Anyone growing hybrid rye?


Arable Farmer
North Kent, UK
No fungicides at all?

We’ve had a lot of rain so I gave it some Mirador extra I had left from last year, first time growing rye but I’m told it can suffer from rust?
No fungicide here. My agronomist was expecting brown rust to be a problem too (having been warned by a colleague), but it has remained clean. Variety - KWS Serafino.

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...