weed control

  1. Hutchinsons News

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ The switch from direct support to environmentally-focussed payments presents massive challenges over coming years, but leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons is helping growers plan the best way forward to benefit from the opportunities...
  2. S

    Osr no podstick and no roundup

    Moving from swathing to direct cutting. Reluctant to roundup it for a few reasons. Am I an absolute fool not to podstick it and leave it on the stem? Any natural ripeners on here?
  3. S

    Cost of keeping ewes per year.

    Probably done a million times. trying to get a handle on costs of running the ewes over 12 month period. not including rent or labour. out door lambing flock. sure somebody altersthe figures each time I look 😂.
  4. WillB

    Cover crop before Spring Beans

    We have dabbled with cover crops previously, albeit on a limited basis and with no fixed conclusions. As part of our SFI scheme we are looking to put cover crops in ahead of spring beans. We are on heavy soils but they are regularly (annually) mucked and so the two main aims are to keep hold of...
  5. V

    Winter barley v spring barley

    I’ve 30 acres been in permanent grass for years needing freshened up. Given feed price and straw prices I’m thinking I should put some barley in and produce something of my own. My thoughts on winter v spring is I will have crop off far earlier than spring stuff to get a reseed put in plus my...
  6. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57686365
  7. Cab-over Pete

    How Much Ground Do Agronomists Cover?

    Aye up, Just wondering after 2-3 similar conversations with customers over the last couple of weeks. One of them has an agronomist that looks after around 6000 acres and told him there is no way anybody could look after more and do it properly, but another says his agronomist looks after...
  8. H

    Break crop for grass reseed.

    It's unproductive pp at the moment. One option would be to DD beans and use kerb, or grow a cover crop before drilling something in the spring to get 2 hits with glyphosate. There's going to be a load of seed waiting for an opportunity and probably creepy crawlies as well. I don't want to...
  9. B

    Spring wheat weed control strategy

    Thinking of swapping winter wheat for spring wheat here just to make life a bit easier in the autumn. But having never grown it and not asked the agronomist yet as I’d like a bit of knowledge, what is everybody doing weed control wise particularly for blackgrass and ryegrass? Pre-em? Emergence...
  10. Wigeon

    Celli Tiger rotovator for ripping up leys?

    Any experiences out there for the use of the above in an organic combinables situation for ripping up a ley? Really dont want to plough, but need 100% weed control. Sorry it's a but niche, but finding info on this is tricky. It looks entertaining if nothing else, but I'm not sure it would...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Machinery boom may have peaked – CEMA

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Machinery manufacturers have been reporting full order books and a very positive market throughout 2021 so far. Indeed, the biggest problems they have faced is being able to make the equipment fast enough in the headwinds of material shortages and...
  12. tomildinio

    Sunflower safe herbicides

    Pre emerge didn't work of pdm as was too dry. Too hot and dry for kerb and that didn't work. Now have a lovely crop of fat hen, sow thistle, chickweed and knotweed. Graminicides are OK but need something for broadleaves. Was reading in Canada they us salsa, the osr herbicide? Anyone any ideas...
  13. spin cycle

    gs4 legume and herb rich

    anyone grow this?.....whats it like to establish/weed control?.....can it make hay?...though nutrient depletion could be a problem :scratchhead: .......grazing wise what sorta lsu can it reasonably support without falling foul of regs:scratchhead:
  14. DairyGrazing

    Maize fertiliser plan.

    How are people doing with their maize fertiliser? Type timing and total please. Have done it differently the last few years due to circumstance not plan. Always drill 25 units with the seed but have been an additional 25-75 units either trop dressing at 18 inches high or working it into the...
  15. T

    talk to me about trees

    ok so they say if you cant beat them join them, trees seem to be all the rage, realistically what sort of return can you expect? how much work are they? id say i have at least 100 acres of rough rough ground but if the money was right i could find more. anyone got links as to prices or...
  16. Kevtherev


    Anyone growing or grown lupins for whole crop? Was a few growing it about 15yr ago but seems to have fallen away. Pic for attention
  17. P

    Do I need to get it sprayed

    My pal sprayed it two months ago and all went dead, I have been busy ever since, I want to sow ryegrass, do I need to get it sprayed again?
  18. CropTec

    Arable Weed Week is live!

    Arable Weed Week to shine a light on the future of sustainable weed management Through a series of live events, discussion and debate, Arable Weed Week will showcase the latest thinking and best practice on weed management in the context of the changing political and environmental agenda...
  19. W

    Redekop weed smasher thingy

    Does anyone have one or use one, seem like a really good idea and another tool in the box regards weed control.
  20. S

    AB9 Acreage and direct drill

    Thinking about applying for about 60 acres of AB9 in a Mid Tier application, it seems to be within the rules of the scheme but seems like a lot of acres to put down to the scheme on a 400 acre farm. Has anyone else done this? We are thinking about direct drilling it next year into temporary...