1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Domestic rapeseed; from net-export to net-import

    This article is the second in a series this week on changes to crop fundamentals ahead of the third release of the AHDB balance sheet on Thursday. In this article, I am going to discuss: The domestic outlook for OSR in 2021 – looking at production, imports and consumption. The supply & demand...
  2. Agriland RSS

    NI study suggests slurry separation hubs could offer solution to nutrient surplus

    Written by Rachel Martin A study examining the potential of slurry separation technology has suggested the establishment of processing hubs in Northern Ireland could help the industry make better use of agricultural by-products. It could be one of a series of new ‘climate-smart’ technologies...
  3. M

    Silage over a weighbridge price

    Hi, anybody got any idea of what silage over a weighbridge is making? We’ve fertilised and sprayed and have a weighbridge on site. Looking to sell it by the tonne with the buyer paying for the machinery side of things. Location is North West.
  4. Ormond

    Twisted awns winter barley

    What would cause twisted awns in winter barley. Had axial pro 2 weeks ago before awns appeared.....su to clean up some chickweed a couple of weeks before that. Could it be lack of boron?
  5. Agriland RSS

    Farmer-led aphid monitoring could reduce pesticide use in tackling BYDV

    Written by William Kellett A new study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has concluded that a simple field-based monitoring system, run by farmers, could help reduce the use of insecticide spraying to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereal crops following the 2019 ban...
  6. Steevo

    Red Tractor - Mass Balance

    Just read about this new requirement for a calculation. I’m not sure how they think farmers without a weighbridge will be able to estimate accurately the amount of crop that comes in from the field. Is this them getting worried that farmers will start selling 10/20% as non-assured off the...
  7. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers.

    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/small-farms-have-a-huge-role-to-play-in-our-sustainable-future-charles-prince-of-wales.346859/#post-7580667 Good for him i reckon.
  8. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Sheep Health and Welfare Conference identifies key disease challenges

    Reproductive failure and neonatal lamb disease / mortality have the biggest impact on sheep farmers’ productivity, according to a poll at this week’s SHAWG conference. But thin ewe syndrome and conditions in late pregnancy have the greatest impact on animal welfare, meaning farmers have to...
  9. Agriland RSS

    RamCompare: Five-year results identify top traits to drive flock productivity

    Written by Rachel Martin The five-year results of sheep genetic improvement project RamCompare have revealed the top traits from performance-recorded rams to drive flock productivity. RamCompare data ranks rams for specific traits such as scan weight (growth rate) or muscle depth. The...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Oilseed rape for harvest 2022 – how could you mitigate some risk?

    Oilseed rape for harvest 2022 – how could you mitigate some risk? The support in harvest 2022 oilseed rape (OSR) values could pose a significant incentive for growers to plant this crop this summer. Many growers have turned away from OSR in recent years, often citing challenging weather and...
  11. JasmineHughes

    KWS need your insight!

    We need you! We breed new varieties specifically for the UK market, and need your feedback to ensure we’re delivering products and services that help meet the challenges you face on farm and set you up to achieve the greatest success. We know it’s not always fun filling in surveys, so we’ve...
  12. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  13. Will Blackburn

    Maize 2021

    Could be disappointing, I have one light field in with stronger land waiting for dry weather. I could have drilled a month ago but soil temperatures were very low, I'm not seeing any evidence yet that we missed a trick as nothing is showing for earlier sowings. It looks very likely that some of...
  14. beardface

    The future of arable farming

    I've been thinking lately about the debate around food production and how arable farming seems to escape the negativity at the moment. Are large monocultures grown intensively on the best acres the answer to sustainable food production? I don't think so. The reality is that an allotment...
  15. teslacoils


    So, T2 has always been the big spend. Is this Revystar the complete dogs danglies? Because £45/ha gets me a lot of other chem.
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  17. Sid

    Paying farmers a lump sum to retire

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57149744 Average farmer could get 50k with the largest landowners getting 100k Average farmer gets 21k per year "Older farmers are often most resistant to new "green" methods, and Environment Secretary George Eustice wants them to move on" "The...
  18. RobertTheEngineer

    Reseach on the Impact of the Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides and What is Next in Farming.

    Hi all, I am a student at Imperial University London trying to understand how the banning of bee-harming pesticide has affected your farm and trying to come up with the next generation of the drone-based precision pest control system. It would be amazing if I could have a chat with you about...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Free BVD testing in Wales to remain until end of 2022

    Written by William Kellett The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has welcomed the news that free Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) testing for cattle farmers in Wales has been extended until December 31, 2022. BVD testing, which is provided through Gwaredu BVD, supports both youngstock testing and the...
  20. N

    Cattle prices

    With barley increasing daily and cattle prices either the same or 5p off ,how long before the cattle go.