1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. ajd132

    Wheat blend problem

    Started on a farm in feb and they have been growing a blend of kerrin, crispin and gleam. I’ve sent a few loads into central store and the bushel is really low. The crops look good but aren’t yielding as much as they look. Bushels around 68. Had t0 teb, t1 .8 ascra, t2 1l revystar, t3 azoxy +...
  4. UTV Products

    Will this fit your Deutz or Valtra

    Asking if you think this will fit front light position on a Deutz or Valtra tractor? Customer just tried this 60 watt on a Deutz combine and it was fraction too big. All thoughts appreciated. Regards Martin Tel, 01253 738575 Mobile: 07834 457621 www.ledlightsforsale.co.uk
  5. 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.?
  6. 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...
  7. W

    MF 5470 transmission fault

    Hi there. Don't know if anyone can help, but 5470 dyna 4 sometimes won't engage reverse. Reverse light on dash doesn't illuminate, and number 1 by the shifter flashes twice slowly, then 3 times slowly, then 4/5 times quickly (difficult to count at speed). Any ideas folks? Thanks for any assistance.
  8. D


    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  9. roscoe erf

    Jeremy Clarksons Sunday times piece

    worth a read not sure if ive got all the article on here Sunday times link https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jeremy-clarkson-why-we-should-be-proud-of-our-animal-welfare-state-6s6gb3028
  10. Cab-over Pete

    How Much Ground Do Agronomists Cover?

    Aye up, Just wondering after 2-3 similar conversations with customers over the last couple of weeks. One of them has an agronomist that looks after around 6000 acres and told him there is no way anybody could look after more and do it properly, but another says his agronomist looks after...
  11. Grassman

    Total stupidity

  12. B

    Need some lorry drivers quick, we must import some more?

    is this really the answer for the uks jobs, skill shortage? i know i keep going on about this, but the weekends papers said the transport industry alone are 100,000 short of drivers , and supermarket deliveries could be at risk? Yet on the news we see so many saying thayv lost their jobs, i...
  13. cb387

    Burgers made from chaff - what will they think of next

    ‘Chaff-burgers’ made from wheat waste ‘could be on the shelves within five years’ The boss of Quorn hopes to develop a way to ferment the leftovers and turn them into a protein to be forged into food products ByJoe Pinkstone20 June 2021 • 7:00pm Eight billion tonnes of chaff are made globally...
  14. 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!
  15. roscoe erf

    Gladis law

  16. 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
  17. Grassman

    What can we do if blocked in or out?

    Following on from the thread about the farmer who "moved" a car out of his drive with a telehandler just what can we do if blocked in or out of our land or on a road blocked by poor parking? In an ideal world police would come out and sort the situation very quickly but in the real world they...
  18. N

    How long do you spend preparing for RT audit?

    OK I know theres been a hundred threads about RT but..... Is it just me, or does the preparation for a crops audit take un reasonable time and effort. Saturday Afternoon, and today will be spent on 8 hrs of paperwork. Over the year, i have tried to work out the time required, which i now...
  19. P

    Axial Pro

    What rate to guarantee wild oat control in spring barley if crop is GS30. Given moisture will 0.6l/ha do or do you need 0.82l/ha (equivalent to old Axial at 0.45l/ha)?
  20. Ormond

    Twisted awns winter barley

    What would cause twisted awns in winter barley. Had axial pro 2 weeks ago before awns appeared.....su to clean up some chickweed a couple of weeks before that. Could it be lack of boron?