Much as our soil conditions would allow us to do it - unfortunately the slugs won’t. How effective is multiple stubble raking post osr pre wheat drilling in managing slug populations or is this just wishful thinking ?
A new study has shown that soybean could be more widely farmed in the UK.
The report’s authors from Rothamsted Research say the crop, which is currently only grown in very limited quantities, could be more successful across southern England. Climate change will mean it could also be grown for...
I have some field portions where winter wheat has failed due to slugs.
The land has been sprayed with Tower herbicide (Chlorotoluron, Pendimethalin & DFF)
I would like to put a cover crop (preferably Phacelia) in the bare areas to keep the soil in good nick until next autumn.
I would plan to...
I'm looking at changing to a trailed sprayer. Because everyone says how easy they are to drop on and off I would like to be able to use the tractor for other jobs. Mainly carting. Without changing wheels.
At the moment I've.a 2170 fastrac with a demount on it. This just stays on it, from may...
Unfortunately we never got round to spraying a pre emergence, as it was too wet and we are new to growing wheat so just need some advice.
Will the level of weeds pictured here adversely affect the crop? Do you think the yield potential has been compromised because of them? Should we do anything...
Statement on the decision to issue – with strict conditions – emergency authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed in 2021
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Hi there considering this as a back up plan , we have a Vaddy 8m and Kv tine drill , which has got us drilled up the last two years pretty much . But I feel the drop in output from 8 to 6 plus unblocking Coulter’s etc means the amount we can do in a day is much less at a time when the weather...
I’ve got a drill which will drill seed & fert. Should I drill all the fert In one go it’s what I want to do. They are metered separately but do go in the same place slot. Disc drill any thoughts. Probably going 120kg/n/ha solid fert either 34.5 or 24/8/8/8
With the Gt. Ouse having made the national news for flooding round Bedford, there are various photos popping up on local groups showing the extent of the floods.
What stuck me was the colour of the water and how much soil must be washing away.
The 2 pics are both of the ouse, one last summer...
Currently run a 3m Amazone super power harrow and drill combination but looking to move to a 4m setup. Probably either a Kuhn, Lemken or Amazone. All heavy duty models (260hp tractor) with a rear tank. Is there much difference in their weights? Thanks
Given the late drilling date and the amount of rain that’s gone on them I’m pleasantly pleased with the state of my crops.
I do have two small fields that are below par but most are looking well.
How are others looking?
Wheat and barley below, no rape this year but locally it looks well.