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  1. Agriland RSS

    Malting barley – Donegal’s best kept secret

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Malting barley production is helping to breathe new life into Donegal’s tillage sector with a total of 1,200ac due to be cut this year. Of even more significance is the fact that one third of this area has been dedicated to a single winter variety...
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will UK protein premiums grow?

    With the UK barley harvest progressing well, it won’t be long before attention starts to turn to the winter wheat crop. Until the crop is cut, there is a wide degree of uncertainty over quality. This year, arguably more than others, concerns about quality are also being fuelled by external...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Grass quality key to profitable milk production

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland On dairy farms, improving sward productivity is important, with good quality grass remaining the key to profitable milk production. Grass is the cheapest feed dairy farmers have access to, with grass production on farms having an impact on farm...
  4. C

    Wheat expectations?

    What are everyone's thoughts then? Heard 'massive' on a different thread from south of us. May just be us, but mid/later season wheats(altitude or drill date/variety) hit by cool & wet at flowering-michodochium 15-20% florets on some ears, despite very robust (+PTZ) head spray. Earlier...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Is A2 milk a mainstream dairy option for the future?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Producing A2 milk may well be a mainstream option for Irish dairy farmers in the not too distant future. A2 milk is a variety of cows’ milk that mostly lacks A1 beta-casein protein, and instead the bred cows mostly have the A2 form. Take Co...
  6. EddieB

    2021 OSR Yields

    Has anyone done much yet? We’ve started this afternoon, only done about 10 ha so far but seems to be doing around 3.7 t/ha. If it averages that across the board I would be pretty pleased as we’re on light land and have grown far too much of it over the last twenty five years. BTW it’s Palmedor...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Fine tuning strategies to achieve successful crop desiccation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Following their first full season of diquat free desiccation, and potentially armed with greater knowledge gleaned from “real” non-trial conditions without a diquat safety net, many potato growers should now have an even better understanding of what it...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  9. 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...
  10. Chris F

    The Pingdemic

    The said on news this morning that 1 in 50 people in the U.K. have now been pinged. But is this just a town problem? (Or just a hangover from football matches) My daughter how is a student at Loughborough is the only person I know. How many farmers have been pinged? Not hearing any problems...
  11. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Cheffins latest sale features further Ford conversions

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Ford based specialist tractors are always popular at auctions. At the last vintage and classic sale held by Cheffins, a near record price of £210,000 was paid for a County 1474. In its upcoming July sale, there are further Ford conversions, which...
  13. Dry Rot

    Wrapping the curved surface of round bales

    It's that time of year again. I have had several months with an empty shed where I have been able to get on with machinery repairs and other jobs under cover. It just seems an appalling waste of space to fill the shed with a bulky commodity like hay or straw for a major part of the year when it...
  14. CPM RSS

    Insiders view – Insist on a barn-buster?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A new hard Group 4 offering from Syngenta looks to provide a table-topping option for those who are looking to fill their barns this autumn. CPM reviews SY Insitor. Having this inherent resistance also helps to give a little more flexibility. By...
  15. ADAS

    Variety choice and sowing date key factors in the battle against septoria

    Fungicide reliance Septoria is considered the most damaging foliar disease of winter wheat in the UK, and can be responsible for up to 50% yield loss. Fungicides, azoles and the succinate ... Continue reading...
  16. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – Fine-tuning the RL

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The AHDB Recommended List is part of the fabric of arable farming and is the engine driving many variety decisions. CPM takes a look under the bonnet of the RL and finds out how the ‘engine’ is being tuned to deliver varieties with good resilience...
  17. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
  18. D

    Complexity kills small businesses?

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. If all I did was grow one particular crop or concentrate on one particular enterprise then my life would be whole lot easier and most likely more profitable. I think this is what has changed re small mixed farming businesses. Whether it’s sheep...
  19. Agriland RSS

    CAAV is equipping UK agriculture ‘for the future’

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Advancing knowledge and skills in areas like technology is key to farmers enhancing productivity and meeting the challenges ahead, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). Speaking at the CAAV AGM and conference, outgoing...
  20. Al R

    Bale squeezer for front loader

    What is the best bale squeezer for wrapped bales and with removable rollers to load straw to. Drier bales will be stacked on end so grabbing at the bottom and lifting vertically is an advantage. I’ve heard very good things about the Quicke Flexibal. Mchale seem popular but I’ve been told they...
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