1. cb387

    Gene Edited crops coming to the uk

    Never mind that the technology must be years away but : The production of gene-edited crops is to be sped up to help guarantee British food supplies in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian blockades are preventing the export of key goods such as wheat from the country, leading to rising...
  2. Bigjon44

    Anyone bought fert

    As per the title.new prices are out.anyone committed to buying any yet or is people holding back?
  3. S

    Silage wheat price

    Got a really dirty (blackgrass and ryegrass) 30ac field. What’s the current price per tonne value to get rid of it? Area dependent I know but just an idea please. I just want to sell at £x/t and the buyer sorts the machinery. Is there a forage shortage?
  4. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  5. 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...
  6. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  7. MX7

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    The looming world tight supply of cereals/ maize(corn), makes me question the growing of crops , worldwide, for biomass to feed AD facilities , versus using the same amount of ha’s to grow cereals for human /animal consumption. Worldwide I wonder how many ha’s of biomass crops are grown to feed...
  8. Jerry

    Best month for your farm?

    I always love May here. (As long as we get a drop of rain). Wheat looks good, spring barley is motoring, lambs are getting close to being fit. Hedges and trees are all fresh in leaf with plenty of colour in the hedges.
  9. Matthew Britton

    Mole Drainage

    So….. question from someone who has come of chalk down land that never really needed draining. We are now living in central France with some very different ground to what I have been used to. During the winter the ground quickly water logs and takes a long time to dry in the spring. The farm is...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year. He told Agriland: “In the case of the farmers that I am working with, the figure the region of 10%. Most of the...
  11. Agriland RSS

    FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture to ensure there is available and accessible food in crisis situations. FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu told a UN Security Council...
  12. Arthur Living

    Breaker ring Cambridge rolls

    Hi all, I'm thinking of going all modern and replacing my old gang rolls with a set of folding rolls. It seems that quite a lot of secondhand sets have breaker rings on them. I've never had any experience of using them and was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are. We have very...
  13. Phil P

    Spraying milk on crops

    Just been reading the post on Twitter from chap whom sprayed milk on some pasture to give it a boost and promote soil bacteria. Think the rate was 10L/ha (100L/ha water rate). Pictures look good compared to the next pasture that didn’t get sprayed. Has anyone tried this on arable crops? Maybe a...
  14. ffukedfarmer

    Permanent pasture to winter barley - cover crop?

    I’ve got an unproductive field of grass that’s mainly meadow brome. The plan was to hay it this year but with it being so dry I can’t see there being anything there worth mowing. I’m still an amateur to growing cereals and a cover crop virgin so be gentle… I’m thinking: Burn off the grass in...
  15. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How are margins looking for harvests’ 22 and 23?

    We are fast approaching harvest 22 and looking now to harvest 23 for cropping decisions, but the cost and margin picture looks very different to this time last year. UK feed wheat new crop futures (Nov-22) closed yesterday at £340.10/t. This is almost double the price from this time last year...
  16. H

    Pheasant poults

    Anyone struggling to get them this yr ?
  17. Agriland RSS

    UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland The United Nations (UN) has said that food and fertiliser produced by Russia and Belarus must return to world markets despite the war in Ukraine. Speaking at UN headquarters in New York yesterday (Wednesday, May 18), UN secretary-general Antonio...
  18. D

    Stealing food to solve the food crisis.

    On radio 4 this morning (I admit I was a bit sleepy) A government Minister said that with the food crisis, Police should not get involved if people were stealing food. I would think the exact opposite, should come down really hard on people looting veg/potatoes from fields. Equally those...
  19. S

    Terpal question.

    i have been spraying T2 for some on with .7 of terpal. Finished the field with 1/3 of a Ha left in the tank, than added 10ha with no terpal and sprayed the next field. I have some still left in tank but next field the ears are out. Would the terpal cause any damage. would be equivalent of .025/ha
  20. Bigjon44

    Too late for mayweed tidy up?

    Just got a few mayweed and nettle getting through on some headlands. Is it too late now to tidy up with an SU ? Any other products as wheat now in ear!! Tried zypar last year but didn't touch mayweeds once they got to certain size