Surface Trash and pre ems


Arable Farmer
East Yorkshire
Hi All,
Sorry if this has been covered before. I've planted wheat into spring oat stubble and there is alot of surface trash even after the Mzuri has been through it. Whats peoples views on pre ems? The field is reasonable clean with some BG and a view wild oats here and there. Talking with a local DD farmer they thought Crystal works best. Does the trash offer any supresent to weeds growing?

Charles Quick

BASE UK Member
A good mulch can be quite weed suppressive, possibly also having an effect on the crop (see 2 Simons theory)
Get your pre-em sprayed on a damp day with some light drizzle to wash it past the trash and onto the soil. Last year we used Liberator + Glyphosate the day after drilling into knee high cover (no glyphosate was applied before drilling). Worked just fine
never had a problem with surface trash and weed control

when following osr with wheat i have had 10 inches of rape volunteers drilled on the green sprayed off a week after drilling with the pre em

when we used to cultivate plough discordon , burn mintill or disc shakerate and drill herbicide resistance developed

less black grass now due to low disturbance notill and rotation

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...