Bio stimulants instead of seed dressing

Anyone out there tried bio stimulants on undressed seed? Which ones? How have you applied them?
The 1st step would be to get the seed tested for any diseases. In the absence of any seed borne disease then a seed dressing is not required. If a test proved the presence of any seed borne disease would you be prepared to rely on a bio stimulant product?


Arable Farmer
We tried Tigga on some spring barley seed. Unfortunately we didn’t drill any without as a control. However I was very pleased with the vigour of the crop as it emerged.

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...