1. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  2. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  3. Agriland RSS

    Global wheat prices up 41% with consumption hitting ‘all-time high’

    Written by Kathleen O'Sullivan from Agriland Global wheat prices are up 41% on last year due to “tightening export availabilities amid strong demand”, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN has reported this week. World cereal output in 2021 is on course to hit an all-time...
  4. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Could energy prices reduce milling wheat supplies?

    In February, we speculated as to whether fertiliser prices could get to £300/tonne again, based on Chicago maize prices and demand for fertiliser, given their historic relationship. In July, they did just that. Ammonia nitrate (AN) fertiliser prices are driven not only by demand of course, but...
  5. CRM AgriCommodities

    Daily market report - European Market Support

    Daily market grain market highlight from the research team at CRM AgriCommodities, read in under 4 minutes... Wheat markets, particularly in Europe have continued to receive support as concerns over Russian winter sowing progress persist alongside the Russian Ministry of...
  6. CPM RSS

    Grassweed control – Cost to pay if don’t delay?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Delayed drilling is the backbone of grassweed control programmes, with mid-October the ideal in blackgrass situations. But with drills moving from mid-September, where does that leave grassweed control. CPM finds out. When it comes to drilling, low...
  7. CPM RSS

    Wheat blends – Blending success

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Growing blends of wheat varieties is becoming more popular. But how have they performed on farm and what makes a good blend? CPM investigates. We were primarily motivated to look for some disease resistance and increased diversity to reduce our...
  8. CPM RSS

    Forward-thinking Farmers – An evidence-based approach

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Planning becomes very difficult when you’re not quite sure what it is you’re planning for. Like many other farmers, Alex Borthwick is on a steep learning curve to discover how he can farm more efficiently for a sustainable future and he’s using...
  9. M


    I've had an enquiry from a chap a few miles away wanting to buy some or all of my wheat next summer for wholecrop. His proposed arrangement being, I think, that I grow the crop as normal, then we come to an agreed price in the summer for the standing crop based on potential grain value less...
  10. Hutchinsons News

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins. The cost of ammonium nitrate and...
  11. KW Alternative Feeds

    KW Feedcast Episode 17 - 05 October 2021

    The latest episode of Feedcast continues to highlight the logistics and availability woes that we have seen of late. Chris Davidson and James Barker are on hand to discuss how you get what you need when you need it and the challenge of doing so! The key topic this episode is Rapemeal and the...
  12. An Gof

    Southwark Oats TSW

    Finally after a 3 week delay my Southwark seed oats have arrived on farm. I have never seen such a pathetic sample of certified seed. The TSW is 34g 🤦😮 I would be interested in TSW from samples other growers have received. It looks like the seed has been taken from the screenings pile. Is this...
  13. N

    British sugar contracts

    Well how is this going to work,if you grow sugar beet near the factory you will get a bonus because it’s classed green with less transport carbon footprint.So are we going to see 2 separate heaps of beet at the factory ,because I guess we won’t see 2 separate bags of sugar in the shops...
  14. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will US harvest cap recent wheat gains?

    The US harvest continues at pace. Last night, the USDA crop progress report showed that the US maize harvest was 29% complete as of 3 October. This is 7 percentage points (pp) ahead of average, and 5pp ahead of last year. The soybean harvest has also been progressing at speed, now 34% complete...
  15. Still Farming

    Facebook,messenger, WhatsApp outage.

    Looks like big outage or issues preventing users using these platforms tonight?
  16. ShropshireLad

    Looking for fresh spray tractor man enough to 4m direct tine drill.

    I'm looking for a fresh tractor. I'll be using for spraying, fertilising and pulling 4m direct tine drill with a hopper out front. So a reliable light weight machine, which is still man enough for draught work. Any ideas?? I'm pretty open minded on age, hours etc..
  17. J

    california weather

    i was having a gander as i chanel hopped at 1 of those 80-90's cop shows. they were flying micro-lights in crystal blue skies,perfect weather. i wondered if there was anywhere in europe or anywhere else besides the us that has such an agreable climate?
  18. C

    How much land does it take to pay an employees wages ??

    just pondering On an arable farm How much land could one man look after himself ... using an extra driver to corn cart and perhaps using targeted contractors to do certain jobs From that scenario How much extra land would you need to justify a full time employee ??
  19. Surgery

    Ad plants , you can’t make it up

    Local plant produced too much gas and having to burn it off even thou there’s a shortage
  20. Tarw Coch

    How much rolled wheat

    As title, how much rolled wheat can I put in my cow diet?