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    Seeds – Challenging the status quo

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF There’s anecdotal evidence that growers are increasingly drilling untreated cereal seed. CPM explores why and asks whether the associated risks are worth taking With bunt and loose smut, levels are able to multiply very quickly if not managed. By...
  2. Case290

    Did Seed dressings kill slug eating Beetles?

    Noticing lots more ground Beetls since I’ve stopped using seed dressings. Any one else noticed this They can eat up to 10 slugs a day. Y have we be lead down this path of seed dressings / slug pellets at all.
  3. Wheat

    BYDV tolerant varieties

    I keep reading about BYDV tolerant Wheat and Barley varieties, but from what I can see the majority of the recommended list do not fall into this camp. I am aware there are one or two resistant varieties in the pipeline, and even now being grown commercially, but is the any tolerance in...
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    Seed treatments – To treat, or not to treat?

    Written by cpm Download PDF As growers explore the potential of not treating farm-saved seed, CPM weighs up the pros and cons for those sat on the fence over whether to treat, or not to treat. Seed is the building block for everything else in the season. By Charlotte Cunningham and Lucy De La...
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    Anyone got experience of using home saved barley seed ,standard dressing after 2 seasons ? Before someone advises getting it tested , I will ! But what drop could one expect after been kept in very good conditions!
  6. D

    Wheat 2021 !

    I’ve no doubt we’re all concerned about the lack of rain at present but time will pass soon and will be back sowing next years crop ! Anyone looking at November 2021 wheat prices and thinking about locking in some ? There will a lot of wheat sown next Autumn unless we have another weather...
  7. L

    Mowing 2 acre field

    Im looking for a cheapish solution to keep an 2 acre field mowed short (think almost garden lenght). Have a defender 130 which im happy to tow something with. Seen either towable mulitipul manual gang mower types or flail mowers. not after spending more than £2k. Any thoughts on which would be...
  8. P

    Barley seed dressing

    I’ve had my spring barley seed tested and it’s come back with a 20% infection with Pyrenophira teres. Would you put a single purpose dressing on, or just drill without any pink stuff??
  9. kevindb880

    Drilling anyone?

    Just north of Hertford, We managed to get 20 acres in last week but nothing since and now it’s really wet! Anyone else got anything in the ground?
  10. M

    Getting concerned

    So who's getting concerned, with 70 mm in the rain gauge since Sunday and a lot more to come over the week I certainly am. If your on free draining soil then probably not but I reside on sticky red marl which can take an age to dry out. Most of the ground is moved and was in good condition...
  11. Flat 10

    Autumn seed prices

    Best I have had so far on seed wheat is 365 for sub 5t lots. What are others getting?
  12. S

    fusarium In seed crop.

    a field of wheat which was new seed single purpose dresses, has patches of fusarium( we think). Will it be ok for farm saved seed, which we normally don’t dress or use any seed treatments on??
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    Cereal establishment survey

    Written by cpm With many factors during crop establishment working against growers, what can they do to ensure every single plant is given the best start to life? CPM explores the current solutions and looks at how using a single purpose seed dressing this autumn could protect against yield...
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    Fram Farmers’ Trials Day attracts a record attendance

    Written by Rachel Martin More than 300 members and guests of Fram Farmers, one of the UK’s leading farmer-owned cooperatives, attended its annual Trials Day in Suffolk on Wednesday (June 26). Visitors came from all over East Anglia and beyond to the event which, for the second successive year...