Sugar Beet 2020

Laggard

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Something is having a nibble
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robbie

Member
BASIS
Had the guidance leaflet from BBRO on herbicide timings.
Don’t spray if there has been wind damage, high uv levels, wide variation in day/ night temps, frost or anything else stressing the crop.
So never spray it this year then.
That’s advisers for you.;)
It's called arse covering, I was thinking exactly the same. Spraying this year is going to be a right nightmare especially as I haven't got my get out of jail free card of maxpro. Straight phen isn't going to give me the flexibility maxpro used to.
 

Kam

Member
Location
West Suffolk
It's called arse covering, I was thinking exactly the same. Spraying this year is going to be a right nightmare especially as I haven't got my get out of jail free card of maxpro. Straight phen isn't going to give me the flexibility maxpro used to.

Just curios as to why you didn't buy a stock of maxxPro before it was withdrawn? I have my requirements in the shed.
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
No cap here but I have got trouble with bloddy skylark coming out of an adjacent crop of winter barley and nipping the leaves of in places they've done a full 12 rows[emoji35]

The beet here just aren't moving they desperately need a good rain.
 

Farmer T

Member
Location
East Midlands
Had the guidance leaflet from BBRO on herbicide timings.
Don’t spray if there has been wind damage, high uv levels, wide variation in day/ night temps, frost or anything else stressing the crop.
So never spray it this year then.
That’s advisers for you.;)

I was confused by this message. Especially given the cost to levy payers to post this out ?‍♂️
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
No cap here but I have got trouble with bloddy skylark coming out of an adjacent crop of winter barley and nipping the leaves of in places they've done a full 12 rows[emoji35]

The beet here just aren't moving they desperately need a good rain.

Have you tried putting a few trays of water out in the field for the skylarks? That’s what my fields man told me to do. They are looking for a drink apparently, not the leaves themselves.
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
Have you tried putting a few trays of water out in the field for the skylarks? That’s what my fields man told me to do. They are looking for a drink apparently, not the leaves themselves.
That's on my list of jobs to do. I'd always bee led to believe it's the moisture they want.
Its lovely having a healthy population of them and I do love to hear them high up in the sky singing away but at this time of the year they're a pain in the bum.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Hares nibble a few off.

First pair true leaves struggling to develop here. Plants look a bit yellow from stress and herbicide. Minerals would help but wind won’t drop. Constant 20 mph gusting 35 here. Tiresome, but not blowing the sand in a big way yet. Horse manure and rough seedbed generally holding it.
My worst area is a very knobbly bit of clay that I didn’t work down fine enough. Nothing there at all other than split seed coatings and dried out seedlings. About 2 acres out of 20. Might redrill after working it down but it would need a good rain to get it going as it’s dry as a bone. Don’t know if it’s worth the bother and running on ones that have emerged.
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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