholecrop barley successfully (10tdm/ha) so hoping to do the same but combine it. What yields can...
  6. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    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...
  7. davidroberts30

    Fungicide use V crop biomass

    Just wondering about this Say for example I had a cereal crop that would yield 2ton of grain and 1 ton of straw per acre Would it require half the fungicide compared to a 4ton crop and 2ton of straw?
  8. M

    Which feed wheat?

    Looking for a new feed wheat. Has anything performed well the last few years? Not Extase!
  9. Kevtherev

    Farming in the future

    What do we reckon is ahead of us ? More tech more regulation? More plant based farming??? Where does the predominantly livestock based small family farm fit in in the future?
  10. G

    Optimum to sow rape

    Is it to early to drill rape yet thinking go next week ?
  11. Flat 10

    Organic soil rotation

    If you haven’t got irrigation so limited appeal to potato/veg growers what crops are any good on black land? Sugar beet and wheat on their own aren’t enough really. Residuals don’t work very well so BG an increasing problem. Any thoughts? Letting for maize or turf is not appealing/appropriate...
  12. H

    New Holland 1530 combine

    What good and what's bad the chance of one just to do a few acres where we can't get to with a big combine .
  13. Daniel

    Arable farmers, is it essential that……

    When you get your Lexion out of the shed you have to state something portentous on Twitter such as: ‘Winter barley is a go’ A go? What is this mangling of the language? The correct phrase surely, is something like ‘harvest has commenced’ Alternatively: ‘The barley isn’t quite fit but we’re...
  14. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
  15. V

    Winter barley v spring barley

    I’ve 30 acres been in permanent grass for years needing freshened up. Given feed price and straw prices I’m thinking I should put some barley in and produce something of my own. My thoughts on winter v spring is I will have crop off far earlier than spring stuff to get a reseed put in plus my...
  16. chaffcutter

    Straw in the swath, auction results 2021

    Hi, anyone selling straw this harvest, what's the market like where you are?
  17. B

    Spring wheat weed control strategy

    Thinking of swapping winter wheat for spring wheat here just to make life a bit easier in the autumn. But having never grown it and not asked the agronomist yet as I’d like a bit of knowledge, what is everybody doing weed control wise particularly for blackgrass and ryegrass? Pre-em? Emergence...
  18. Jerry

    Harvest date prediction?

    3 or 4 weeks?
  19. W

    When to stop spraying due to heat

    As title says, do you stop because of bright sun shine or when it gets too hot ? Reason for asking, today isn’t that hot (21 degrees) but unbroken bright sunshine and tomorrow will be very hot and sunny, just wondering what people’s thoughts are.
  20. W

    Hybrid Winter Barley

    If your growing it, how are you getting on with it? Costs to grow? Output? What it like grass weed wise?