1. Corteva Updates

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops Specialist crop growers have been unfortunate in the last few years as they are denied active ingredients, either as products are revoked or as they go through re-registration and lose crops and uses. But the classic post-emergence...
  2. Corteva Updates

    Controlling tall weeds and potato volunteers in sugar beet

    Controlling tall weeds and potato volunteers in sugar beet Sugar beet has now been planted and is starting to grow away. This year the crop is showing a wide range of growth stages from 4 to 5 leaves to emerging plants at cotyledon stage. Sugar beet remains an important crop in the UK...
  3. Will 1594

    Kelvins big farm adventure

    Any ofbyou sheep boys watching it , the woman who has sheep on his land are discrase , gilly , rotton feet full of maggots and clagged up arses , 😡😡😡
  4. bobk

    Thistles in grass

    Got a sheep field with creeping thistle that needs treatment , thistlex is brilliant but does knock the grass badly 1st year , not seeds but pp , need something kinder to the grass , any suggestions (y)
  5. Chris F

    There is no such thing as the wild in the UK?

    So much talk about re-wilding in the news. I've never liked the concept as its seems to be a dream in someone's head about what nature does when left to itself. But the wild - as in lets say 1,000 or 10,000 years ago, just does not exist any more in my opinion. There are 70 million people in...
  6. Mr Mackay

    On Track guidance system -anyone got any views how good they are?

    As per title ,was wondering if the On Trak would be a simple and reasonably cheap enough thing to help my fert application (if it ever gets cheap enough ) but mainly for utilising my smallish crop sprayer to apply seaweed /growth promoters / foliar N and the like ! Will suit me on the tractor...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus September 2021 I am currently bathing in post-harvest bliss. I haven’t actually been through our results in detail yet but I am aware of the general highs and lows. With twelve months of observation of what has looked good and what could have looked better, I am...
  8. Chris F

    Metribuzin and Potatoes

    Could anyone explain what metribuzin is used for on potatoes and its application time and windows please? It's not a product I am familiar with. I have found these product names in the UK Acorix 70 WG Generic Manufacturer: GLOBACHEM nv, MAPP: 18755 Discus Parallel Manufacturer: RAAT...
  9. Corteva Updates

    Stewardship tools enhanced as farmers prepare for propyzamide applications

    Significant upgrades to Corteva Agriscience’s Kerb Weather Data tool will help growers and advisers be even more precise when timing oilseed rape herbicide applications this winter. The data is relied upon by growers across the UK to identify the best time to apply AstroKerb® or Kerb® Flo 500...
  10. steveR

    Boar thistle killing late on?

    I was really rather pee'd when I realised a few weeks ago that my nice herbal ley, has started to grow boar thistles. :-( I have been successfully been spot treating them with Polo of the back of a mini compact tractor. Best session was when I go my Urban BiL to drive teh wee tractor, and I...
  11. R

    Hosier - Open-Air Dairying

    Open-Air Dairying
  12. G

    Wheat into orbit

    Up£3.75 today!!!
  13. C

    Improving land with muck? Is it still allowed - new rules?

    As it says - ive got the use of some thistle and blackgrass low indext (1) arable for the next 4 years FOC for grazing - and unlimited access to free pig and dairy slurry if wanted - Obviously the grazing is free to sort the weeds out for a clean return to arable in 2025- The previous arable...
  14. H

    Wire through a duct

    I want a very thin ( alarm size) wire through a 2inch duct. It already has 2 electric cables in but the problem is it has loads of corners and I mean loads. 4 x 90 degrees and a slow bend. I had rope through to get the electric through and I must admit I thought should I put a rope through...
  15. GAM


    Are thistles like Docks, if you pull them and leave a little bit of root they will grow back?
  16. Bigjon44

    WW pre em

    What's everyone going with at pre em this autumn? Usual suspects liberator and picopro/max? Does defy added to the mix help with grass weed??
  17. mrsmojos


    Hello! New problem...we recently bought a small holding and our field has ragwort. After enquiring into dealing with the ragwort, we were advised to cut it, and when it begins to grow again we can get it sprayed.... ...we bought the old (very old) tractor the previous owners were selling with...
  18. D

    Best time to spray grazing for ragwort and other weeds

    I'm debating spraying on this last rotation of the grazing, or am I best waiting untill spring, but will it knock the established grass like it does a reseed. One particular ragwort field will be ploughed and reseed next back end.
  19. Sandpit Farm

    How late is it ok to spray nettles?

    We have rain forecast for the next couple of weeks here. I have some hill ground that is riddled with nettles and I have been carefully spraying with a knapsack on dry days in between other jobs. How late in the year would you spray? I feel like some of the more mature plants aren't really...
  20. W

    Organic farming

    Hello guys! Wondering if anyone can advise some good resources on organic farming for me to learn from? Any textbooks, online websites or books I can buy on the matter. I’ve a degree in science and so have a particular interest in studying farming and coming at things from a scientific...