weed control

  1. Agriland RSS

    Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland According to Life Scientific UK and Ireland country manager, Ruth Stanley, existing chemistries can still play a role in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds, provided farmers use a much more holistic approach when it comes to the management of their...
  2. Corteva Technical

    Grassland and Maize Agronomy Update

    Welcome to the latest update for the 2021 grassland and maize season. These regular technical notes are a seasonal commentary to help those interested in improving grassland and forage productivity on dairy, beef, sheep and equestrian enterprises. Download the FarmMoreForage App Where you are...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Warm weather brings threat of BYDV for cereal growers

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The current spell of warm weather will be welcomed by almost every farmer throughout Ireland, but if it were to continue for the next few weeks, it would increase the risk of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus – BYDV – becoming a real problem within newly...
  4. CPM RSS

    Blackgrass survey – A piece of the puzzle

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Though some growers may have won the battle, there’s still a war waging against blackgrass for many. CPM looks at some of the main challenges and addresses how IPM should be an important part of the game plan in a recent survey with BASF. When it...
  5. bobk

    Is linseed a good break crop

    Not growing beans , although ideal as a break , horrible to combine and not much better to sell , rape would be good but circumstances have ruled that out
  6. phr49

    Ergot in Spring wheat

    See Ergot tolerances have been tightened up this harvest does this mean if you can see it on lump of wheat it will need dressing out or is there some guidance say 1 ergot kernel per kg of wheat is too much ? If it has to be gravity separated to remove how much per tonne can you expect to pay ...
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    Winter beans and weeds

    Thinking of growing beans but looking around this years there’s a lot of very weedy bean crops. Having never grown them before is there limited weed control available? Potentially thinking of 130ha of them so wanting to know we can do it right.
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Steketee hoeing technology proves its worth in DeltaRow maize crop

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Maize grown in twin rows with optimal allocation of growing space are the advantages of the LEMKEN Azurit precision seed drill and farmers wanting to use them to best effect need to be able to perform effective weed control across the full width. Modern...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Controlling grassland weeds now sets up pastures for optimal growth next spring

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The weather this spring was not conducive to dealing with grassland weeds. Many, such as docks, thistles, and nettles, have grown on, set seed and dominated a greater area than before. However, all is not lost. Recent mild and wet weather means now is...
  10. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  11. T

    Cheap Winter Bean Establishment

    Looking to grow winter beans for first time this year, completely fed up with beet . Just wondered what the cheapest way of establishing them is while still getting a decent yield, not got a direct drill but open to ideas. Some going on lovely light black land , others going on heavy sticky c**p...
  12. HasthorpeGrange

    Questions to ask when taking on land to rent

    Hi everyone, as a young guy looking to start something of my own I’m looking into taking on some land to keep cattle on. Just wondering if anyone can help on what questions I need to be asking before I sign anything so I don’t get caught out later on as it’s the first time I’ve done anything...
  13. D

    A Degree in Agriculture?

    What exactly do people gain from it? Farming is 90% hard graft and 20% inherited nowse innit? I “did” engineering and without that I’d be well n truly felled as an arable farmer, though my old man taught me more of that than uni. The agronomist specs the chemicals, I did PA1 and 2 and FACTS. I...
  14. R

    Home saved OSR

    Does home saved osr that has been desiccated with glyphosate have less vigour than a crop unsprayed? Any opinions?
  15. Corteva Updates

    Reactive herbicide applications advised as oilseed rape area is set to increase

    With the oilseed rape area expected to increase this autumn, Corteva Agriscience is advising farmers to consider a reactive approach to weed control in order to reduce risks during crop establishment. Buoyant prices for the 2021 crop are being underpinned by demand from processors and it is...
  16. Kevtherev

    Farming in the future

    What do we reckon is ahead of us ? More tech more regulation? More plant based farming??? Where does the predominantly livestock based small family farm fit in in the future?
  17. CPM RSS

    Stubble management – Looking beyond backgrass

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Cultivation planning and weed control strategies inevitably get linked together, but with much weed advice really being about blackgrass control, how can farmers adjust their strategy for other grassweeds? CPM investigates. Moisture conservation is...
  18. CPM RSS

    Reactive herbicide applications advised as OSR area set to increase

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine With the oilseed rape area expected to increase this autumn, Corteva Agriscience is advising farmers to consider a reactive approach to weed control in order to reduce risks during crop establishment. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Buoyant prices...
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    SHEEP BREED SURVEY What do you think?

    AHDB are releasing the results of the latest Sheep breed Survey next monday This is the fifth such survey since 1971 and acc/the blurb 'Amongst other things it tells us about the distribution of breeds in the UK sheep industry and indicates the way in which current breeding policies in the...
  20. neilo

    TFF Grass Roots Group

    I've just been looking through this week's Farmers Guardian, and saw three quotes from members of the 'TFF Grass Roots Group' in the first couple of pages. If there are a group of people that purport to represent us, then shouldn't we at least know who they are?