Thought I'd start one to make myself feel better.
Was on grass most of last week, was telling myself that the wheat volunteers would had made the moisture in the WB too high anyway🤥.
Plenty of rain over weekend and looks a showery week 🙄
As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23.
In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
I’ve got about 6ha of linseed that’s a bit too weedy for my liking (resistant rye grass mainly). My options seem to be , accept the weed return, or spray it off now and accept the loss (maybe 2t/ha), or harvest it now in some fashion.
I'm planning on drilling some catch crops after OSR and Winter Oats this year, but am wondering how to best get them established? I'm worried about volunteer OSR out competing the catch crop, so would it be best to wait for a chit of Rape volunteers, then either spray them off or take them out...
Currently planning which winter forage crops are being planted and into which fields, majority will be turnip/rape mix.
However I have a small plot (64ha) which is following spring barley, if the weather is great it will be off end of August, but it’s looking more like will be...
Would a Claydon drill work in a ploughed situation? Specifically a trailed one with the front press tyres.
Looks like a good solution, this would give me the option of dd cover crops into stubble. Bit of dd into covers if I can get that to work etc etc.
I also want to put fert down so the twin...
We have dabbled with cover crops previously, albeit on a limited basis and with no fixed conclusions. As part of our SFI scheme we are looking to put cover crops in ahead of spring beans. We are on heavy soils but they are regularly (annually) mucked and so the two main aims are to keep hold of...
We have added the herbicide Eximus (400g Pendimethalin) which comes in 10 ltr cans to Farmdeals today. The price is £51.00 per 10l delivered and is available to mainland UK.
For use on apple, barley (spring), barley (winter), blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, broccoli/calabrese...
Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business
Quality Meat Scotland Cattle and Sheep Specialist, Beth Alexander talks about the role breeding and diet play in the methane and emissions debate.
There is no denying that beef production emits methane. We could debate how the cycle of methane is less...
Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business
In its first forecast released today, Copa and Cogeca foresee the EU-27 cereal harvest increase by 1.6% (292.42 million tonnes) as a result of a surge in plantings (52.10 million hectares +0.7%) and better yield prospects than in 2020.
For wheat, the...
Can it be done?
Will be going in after OSR so could be drilled quite early.
I'd like to get it off and put maize in immediately after.
OK the grain won't be very filled out, if at all, but would it work if it was mown, wilted and picked up like a grass crop?
Would anyone buy it?
I'd like to do...
Anyone do it ? Was thinking of sowing mustard as usual, but got to wondering about the potato herbicide. Reading the label ( Sencorex ) it seems it should be OK provided the ground is ploughed. 🤷♂️
Could sow rye........but defeats the object as a cereal break. Anything else ?
Landlord looking to get seed ready for drilling after winter barley , will be available till April for sheep (for my replacement ewes and selling rams ) , whats best catch crop for sheep for repeated grazing , he isnt keen on stubble turnip as a lot of his is into enviro projects and public...
has anyone used this option in css for an alternative to OSR or winter barley?
The payment is reasonable and takes away the volatility of the 2 crops mentioned.
Any thoughts pros and cons?
We have just baled 11 acres of hay into round bales would have preferred another day on it but forecast is not in our favour so we are leaving it out in the field to sweat how long does the curing period take to heat up and then cool down to be safe enough to put it in the shed.
A little unsure about grazing this in case we get bloat!
Suckler cows and weaned lambs should be heading in here on next rotation. They have a lot less clover in their other fields.
This field was cut for silage 2-3 weeks ago, and had 20:8:14 applied afterwards. (Our P & K levels were low on...