Glyphosate - Bayer calls Force Majeure


Arable Farmer
Scottish Borders


You mean another ‘victory’ for the so called ‘Greens’, like the Neonicitinoid ban, that will actually mean we spray more environmentally damaging and severe older chemistry more often?
No idea duck , I've got loads of the stuff


Got about 20-25ha of Bumblebird cover that was due a full whack of Glyphosate to take out 18months of rubbish before starting again. 12ha of stiff stuff

I called in the local ploughman for the day, 10 days ago in that nice dry spell... Seems like the right decision...;)
25ha ? Did Severn Trent pay for that much .


Mixed Farmer
My small amount of bumble bee mix didnt do that well. Too many components in the mix in my opinion (11).
STW didn't seem overly bothered on the mix constituents. High seed rate of cheap filler lobbed is a winner IMO, chuck a bit of sunflower in from the birdseed food supplier to make it look nice as well.. ;) Full ground cover to keep the bloody willowherb under control is my aim.

However, I am going much later for the "Spring" sown this time, with around 50% Autumn drilled, mainly on the heavier soils. Got one block I put a cover crop on as an experiment before spring sowing. Next year, it'll be stubble turnips!

Bothe of the above means minimal glyphosate here.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...