1. News

    Rapid disease testing saves farmer £1,600 on Septoria treatment.

    Spring Septoria pressures in wheat are reported to be high to medium across much of the UK thanks to proven rapid disease testing that’s helping agronomists and farmers to manage disease risk with accurate data at their disposal. And one farmer has saved £1,600 on Septoria fungicides from a £70...
  2. CPM RSS

    Crop Doctor – All to play for

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The Crop Doctor team go back on tour to assess disease development across the country just as T1 fungicide programmes swing into action. CPM gets an insight into how the dry April has affected disease pressure. It’s wet with dew in the mornings and...
  3. Agriland RSS

    NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are generally a little ahead of normal. This is a direct result of the relatively mild spring, after a winter of good...
  4. casemx 270

    Micro nutrients

    Working on the basis that a healthy crop is the best way forward I hear of people using mirco nutrients on their crops thinking mainly of wheat and osr what products do you use and can you actually see a difference between treated and non treated to justify the application ? Currently we do use...
  5. An Gof

    WW T2

    Flag leaf fully emerged on the KWS Extase so the T2 has gone on today. Applying 1.25L/Ha Revystar + 5Kg EpsoTop.
  6. casemx 270

    Magnesium applications

    Do you spray magnesium on your crops ? We have high magnesium soils but I m lead to believe that this can be locked up and not available to the plant .Do you do tissue tests ? Also do you buy your magnesium in ibcs and what's a rough price ? Thanks
  7. snarling bee

    My direct drill and cultivation trial 2022

    I have split a heavy clay field into 4. Direct drill, shallow cultivation, Plough and shallow discs with low disturbance to 200mm. This is the first year. 5th winter wheat, straw removed, FYM and compost applied April 2021 in previous crop. Unfortunately the grass weeds seem to have suddenly got...
  8. Adama News

    Trial Data for Soratel (prothioconazole) for superior disease control

    A UNIQUE, HIGH PERFORMING PROTHIOCONAZOLE Soratel for superior disease control A novel prothioconazole fungicide which uses a unique formulation to offer improved cereal and OSR disease control compared to the current market leader. SORATEL features ‘AsorbitalTM’ formulation technology...
  9. H

    British Farming Union on TFF

    Who or what is behind this ? I just spotted the section where you can join up but no explanation as to who is organising it ......or am I behind the times ?
  10. Flat 10

    EfficieNt 28, ENhance etc application

    Anyone using these urea based foliars this year in an attempt to cut back on expensive N? If so how do you plan to apply them? In a mix with T1 or T2 fungs? Or separately? Water rates? I was only planning on applying 28l ha to apply equivalent of 40kgs conventionally applied N (or maybe a tad...
  11. W

    T1 winter wheat

    What are people using and when are you starting
  12. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.
  13. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  14. S

    Maximising N efficiency

    In general I do 3 doses on winter crops and 2 on spring. Wheat gets 200 max for a yield of 9t/ha max, depending on rainfall on our light soil. I go in 3 equal splits with the 1st as soon as I can get on within the NVZ rules, 2nd dose about GS30 and 3rd dose when I have time but generally around...
  15. D

    Controlling groundsel?

    Annoyingly, I see that I've missed a strip in one of my wheat fields, which is nearly at T1, and a large patch of well grown groundsel is very noticeable. What can I use to kill it, given that all the chemicals in the spray store don't say that they will control it? Presently I have Eagle...
  16. Adama News

    ADAS report highlights yield and margin benefits from folpet 2022-04-12

    ADAS report highlights yield and margin benefits from folpet A new ADAS report indicates that the inclusion of folpet into wheat fungicide programmes consistently provides yield and margin benefits by improving septoria control. The report, which was commissioned by ADAMA and Syngenta...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Winter barley – it’s time to get moving on plant nutrition

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland April is the month when winter barley crops develop the fastest and the demand for plant nutrition is at its highest. Depending on the total amount of nitrogen (N) to be used, growers should make sure that they apply the last split before Growth Stage...
  18. Bigjon44

    Winter wheat

  19. C


    What is everyone’s experience of trying to hit 13% protein with Extase ?
  20. T

    F u king lambing

    Rant over,