slugs

  1. MX7

    Slugs.

    Are slugs worse with direct drilling , than with ploughing (followed by conventional cultivations) and min till? If so have any of you given up on direct drilling because slugs have been such a problem to your crops.? I only ask out of general interest ,as unfortunately it seems that taking...
  2. MX7

    Have you learnt how to control slugs ?

    Some of you have been direct drilling /zero tilling for many years now. So how do you control slugs?
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  4. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
  5. MX7

    Advanced early August planted rape ???

    I see that late July(!!!) early August planted rape is looking to be at an advanced growth stage considering it is only October. Will this advanced growth be detrimental to the crops yield, or will it be better than if planted later but the crop may have been written off by the cursed “flea...
  6. G

    Starting to get worried about the wet weather ?

    Here in my part of Yorkshire it is raining every day, im starting to get worried about getting drilled up this autumn again .Hows everyone else doing ?
  7. H

    We need a shallow cultivator

    We seem to be getting a worsening weed problem in no till winter wheat because there’s no chit pre drilling due to no soil movement so when we then drill where we slot the seed we germinate weeds, in particular ryegrass. even if we glyphosate prior to drilling although there’s hardly anything to...
  8. JHT

    Chafer Grubs.. crows.. rooks.

    We are having terrible trouble with crows/rooks digging up the fields so I’ve had a dig as well and there are lots of Chafer Grubs in the soil. Looking around as I type this I can see well over 50 acres of land between me and my neighbour that’s been destroyed in the last 10 days. They started...
  9. 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?
  10. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Sowing late Stubble Turnips

    I know the latest date for sowing ST has been covered a few times on here so apologies. I have 40 acres available to me that we could possibly get in in the next day or two, if I uped the seed rate ,and made it come as thick as cress, would that compensate for the lack of growing time to make...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Warm weather brings threat of BYDV for cereal growers

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The current spell of warm weather will be welcomed by almost every farmer throughout Ireland, but if it were to continue for the next few weeks, it would increase the risk of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus – BYDV – becoming a real problem within newly...
  12. Jerry

    Not rolling broadcast forage rape/turnips

    Manage to get 35 acres spun on yesterday onto stubbles that had been scratched over to get a bit of tilth. Plan was to roll last night but events prevented that. We’ve had about 18mm of rain overnight and this morning so it’s going to chit in another 48 hours I bet so no chance to roll...
  13. Chris F

    Ethical carbon

    You can imagine all the vegans that have paid for carbon offsets only to find out that to protect their offsets they are killing deer. are we approaching a time of ethical carbon, or do people still just not understand that all our interactions with nature kill something, be they slugs or deer...
  14. Just because

    To late for stubble turnips?

    Is it to late to plant last of stubble turnips or would I just be better of planting rape/ kale hybrid??
  15. Sid

    John deere 8RX

    Popped in to see son at work for Stuarts contracting at Exeter, driving John Deere 8RX 370 10 leg sumo Amazone fender 2200 drilling rape. Says its only one 8RX in the SW Pretty easy to drive so he even let me have a go......its still in one piece!
  16. A

    Late drilling of OSR, (......is anybody other than us doing it this year ?)

    After a good kicking in the 2019 year (crop harvest), by CSFB, the advice was to drill earlier or later than the previous common timing of end of August begining of September to cope with the migration of the CSFB. Is anyone planning to sow this year's crop later in September?. Judging by what...
  17. capfits

    Ration books for Christmas?

    Now I am not old enough to remember rationing the last time around, but there seems to be a few a few statements from those in retailing, shipping and distribution that this Christmas maybe hit by shortages. Could be very exciting if coupled with December like 2010. While I am sure I and many...
  18. CORK

    Cultivation of WOSR stubble

    After two consecutive years of severe slug damage in wheat following WOSR, I’m adopting a new (to me) approach. We are plough based. Gave the osr stubble a run of a light disc (Amazone Catros) immediately after harvest in dry weather. Just gave it a second run today 3 weeks after the first...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Farmers urged to watch for slug attacks after wet weather

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmers are being urged to watch out for a resurgence of slugs in farm crops over coming weeks after the recent wet weather. This is according to James Collingwood, commercial business manager for agronomy firm ProCam. “Be aware also that successful...
  20. tr250

    Csfb in turnips

    Apologies if this is wrong section but thought cropping would get a better response. I drilled some turnip/forage rape mix direct into sprayed off pasture. Made sure I told him the risks with csfb. Anyway got a phone call asking my advice on weather he should spray for csfb I told him it would...
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