NW Essex
Kerrin looks good and clean. A lot of ours has similar flag emergence and we decided to leave it a couple of days.
Flags are not as big as the preceding leaf on most of ours. Anyone else noticed the same?


Been recommended 0.6 Ceratavo + 0.5 Kestrel, not as trendy a mix as some but rust likely to be more of an issue than septoria?

Yes I know you can mix your own Kestrel but I can’t be bothered!

Anyone else seeing a 2nd flush of weeds, bindweed etc? Needs some starane and MCPA to tidy them up. Think Easel still approved at this timing?


That makes Silvron considerably more expensive than Revystar XE 🤦
Full rate revystar would be a fair bit cheaper.
£53 silvron
£30 prosaro
£10ish folpet
Very nearly a 100 quid a ha but if that's the only fungicide I suppose it's so so.

For comparison 1lt ascra £33, 0.4 Toledo £5.60 plus the folpet.😯

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...