Seed Treatment

Davylad

Member
Anyone use “Tiros” seed dressing last autumn?…. Secondly do many of you
use any seed treatment on HSS … I was thinking of sowing this autumn with no seed dressing.. Any opinions would be helpful… thanks 😊
 

Davylad

Member
Anything in particular.. I don’t mean germination… do you always send seed away irrespective? … do you clean it with a dresser or straight from the heap ? Thanks @Chae1
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Anything in particular.. I don’t mean germination… do you always send seed away irrespective? … do you clean it with a dresser or straight from the heap ? Thanks @Chae1
We have a mobile drier so it makes a pretty good job of cleaning it.

I always get it tested, loose smut, ergot, fusarium would be things they test for. Just ask for a full seed test.

We have tested this years winter barley and it's fine, so will get sown straight out the heap. This years spring barley had quite high fusarium levels so treated it. But ran short of seed and drilled some untreated and its harvested now and done fine.
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
There's loads of threads on here about it if you do a search. It was tff that made me stop treating it.

Grudged the almost 5k bill for treating seed this spring after not paying for it for a few years.

Just need to remember to declare it to BSPB and pay royalties. Just pay on a per ha basis for Hss.
 

Davylad

Member
It’s this very forum has me thinking about using seed with no dressing… I’m dreading what the merchants will charge for seed this year .. intend using mostly my own .. growing rye for first time so will have to be hybrid … ! Cheers
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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