1. andybk

    Grazing wheat in winter , (golden hoof)

    This poped up on twitter , thought it might be interesting to anyone thinking of doing the same going forward , (i know its been threaded before but couldnt find relevant one )
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    Government introduces Genetic Technology Bill

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Legislation in the form of the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, which aims to cut red tape and support the development of innovative tech to grow more resistant, more nutritious, and more productive crops will be introduced in Parliament...
  3. Green oak

    Extase/Theodore blend.

    Has anyone does this. Both clean varieties. But one has a good sp weight and the other one poor. So should balance out. Could be a low spending blend of wheat on paper. Just thinking out loud.
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    Bayer joins pledge to end world hunger

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Bayer has joined like-minded companies in the private sector, in signing the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge with a $160 million (USD) commitment dedicated to help end global hunger. The ‘pledge’, in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit of 2021...
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    Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge in Co. Fermanagh. The walk was hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and took place on the farm of Stephen...
  6. Jerry

    Non brassica grazing crop after spring barley

    Looking for ideas for a non brassica winter forage crop to go in after spring barley and ahead of maize next spring. Can be grazed with sheep or cattle. Light sandy free draining ground. Don’t want brassica as it was stubble turnips ahead of the spring barley. Suggestions? part of the fiend in...
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    Yellow and brown rust samples wanted for UKCPVS project

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine The UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) project has issued an urgent call for samples of yellow and brown rust in wheat. Despite reports of interesting observations in the field, the UKCPVS team says it has received a lower number of...
  8. R

    Off setting risk with conservation measures

    This is my first post as a new member, This year is my first year growing crops but the farm has grown crops for 40 years my father in-law just didn't want the hassle of all the red tape at aged 74. Not the best year to start 😕 After looking through the books major changes were needed. You...
  9. 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...
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    Wheat breeding – Eye on the past to create the future

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Most UK farmers associate DSV with oilseed rape varieties, but the company is causing a stir in cereals with its wheat and barley varieties. CPM visited DSV UK’s plant breeding station in North Oxfordshire to find out more about its unique approach...
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    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...
  12. Muddyroads

    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Hopefully this will copy across from this morning’s Sunday Times: I do tend to go through life with a general sense that everything will be all right in the end. Yes, we are told every 20 minutes that soon the Earth will be a superheated ruin that’s no longer capable of supporting even...
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    Cereals Event Preview – Machines, masterclasses and meet-ups

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF For the first time since 2019, the Cereals Event is back without any restrictions and ready to engage visitors with both the familiar and the new. CPM gets the inside scoop on what’s in store. Farmers are right to be cautious because we’re all...
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    Sugar beet varieties – Stamp of approval

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF At the beginning of April, BBRO and BSPB announced the new Recommended List for sugar beet, which saw nine new varieties added and four withdrawn. CPM reports. It remains vital that new genetics are constantly brought to market. By Lucy de la...
  15. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
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    Precision Breeding Bill a ‘major boost’ for crop innovation

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has welcomed the announcement in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech that the UK government will bring forward a new Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, set to exempt improved crop varieties from...
  17. Andyt880

    Tips for growing onions on a very small commercial scale

    We grow 1.5/2 acres of potatoes to sell though a few honesty boxes locally. I have a small bit of space left in the potato field this year so I decided to buy a few KGs of onion sets to give them a go. Hoping they would be sellable in the honesty box along side the potatoes I know very little...
  18. T

    Direct drilling swedes

    I'm looking into direct drilling swedes this month, what's best to spray off existing grass and how long would I need to leave it until DD the swedes in? And what variety of swedes do people recommend. Thanks.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...