weed control

  1. J

    Spring OSR

    How do people get on growing Spring OSR? Has anyone had any recent experience with it? Following end of August combined S.Barley and felt it was too late to drill WOSR, kicking myself because as it turned out we probably would have been fine with the open Autumn we have just had. Heavyish land...
  2. Agriland RSS

    PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Potash Development Association (PDA) has acted to update its fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape crops. A new advisory leaflet, published at the very end of 2021, relates the latest potassium (K), phosphate and sulphur requirements for...
  3. beardface

    Cocksfoot ley (thinking out loud again)

    So with fert and chem prices where they are I've been thinking of alternative short term leys as an alternative to spring cropping. Thinking a 2 year ley sown by latest mid September. FYM after wheats off, cultivate, leave a couple weeks spray off then seed. Mix would be Cocksfoot Meadow...
  4. CPM RSS

    Managing herbicide resistance

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Though the launch of Luximo may change the game for grassweed control, IPM will still be the core strategy in the battle against blackgrass. CPM explores the topic. It’s important to do as much as you can before you open the can. By...
  5. CPM RSS

    New chemistry – Hidden gem to market leader?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A promising new product with a new mode of action could be about to shake up the cereal herbicide market. CPM takes a first look. Luximo’s efficacy is inherently stronger than flufenacet By Mike Abram + Charles Abel It’s not often something put...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    John Deere - Future of Farming

    Changes in weather patterns are just one of many challenges farming is facing. John Deere is investing huge resources into solving these challenges. Three core technologies are shaping the future: Electrification, Automation to Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence Electrification...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - David White

    Harvest 2021 roundup at Hawk Mill, an East Anglian perspective. September 2021 Today, the 2nd September we finished harvest 2021. We tried on several occasions over the past week but the continued dull weather with early morning drizzle has prevented us from crossing the finish line, but today...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while band spraying herbicide only within rows. According to Lemken, this is now possible courtesy of its Steketee...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  10. CornishRanger

    Ploughing permanent pasture

    After some advice/guidance. Anyone on here applied to plough permanent pasture? We have taken on a tenancy where the grassland has all been down long enough to be classed as PP and needs ploughing really. I've found the relevant paperwork on the gov.uk site, just wondering if people had previous...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs and...
  12. Flat 10

    Front seed tank question

    Going to be very stupid here; but, if you have a front tank on a folding drill it balances lovely at the ends but weights the tractor down creating massive ruts if you are working on tender ground? I know you shouldn't be on the land if wet but sh!t happens. If you try to be clever and put press...
  13. CHAPs News

    Innovation to overcome regen ag challenges

    Innovation to overcome regen ag challenges ON-FARM challenges faced when transitioning to regenerative agriculture, and how to overcome them, were explored during a recent webinar hosted by agri-tech innovation centre, CHAP. Welcoming more than 100 farmers, agronomists, researchers and...
  14. 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...
  15. Farmer Fin

    BASIS beet help

    Hi I am doing my BASIS and have no knowledge of beet. Could someone give me a copy of their typical spray programme? DM if you like. Thanks
  16. I

    Crop stubble burning

    BBC posted an article Wednesday on Delhi Air Quality, noting Indian farmers and crop burning. And obv resulting pollution. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59486806 Think BBC got their views from this nasa article. The data they uses comes from the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
  17. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  18. Mccormick 94

    Next Farming Equipment & Technolgy Fund

    Very simple What options would people like to see added to the second round of the Farming Equipment & Technolgy Fund having now seen the list for the first round? Just thought it would be a good idea to have a place to pool ideas for next time. Rules; 1. List your suggestion and briefly why...
  19. Hooch

    Strip till

    Does anyone strip till for maize and if so what does it cost ?
  20. 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...