1. N

    Anyone else not started drilling yet?

    seems everyone making clouds of dust. had less than 10mm since mid July, hardly a vounteer has chitted, grass burnt to a crisp. after bad blackgrass last year, plenty of seed return. am i the only one stalling?
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Impressive yields from new varieties despite stop-start harvest

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Despite catchy August weather that has left many farmers with the usual harvest headaches there have been some notable performances from several new varieties being grown for the first time, including two new winter barley varieties, that have exceeded...
  3. CPM RSS

    Forward-thinking farmers – A complex picture

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Zymoseptoria tritici has always been a challenging pathogen to control, partly because of its latent phase but also because of its shape-shifting ability to evade fungicide modes of action. CPM explores how molecular chemistry is both clarifying and...
  4. shakerator

    £200/t wheat ...

    Buys you less than £140/t wheat 2 years ago .... Official inflation 2.8% Discuss
  5. Wigeon

    Anyone still growing JB Diego?

    Gosh I miss it. Anyone had it in the ground this year, and if so how has it done? Costello & skyscraper here, both of which have been [email protected] Is Diego now "outclassed", and is it madness to grow it without epoxi and CTL? Thanks!
  6. 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?
  7. W

    Extase potential problems

    I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?
  8. CPM RSS

    Varieties – Signalling a breakdown

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Signals are starting to indicate a potential breakdown of septoria resistance in varieties with Cougar parentage. CPM takes a look at the evidence to date. All measures of IPM will be important when growing these varieties. By Charlotte Cunningham...
  9. CPM RSS

    Innovation insight – Agronomising genetics

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Could a closer relationship between grower and breeder be the key to achieving the genetic potential of varieties? CPM takes a closer look at an initiative that aims to do just that. It’s about taking ‘genetics’ (varieties) and providing detailed...
  10. C

    Wheat expectations?

    What are everyone's thoughts then? Heard 'massive' on a different thread from south of us. May just be us, but mid/later season wheats(altitude or drill date/variety) hit by cool & wet at flowering-michodochium 15-20% florets on some ears, despite very robust (+PTZ) head spray. Earlier...
  11. T C

    Revystar Experience

    We have used Revystar on Spring Barley at "paint brush" for ramularia and it is disappointing. We used Adexar type (old stock) as a T2 on wheat and I thought we had too much septoria. My independent agronomist brought some plants from a neighbour who had used Revystar (same variety) and it was...
  12. ADAS

    Variety choice and sowing date key factors in the battle against septoria

    Fungicide reliance Septoria is considered the most damaging foliar disease of winter wheat in the UK, and can be responsible for up to 50% yield loss. Fungicides, azoles and the succinate ... Continue reading...
  13. 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 ?
  14. CPM RSS

    Take-all – Research informs integrated control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Control of take-all currently relies on long-standing cultural methods and one seed treatment, but research is hoping to find new measures to compliment these existing tools. CPM takes a closer look. The goal is to find a sustainable approach to...
  15. Cope Seeds News

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward Many UK farmers are exploring cereal blends as a way of tacking disease and reducing inputs in favour of a regenerative approach to farming, and leading seed supplier Cope Seeds and Grain, is launching a pre-mixed range of organic and...
  16. Rob Holmes

    2nd wheat choices

    Got a block of ground going into continuous wheat, and looking for suitable varieties, going to go with Gleam on some of it but want another variety to partner it. Looking for a good easy-care variety which isn’t too late, with decent specific weight Ground is heavy clay and goes cold and wet...
  17. mobileweld

    160 acres arable

    Hello all, I am currently in the position of working a stable job but the opportunity is on the horizon of the small family owned arable farm. I know my way around a tractor but have never actually ‘done’ farming. Is taking it on myself viable? All the machinery is bought and paid for albeit...
  18. Jerry

    What new feed wheat?

    I need to replace Skyfall for this autumn drilling. It’s breaking then to rust and has had its day now. Will carry Graham for another year, hopefully more. So what varieties are worth looking at? Note I’m in the SW so good septoria scores are a must!
  19. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  20. CPM RSS

    Crop Doctor – Septoria low at T2

    Written by cpm As flag leaves begin to emerge across the country, Crop Doctor travels from west to east to assess disease progression or the lack of it. CPM joins the experts to explore the implications of the cool, wet May on fungicide programmes. The potential ‘googly’ this season may be...