Nitrogen on beans

Brisel

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Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Weevil are still chewing at mine. I did put manganese in with the pyrethroid.

I've got 3 fields of beans that had sewage cake last autumn. Not in a NVZ thankfully - the heap had to be spread. I'll report back when they are a bit further ahead. The seedbed was wobbly and they are still emerging, so no comparison yet.

Dig some up, wash the soil off the roots carefully in a bucket and see if there are many larvae feeding on the root nodules.
 

Flat 10

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Location
Fen Edge
Weevil are still chewing at mine. I did put manganese in with the pyrethroid.

I've got 3 fields of beans that had sewage cake last autumn. Not in a NVZ thankfully - the heap had to be spread. I'll report back when they are a bit further ahead. The seedbed was wobbly and they are still emerging, so no comparison yet.

Dig some up, wash the soil off the roots carefully in a bucket and see if there are many larvae feeding on the root nodules.
If you do this it’s very interesting but you can’t do anything can you? Pyrethroid contact only on the adults? Mine are being hammered but haven’t sprayed.
 

Brisel

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Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
If you do this it’s very interesting but you can’t do anything can you? Pyrethroid contact only on the adults? Mine are being hammered but haven’t sprayed.
The odds of making much of a difference to the weevil levels are not good and I have left most of them untreated to see whether I’m just wasting time and beneficials.
 

Bogweevil

Member
If you do this it’s very interesting but you can’t do anything can you? Pyrethroid contact only on the adults? Mine are being hammered but haven’t sprayed.
Won't adult weevils ingest pyrethroid when nibbling treated foliage?
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Passed through mine with an insecticide last night (😕) they are up to the sprayer window. I had two thought, thank f... I didn’t apply any muck or N, and is there any chance at all these are not going to be FLAT🥴
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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