Spring beans into Oat cover


If I drill spring beans directly into a black oat cover will they suffer from allopathy? The Oats were put in late and are about 6" high.
Will the Oat allopathy help control some weeds?
They will be drilled with a Sumo DTS. Thanks


I have the same situation , my agromonist says the oats will not affect the beans . If a spring cereal is following black oats , then 6 weeks should be left between spraying off and drilling . I don't know if there will be any weed control .

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...